Raise Your Palm

Raise Your Palm

Indonesia has some of the last remaining tropical forests on earth, home to the beautiful Sumatran Tiger.
Yet, with as few as 400 left in the wild, this species is in real danger of disappearing forever.

Rainforests around the world have experienced devastating losses, being cleared to make way for ever-expanding unsustainable oil palm plantations, particularly in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.

We all know the importance of using environmentally-sustainable products and palm oil is no different. The oil itself is not the problem – the problem lies with how and where it has been produced.

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is the best way to protect the environment and the people and wildlife that live in it.

What is palm oil?

Palm oil is an essential ingredient in everything from confectionery to soaps. With over 50% of packaged food products stocking our shelves containing palm oil, the demand is growing every day. The reason why is that palm oil is extremely versatile - it doesn’t melt at high temperatures, it makes things creamy (like ice cream), it is solid at room temperature and it is free of trans fats.

Palm oil is a highly productive oil when compared to alternative vegetable oils. This means that crops for alternative oils require larger amounts of land to produce equivalent amounts of oil.

Good versus Bad palm oil

Unsustainable palm oil can cause devastating impacts on the environment and local people, however the problem with lies with how and where it has been produced. That is why we advocate for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), which is palm oil that has been grown on a plantation that has been managed and certified according to the principles and criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).


Visit Taronga's Tiger Trek to learn more about sustainable palm oil
and species conservation

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Sustainable Palm Oil - Supply Options

Sustainable Palm Oil - Supply Options

Sustainable Palm Oil - The Difference is You!

Sustainable Palm Oil - The Difference is You!

Palm Oil - Are Boycotts the answer?

Palm Oil - Are Boycotts the answer?

Sustainable Palm Oil - What Can I Do?

Sustainable Palm Oil - What Can I Do?

Make your shopping basket Tiger friendly!

You can champion a future with sustainable palm oil by celebrating Australian companies that only use RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (100% Segregated).

Visit the WWF Palm Oil scorecard, select your favourite products and then show your support for those companies who are taking the right action to protect tigers and share with your friends.

Learn about Taronga's transition to use 100% Certified Sustainable Palm Oil for the products sold in our Zoos