Published on: July 14, 2021
Mission-based education platform Palm Done Right is proud to announce a new partnership with Denver Zoo encouraging consumers to Shop Smart to Save Sloths. Sloths are native to the tropical forests of South and Central America, region affected by deforestation. While many sloth species are threatened by the destruction of the trees that they rely on for food and shelter, species like the pygmy sloth are listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
A pervasive ingredient, palm oil can be found in nearly 50% of the package products on supermarket shelves-from shampoos and soaps to donuts and chips. It comes from the fruit of palm oil trees, which are part of the precious rainforest ecosystem in which sloths live. Unsustainable palm oil production can be devastating to these forest ecosystems, threatening the wildlife that live there.
Palm Done Right is helping communities harvest in harmony with nature, so local farmers can support their families– and sloths can keep their treetop homes. When you choose products with the Palm Done Right logo you’re supporting hundreds of other smart choices that help the environment…and wildlife too.
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