Tell Fonterra to stop importing palm kernel for the further industrialisation of New Zealand dairying.
A Greenpeace investigation has revealed that the iconic New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra is implicated in Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest destruction, dead orangutans and driving global greenhouse gas emissions.
Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests. The land is drained and remaining foliage and wood is burnt releasing huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
Trucks laden with fresh fruit bunches of palm on the way to palm factories where they will be processed into palm oils and palm based animal feed.
Greenpeace New Zealand communications manager Suzette Jackson stands on former rainforest land, recently cleared and burnt to prepare for the planting of palm.
Pristine rainforest located in a National Park near Jambi, Sumatra. 72 % of Indonesia's ancient intact forests have been cleared. 15 % of the world's biodiversity resides in Indonesia.
Orangutan orphan rehabilitated into the National Park. Orangutans are endangered with only 6000 remaining in the wilds of Sumatra. They could disappear in the next decade if the expansion of palm plantations continues unchecked.
Indigenous leader Raji Anis stands on his land once owned by three neighbouring villages. The land was taken from them by a palm company then cleared and burnt to plant palm.
Devastated rainforest and peatlands. Canals dug into the carbon rich peat soils transport valuable logs out of the forests.
Fonterra has introduced supplementary feeds such as
imported palm-based animal feed which is changing
dairying from pastoral to industrial. Palm-based animal
feed imports have increased 2,700 fold since 1999. This is
part of an overall trend...
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TAKE ACTION: Tell Fonterra to stop importing palm kernel