Friday, March 09, 2007

Palm Oil and the Illegal Animal Trade in Indonesia

This film illustrates the links between the expansion of the palm oil industry and the booming illegal trade in endangered wildlife for pets and entertainment.

The majority of the captured animals seen in the film were being kept on palm oil plantations or nearby villages in various locations across Borneo and Sumatra. The caged gibbon is one of 300 000 captive gibbons across the Indonesian archipelago.

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