Use Your Reach

Together, we're making progress on palm oil

Orangutans, elephants and many other species are losing their forest habitats to the production of palm oil, an ingredient found in everyday products like cosmetics, cleaners and candy. Together, we're doing something about it.

The Oregon Zoo is working on multiple fronts to reduce palm oil-related pressures on wildlife.

  • In Borneo, we're partnering to protect displaced orangutans and elephants, and helping agriculture-based communities avoid conflict with wildlife.
  • As voting members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, we're shifting the industry toward more wildlife- and habitat-friendly practices.
  • At the zoo, we only sell products that contain palm oil if they're made by companies that are working to improve their sourcing policies.
  • And together with our community, we're driving consumer brands to make progress on their palm oil sourcing policies.

Through our Use Your Reach campaign, more than 6,000 of you asked companies to switch to deforestation-free palm oil, and they're listening.

We're now planning the second phase of the campaign. In the meantime, learn more about the issue and how you can help.