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UNLESS Project

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"UNLESS someone like YOU cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."   

Gorillas, tigers, orangutans, and other animals living in tropical forests are losing habitat as plantations for palm oil and pulp and paper expand to meet growing global demand.

Palm oil is the world’s most widely produced vegetable oil. It can be found in more than 50% of the foods we eat as well as our soaps, lotions, shampoos, cleaning products, and cosmetics. Plantations for pulp and paper are responsible for roughly 30% of Indonesia’s forest loss while an expansion of industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo threatens the second largest tropical rainforest in the world.

By driving demand for palm oil that’s “deforestation-free,” reducing waste, and reusing and recycling paper products, UNLESS Project advocates can help protect the forests where gorillas and other wildlife live.

Together we can save them.

Send a Message

Send a Message

Ask companies to share their progress on protecting rainforests.


Little Cats for Big Cats

Little Cats for Big Cats

Little cats can help big cats by supporting deforestation-free palm oil.


Follow Gerry

Follow Gerry

Follow Zoo partner Gerry Ellis as he travels across Africa and Asia.


News and Updates

News & Updates

Stay current on the palm oil crisis with news from around the world.



Stop Your Junk Mail

Stop Your Junk Mail

Use less paper to save energy to save wildlife.


Field Foto Friday

#FieldFotoFriday

See animal shots from the field and pick up some photography tips from a world-renowned photojournalist.

 

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