The New York Times: A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists

“Isolated acts of kindness by bad actors like PT S.S.S. don’t erase that history and current pattern of destructive behavior, and they won’t save the Borneo orangutan from destruction,” said Gemma Tillack, the agribusiness campaign director at the Rainforest Action Network, an environmental organization, referring to the palm oil company by its initials. If the company was serious about protecting the species, she added, it would make a binding commitment to end deforestation on its plantations. (Read More)