Monday, December 5, 2011


The next destination of our journey was Ketambe.  We wanted to see this area in part because the AZA’s (Association of Zoos and Aquariums) Ape TAG Conservation Initiative is supporting a project called KREDI (Ketambe Restoration and Ecotourism Development Initiative) in this area.  This project was initiated by OIC (Orangutan Information Centre).  As the “hornbill flies” the distance between Bukit Lawang and Ketambe is not far at all.  However, since we had to drive the long way around Gunung Leuser National Park, this drive took about 10 hours, and much of it was very bumpy on mountain switchbacks.
Forest trekking with our guide Jhon Kanedi (this was his real name!) was a great experience but after about three hours the steep, muddy conditions were taking their toll on some of us.  We found nests and traces of orangutans, heard gibbon calls, and saw Thomas’s leaf monkeys, then it started to rain (go figure…it IS the rainy season!).

Our next order of business was to visit a fledgling reforestation site.  There are huge challenges in this area due to farmers from the next village encroaching on the National Park land.  OIC has been working with the community for two years, trying to get farmers’ support and commitment to stop encroaching on park land.

In meeting with village leaders later that evening, we learned that they would like to expand ecotourism in the area so that there is more sustainable income and less pressure to encroach on the forest.  Although they have a long way to go, it is good that they are working in that direction. 

We stayed at the Friendship Guest House.  There was a very friendly cat who kept us company at meal times – which made us home sick for our own pets at home.  The food was excellent, but the accommodations were somewhat challenging and basic.

On the way back to Medan we experienced our first (and only) flat tire in over 40 hours of driving on this trip.  We drew a huge crowd of local children who seemed amused and interested in the predicament of these western tourists. 

Although the drives to and from Ketambe, which is in the province of Aceh, were not very comfortable, the scenery was beautiful.  It was the only place we did not see miles and miles palm oil plantations, instead we saw quite a bit of intact forest.  We also saw an incredible amount of corn grown on mountainsides (that can’t be fun to cultivate). 

One interesting thing we saw was two goats tied up to two cows, and the goats were leading the way down a mountain road.  Unfortunately we saw several cases of macaques being kept as pets.  The strangest situation was a baby macaque clinging to a dog, which was balancing on a dog crate on the back of a motorcycle. 

After spending the night in Medan, we met with Panut Hadisiswoyo, founding director of OIC.  He did a presentation for us showing some of OIC’s great projects, including HOCRU (Human Orangutan Conflict Resolution Unit) and the education programs which have reached 10,000 children in Indonesia.

We are currently in Kuala Lampur, we will fly to Hong Kong next, then Los Angeles, then Denver…we are all looking forward to our own beds, our favorite American foods and drinks. 

Our showers were cold but the water was clean...

Our next stop was Besitang, we visited Putri Hijau, a small holder palm oil plantation (2000 hectares).  It was a good opportunity to compare with the certified sustainable palm oil plantations we had seen last year.  Their production yield is quite a bit lower than larger plantations, and working conditions were different.  We spoke with a woman who spreads fertilizer and the plantation manager.  They were happy to show us around the plantation, and we saw the workers’ accommodations as well – these were very basic, like most of the homes we saw in other parts of Indonesia.

Adjacent to the small holder is a reforestation site started by OIC (Orangutan Information Centre) two years ago.  Unfortunately due to unclear boundaries, the small holder had encroached on the Gunung Leuser National Forest in 1995.  After this was discovered OIC took on daunting task of removing oil palms and reforesting 200 hectares.  In December 2011 OIC will be removing 4000 additional oil palms to make more room for reforestation.

Next we drove to Medan and met with Musim Mas.  Dr. Gan Lian Tiong, their head of sustainability; they had a presentation prepared to tell us about their operations and sustainability initiatives.  They are very well informed on the issues; Musim Mas was the first Indonesian palm oil company that was certified by RSPO.  By the end of 2012 they plan to have all of their plantations and mills certified by RSPO, and also have methane capture established on all of the mills.

Then we drove to Bukit Lawang, a well-established ecotourism site that we had visited last year.  Our Ecolodge was well adapted for western guests, our showers were cold but the water was clean.  We hiked to a feeding platform in the rainforest and waited a while…we knew there was the possibility we would not see orangutans.  Then one by one three different females and their babies, so a total of six orangutans, came to the site.  Two young females, under four years old, did not come to the platform but chose to stay in the trees and play with each other.  It was so fun to watch them interacting and wrestling – mostly while they hung by their feet. 

We are off on our full day of driving to Ketambe, stay tuned…

Find out more about palm oil and orangutans on our palm oil crisis page and check back soon - we’ll send updates when we can!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Headed to Tangkahan

On Friday we flew from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, to Kuala Lampur then on to Medan, Indonesia – on the island of Sumatra.  We had visited Sumatra in 2010 and spent a little time with Ian Singleton of SOCP, Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.  We were able to meet up with Ian for dinner on our first night in Medan, and deliver some veterinary supplies and medications being donated by Seneca Park Zoo, Kansas City Zoo and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.  These items will be used at SOCP’s orangutan rehabilitation center, Batu Mbelin.  Ian updated us on various things such as orangutan releases and law enforcement issues.

On Saturday we drove to Tangkahan and stayed at the Mega Inn, an ecotourism site.  We went to a scheduled Sumatran elephant bath.  We came away with mixed feelings about this program.  When we arrived we were not very surprised to see barbed wire and electric fence surrounding the elephants’ area…but we were surprised to see that all of the elephants were chained.  We were told that the mahouts unchain the elephants twice per day to walk them down a trail for their scheduled bath/swim in the river.

We met with the head of the tourism board in Tangkahan.  He told us how the ecotourism that has been happening in the area has really helped with the local economy.  We’ll be able to share more details when we have more time…

The next morning we took a hike through the rainforest along rubber tree collection trails.  The amazing highlight of this hike was hearing wild Siamangs and white-handed gibbons vocalizing for over an hour!  We did not see them but the calls alone were so cool to hear!  We saw Thomas’s leaf monkeys and long-tailed macaques.

We’ll send more updates when we can, need to load up in the van shortly!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Seafood for Thanksgiving

RT9 (RSPO) Conference has come to an end and we feel we have gained a wealth of knowledge.  It was amazing and inspiring that nearly 1000 people from 50 countries came together to discuss how best to continue to move certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) forward, but it was also very clear that there is still a lot of work to be done.  We heard varying opinions on the best ways to ensure a better future for not only the palm oil industry, but also the environment as a whole. There were many discussions surrounding environmental issues like deforestation, greenhouse gases and HCV (high conservation value) areas.  There are solutions but will take all stakeholders setting aside their differences and working together to make the changes that are best for everyone involved.  Another interesting thing we found was that the US was very under-represented at the conference although we are one of the top consumers of palm oil in the world.  This makes us realize is that the problems of palm oil are still not widely known or understood in the US, and consumers have yet to inform their favorite companies that they will only accept CSPO in the products they purchase.  Help us spread the word to giants like General Mills, Pepperidge Farms, and Pillsbury that joining the RSPO and using 100% CSPO is the right thing to do not only for the survival of endangered species such as orangutans, rhinos, and tigers but also for the health of the planet.

When we applied to join RSPO we had a choice to join as affiliate members or ordinary members.  We chose to pay a higher membership fee in part because we felt it was crucial to be able to vote in the RSPO General Assembly.  So it was extremely gratifying to be able to vote in the 8th General Assembly on numerous important resolutions.

On Thursday night we did not exactly eat a typical Thanksgiving dinner…we ate at a seafood restaurant!  We had a great conversation with Isabelle Lackman of Hutan, an orangutan conservation organization here in Malaysia.  This morning we spent some time with Adam Harrison of WWF, who is on the RSPO executive board and is a great resource regarding palm oil sustainability issues.

We are flying to Sumatra today to begin the next exciting part of our journey!

Find out more about palm oil and orangutans on our palm oil crisis page and check back soon - we’ll send updates when we can!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Malaysia!

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Arrives in Kota Kinabalu for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Meeting
by Dina Bredahl, Animal Care Manager and Palm Oil Awareness Team

What has Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Palm Oil Awareness Team been up to? Planning another trip to Indonesia and Malaysia to learn more about palm oil issues and how we can help wild orangutans.

During our first trip to Indonesia and Malaysia in May/June of 2010, we learned so much about palm oil production and issues, as well as many other factors affecting the people and wildlife. We did not think we would be returning again anytime soon. But then Cheyenne Mountain Zoo became the first zoo to join the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). We decided to attend RT9, the 9th annual RSPO conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. This would be our first opportunity to attend an RSPO meeting as members, and be able to vote on issues in the general assembly!

In recent months we planned a trip to not only include the RSPO meeting but also to visit Sumatra and work with a conservation group we have never worked with before, Orangutan Information Centre (OIC). We have an exciting itinerary planned over the next two weeks.

After leaving the US on November 19th, and traveling for 37 hours, we finally made it safely to our hotel in Kota Kinabalu (with all of our luggage!). We attended the first day of RT9 on Tuesday, we are definitely learning a lot. We split up for the preparatory clusters topics in the morning; Tracey went to Biodiversity High Conservation Value, Debbie and Antonia went to Smallholders (these are often individual family-run small plots of oil palms), Liz and Lori went to RSPO 101 and Dina went to palm oil greenhouse gas issues. The keynote speaker, Jonathon Porritt, gave a very inspiring talk about environmental issues on a broad scope, how RSPO fits into the big picture, and how other crops/industries will be modeling their sustainability programs after the RSPO.

Find out more about palm oil and orangutans on our palm oil crisis page and check back soon - we’ll send updates when we can!

First day of RT9, the RSPO conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
From left: Antonia Alvarado (El Paso Zoo), 
Lori Perkins (Zoo Atlanta), Liz Harmon (Kansas City Zoo), 
Tracey Gazibara (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo), Debbie Fenton 
(Cheyenne Mountain Zoo) and Dina Bredahl (Cheyenne Mountain Zoo) 

Friday, October 21, 2011

McDonald's Joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil; Commits to Sourcing Sustainable Palm Oil

OAK BROOK, IL, Oct 19, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- McDonald's Corporation MCD +2.55% today announced its membership in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This membership represents significant progress in the company's commitment to source palm oil only from RSPO member companies by the end of this year, and to use only RSPO-certified palm oil in restaurants and pre-cooked chicken and potato products by 2015.
"Participating in multi-stakeholder engagements such as the RSPO is one way for us to put the power and leadership of McDonald's behind commitments to continue to source sustainable ingredients such as palm oil," said Francesca DeBiase, McDonald's vice president, Worldwide Strategic Sourcing. "Sustainability issues as they relate to food are often confusing to consumers, and we can help lead the way by educating our customers on how our food is sourced."
McDonald's uses palm oil primarily within Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America as a restaurant frying oil and as a par-fry for pre-cooking of products such as French fries, chicken patties and Chicken McNuggets.
McDonald's membership in the RSPO is an extension of its Sustainable Land Management Commitment (SLMC) announced earlier this year. The McDonald's SLMC requires that, over time, its suppliers will only use agricultural raw materials for the company's food and packaging that originate from sustainably-managed lands, ensuring the food served in its restaurants around the world is sourced from certified sustainable sources. The commitment is supported by an external, third-party evaluation process.
Based on a thorough analysis conducted in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to identify the top raw materials which have the most potential sustainability impacts, McDonald's SLMC actions initially are focused on Beef, Poultry, Coffee, Palm Oil and fiber for Packaging.
"We are extremely pleased that McDonald's is making significant headway in showing its commitment toward the sustainable sourcing of its food ingredients. The fact that one of the world's largest consumer brands commits to the growth and use of sustainable palm oil is an important reflection of the increasing demand for sustainable palm oil in consumer markets," said Darrel Webber, RSPO Secretary General. "McDonald's membership in the RSPO reinforces the growing commitment of U.S.-based companies to sustainable palm oil. Furthermore, McDonald's pledge to source only RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil by 2015 reflects the market transformation that is currently taking place worldwide. I am convinced that McDonald's commitment will inspire other global brands to follow suit."
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Demand for certified sustainable palm oil surges 70%

We are extremely excited about the increase in demand for CSPO, please enjoy the article below.


PETALING JAYA: Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) saw a 70% surge in demand last month, setting off a round of cheering in the Rountable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
It was a significant improvement from 48% a year ago. In the last two years, the demand for CSPO had increased from 25.3% in 2009 to 46.2% last year.
The positive market uptake was certainly welcomed as RSPO was recently on shaky grounds after Indonesia withdrew its membership.
Kees Vis: ‘The current number sparks hopes that a breakthrough is near.’
RSPO president Jan Kees Vis said in a statement that “the current number sparks hopes that a breakthrough is near.”
“Historically, there has always been a delay in market take-up versus production increase, as buyers of large companies have to commit as long as a year in advance to buy raw materials,” he said.
“They will only sign on to what they are sure they can actually purchase from the market in the future,” he added.
Secretary-general Darrel Webber also noted that “a significant number of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, processors and traders have committed to 100% CSPO by 2015.”
In its efforts to further increase CSPO demand, RSPO has launched an awareness campaign. RSPO will also launch the WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2011 next month to measure the commitment and performance of over 130 major retailers and manufacturers.
Belinda Howell from the Retailers Palm Oil Group said that “growers who have made significant investments and efforts to achieve RSPO certification have been frustrated by the lack of appetite in the market (so) it is particularly good news to see that now more than two thirds have been taken up”.
RSPO was formed in 2004 to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil products through global standards and engagement of stakeholders.
The association covers stakeholders from seven categories of the palm oil industry, namely oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental non-governmental organisations (NGO) and social or developmental NGOs.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Justin's Nut Butter

Over the last year, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo has been working closely Justin's, a company based in Boulder CO, on becoming RSPO members. Justin's is a company that makes organic nut butter products. Justin's was already sourcing their palm oil from an RSPO certified plantation in South America, but they went a step further and joined the RSPO themselves. Not only did they join the RSPO, they chose to start using our "Orangutan Friendly Palm Oil" logo on their products.

Some of the products with the new labeling have finally hit the shelves! The peanut butter cups now have the logo on the back of the packaging, as well as some jars of the nut butters.

To find a store that carries Justin's products near you, go to the link below.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Justin’s Nut Butter, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Raising Sustainable Palm Oil Awareness

BOULDER, Colo.—Justin's Nut Butter and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (CMZ) are working together to raise awareness regarding the timely issue of producing and using sustainable palm oil. Both members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Justin’s is including the new CMZ logo for Orangutan Friendly Palm Oil on its squeeze packs hitting shelves July 2011. The new logo will make it easier for consumers to identify products manufactured with sustainable palm oil.

“It’s my belief sustainable, certified palm oil is the most responsible way to use this common ingredient, and Justin’s Nut Butter has been proactive to address this important issue. Having the logo on the packaging also helps create awareness around the issues associated with unsustainably harvested palm oil," said Catherine Greener, principal and co-founder of Cleargreen Advisors.

Demand for palm oil has steadily increased as the health concerns swirling around trans fats continue to have consumers looking for alternatives. However, the practices frequently employed while producing palm oil crops—especially clear-cutting—have had devastating effects to the ecosystem and wildlife living in those areas.

“We don’t believe boycotting palm oil—the harvesting and production of which is the livelihood of so many—is the solution; but rather it’s being conscientious about where and how we source the ingredient. For us the choice was easy: Justin’s has always used sustainable organic palm oil supplied by CIRANDA and sourced from Brazil," explained Justin Gold, CEO and founder of Justin’s.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's mission is to make a difference for wild orangutans by raising awareness about the palm oil crisis, and encouraging people to take action by providing tools and information allowing them to make globally responsible consumer choices. “By being the first company to use our logo, Justin's is helping us achieve our goal of moving the palm oil industry toward sustainability," said CMZ animal care manager, Dina Bredahl.

For a product to carry the CMZ’s Orangutan Friendly Palm Oil logo, a company must:
- Be a member of RSPO.
- Purchase palm oil and derivatives solely from producers and suppliers who are members of the
- Keep consumers informed via frequent company website updates, announcing what percentage of
certified sustainable palm oil is in their products.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cargill to supply RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2015

July 17, 2011

Cargill has announced that the palm oil products it supplies to its customers in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originated from smallholder growers by 2015 (this excludes palm kernel oil products).
This commitment will be extended across all Cargill’s oil and trading businesses to cover 100 percent of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide – including China and India – by 2020.

“Cargill is an active supporter of sustainable palm and has been a member of the RSPO since it was founded. We hope this commitment will encourage more participation across the supply chain and help RSPO palm oil become the mainstream”, said Paul Conway, vice chairman of Cargill. “This goal will help us meet the rising demand for sustainable palm oil products amongst manufacturers and retailers, while continuing to encourage palm oil producers to adopt more sustainable practices.”

Cargill already offers RSPO certified palm oil products to its customers. Its European, Malaysian, United States and Australian refineries have received RSPO certification. Its oil palm plantation at PT Hindoli in Sumatra, Indonesia has also been certified and smallholder farmers at this location became the first to be certified under the RSPO’s Smallholder Principles & Criteria in late 2010. The company also has its own policies in place for responsible palm production on its own plantations including commitments to not plant on high conservation value forests (HCVF); to not develop new plantations on deep peat land or land that would threaten biodiversity; and a strict no-burn policy for land preparation.
The RSPO Principles & Criteria define the practices for sustainable palm oil production covering the legal, economic, environmental and social requirements of producing sustainable palm oil. At the end of 2010, 70 percent of Cargill’s total crude palm oil was purchased from RSPO members and Cargill is encouraging its external suppliers to join RSPO and attain certification for all of their palm plantations.

Cargill is continuing to collaborate with the World Wildlife Fund-U.S. (WWF) to gauge the progress its palm oil suppliers in Indonesia are making in implementing the RSPO Principles & Criteria. The process, which began last year, is working with individual suppliers on key areas such as land permitting, and environmental and social practices.
In partnership with Fauna and Flora International (FFI), Cargill is also working in Malaysia and Indonesia to help smallholders understand the RSPO criteria. FFI is also leading an environmental sustainability assessment of the company’s Malaysia smallholder supply chain. Additionally it is working with the RSPO and Control Union Certification – an RSPO approved certification body – to provide training to crude palm oil suppliers in Malaysia.

For more information click here.

Source: Press release

Monday, June 27, 2011

More Big Companies Join RSPO

A couple of recent additions to the growing list of RSPO members are Mars and Walmart. Since these are such large companies, the impact they can make by supporting sustainable palm oil is huge.

With Mars joining, our Halloween candy shopping guide will be much more extensive this year. Mars is best known for making candy like M&Ms and Snickers, but Mars makes many other products like Uncle Ben's rice, Pedigree dog food, and Whiskas cat food.

Since Walmart is a grocery store that carries many brands, they're still going to stock products from non-RSPO companies. What their RSPO membership means is that Walmart is abiding by RSPO rules and regulations regarding the palm oil they use in their own brands such as Great Value and Equate. They have also stated that they will encourage other private brands they carry to join the RSPO.

McDonald's is another company that has recently applied for RSPO membership. Their application is being reviewed, so look for posts in the near future about their membership approval.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Biofuels can be dirtier than fossil fuels

By IBTimes Staff Reporter | May 16, 2011 8:17 PM EDT

Biofuels may pollute the environment much more heavily if the process used to make them isn't done in the right way, researchers say. Conventional fossil fuels may sometimes be much "greener" than their biofuel counterparts, according to a new study.

University Research funded by a pair of U.S. federal government agencies found that taking into account a biofuel's origin is important.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers say, for example that conventional fossil fuels may sometimes be the "greener" choice compared with fuel made from palm oil grown in a clear-cut rainforest.

"What we found was that technologies that look very promising could also result in high emissions, if done improperly," said James Hileman, an engineer at MIT who published results of a study with graduate students Russell Stratton and Hsin Ming Wong.

"You can't simply say a biofuel is good or bad - it depends on how it's produced and processed, and that's part of the debate that hasn't been brought forward."
The study was funded by theFederal Aviation Administrationand Air Force Research Labs.

The study includes a life-cycle analysis of 14 fuel sources, which include conventional petroleum-based jet fuel and biofuels which can include biofuels that can replace conventional fuels with little or no change to existing infrastructure or vehicles, according to the report.

Factors used to calculate emissions include acquiring the biomass, transporting it, converting it to fuel and combustion.

"All those processes require energy," Hileman says, "and that ends up in the release of carbon dioxide."

Biofuels derived from palm oil emitted 55 times more carbon dioxide if the palm oil came from a plantation located in a converted rainforest rather than a previously cleared area, according to the report.

Biofuels could ultimately emit 10 times more carbon dioxide than conventional fuel, the report found.

"Severe cases of land-use change could make coal-to-liquid fuels look green," Hileman said. He added that by conventional standards, "coal-to-liquid is not a green option."

The research may have applications for industry as companies consider using biofuels, Hileman says.

One solution could be to explore crops such as algae and Salicornia that don't require deforestation or fertile soil to grown, according to Hileman. Neither requires fresh water.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Information on Palm Oil and Asian Elephants

We are pleased to announce the posting of some great new materials regarding the palm oil crisis and its affect on elephants. Based on the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Palm Oil Awareness campaign, these resources have been customized to include information on Asian elephants. These materials have now been posted on the Elephant TAG website and include a palm oil fact sheet, shopping guide, candy guide, and sample letters to companies and government officials. There is still more to come!

Click here to access these materials.

Please share this information and encourage others to make a difference for Asian elephants worldwide!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Becomes Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Member

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is taking the next step in making a difference for orangutans and other endangered Asian animals affected by the palm oil crisis. The Zoo is now officially a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Membership is contingent on a review by the RSPO, a process that took about three months to complete.

The RSPO is a non-profit association of international stakeholders from across the palm oil industry, including producers, processors, retailers, and conservation groups. The goal is to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil. To achieve RSPO certification, members must meet stringent environmental criteria and protect native wildlife in the process.

Millions of acres of rainforest in Borneo and Sumatra are cut down every year to make way for palm oil plantations – the last place on earth wild orangutans are found. Palm oil is found in everything from cookies to shampoo to pet food. However, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo doesn’t feel boycotting palm oil is the answer. Indonesia and Malaysia are countries that struggle with poverty, and palm oil is a huge part of the economy. Additionally, oil palms are the most productive type of all the edible oil plants, and less land needs to be cleared to get the same amount of product. Using certified sustainable palm oil is a more effective and responsible choice because it comes from a plantation that’s committed to producing palm oil in a way that minimizes impact on wildlife, indigenous people, and the planet.

You can print off a copy of our Palm Oil Shopping Guide so you know which companies belong to the RSPO. Find out more about the RSPO and what you can do to help at our online resource center.