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As you read this, palm oil companies are burning the rainforest home of orangutans to a crisp. Why? To make way for yet more palm oil plantations.

Unilever -- maker of Dove soap and Magnum ice cream -- is STILL buying palm oil from these rainforest destroyers.

Unilever is hoping its links to the forest fires go unnoticed. You can change that.

Your donation today will pay for a top video squad to capture drone footage of the raging fires, leak it to journalists -- and expose Unilever’s greed.

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Unilever is driving orangutans to the brink of extinction. The multinational’s greed for cheap palm oil... is directly responsible for burning down the rainforests where orangutans live.

Can you chip in to save the orangutans and expose Unilever’s greed?

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Fires are raging in Indonesia, burning forests to the ground to make way for palm oil plantations. As a result, critically endangered orangutans are on the brink of extinction.

Unilever buys more than 1 million tonnes of palm oil each year, and uses it in everything from Dove soap to Knorr soup. The corporate giant has promised to source its palm oil sustainably by 2020 -- but has failed to live up to this promise.

So far, the forest fires aren’t a big news story yet. We can change that.

We need to hire a video squad on the ground in Indonesia to capture footage of the forest fires -- armed with professional filming equipment and drones that can withstand the heat. Once we have the footage, we can leak it to journalists -- creating a public outcry that will link Unilever to the forest fires and force it to clear up its act.

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These forest fires are no accident -- the burning is a deliberate act.

Palm oil trees are planted in monocultures, drenched in toxic pesticides. The land quickly becomes infertile, and then new forests have to be cleared so palm oil producers can keep reaping in a profit. These are ancient forests that we’ll never get back.

The Covid crisis means that journalists are finding it harder to travel to remote locations and report on the forest fires and the illegal slash and burn practices that palm oil producers are using. That’s why it’s so important we turn a spotlight onto this crisis.

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You've got an incredible track record of winning against palm oil offenders. Since 2014 we've forced companies like McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Starbucks to commit no-deforestation palm oil policies.

Together, we can clean up the palm oil industry and force Unilever to cut deforestation from its supply chains. This is the only way we can save these ancient forests and the homes of the last orangutans.

Will you join us now and chip in to power-up an emergency campaign to save the orangutans?

If you’ve saved your payment information with SumOfUs, your donation will go through immediately:

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Thanks for all that you do,
Fatah, Anne and the team at SumOfUs


More information:

Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation'. The Guardian. 17 January 2020.
My palm oil problem: how can I save orangutans? The Times. 20 January 2020.
The global demand for palm oil is driving the fires in Indonesia. Quartz. 18 September 2019.

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