The modern form of humans, called homospaians, have roamed the Earth for a mere 200,000 years. During this time, humans have colonized across every continent and adopted a civilized lifestyle, which has steadily led us on a destructive path fueled by greed.
Unsustainable Trade and Poaching
In order to produce palm oil, large areas of forest must be cleared to develop the palm oil plantations. An area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). In Indonesia, a third of all mammal species are considered to be critically endangered as a result of the sustainable development of the palm oil industry. In fact, if nothing changes, findings show the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years.
Climate Change and Habitat Loss on Land
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