During our first trip to
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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)
Three years ago, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo became a leader in taking action against the Palm Oil Crisis, which is threatening the very survival of orangutans. Over the last several years, orangutan populations have decreased at alarming rates because of deforestation for the purpose of creating palm oil plantations. Palm oil is used in many everyday items, from cookies to cosmetics, and as a source of biofuel. In the last three years we have been raising awareness and funds.