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Love Our Forest

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Sumatran Forest
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OUR FORESTS ARE...

HOME TO PEOPLE & WILDLIFE
More than 300 million people worldwide call the forests their home, along with 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity.

 

ESSENTIAL TO LIFE
Forests provide the world with clean air, food, medicine and fresh water and even support the livelihoods of 1.6 billion people.

 

BUILD EVERYDAY PRODUCTS
Forests provide timber, palm, oil, pulp, and paper for our daily needs.

 

MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE
Forests act as carbon sinks- soaking up carbon dioxide, preventing global warming and climate change. 

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IT'S THEIR ONLY HOME

Forests depend on critical species such as the tiger, elephant and orangutan to support their delicate ecosystem. Borneo and Sumatra are the only places on Earth where these key species co-exist. Sadly, they are continuously hunted down and their habitat is being destroyed.

ASIAN ELEPHANT                           
Elephant dung helps in the aid of seed growth. Nearly 70% of their habitat has been destroyed however. A primary target for their ivory, these elephants are sometimes also killed and poisoned by villagers as they compete for resources.


SUMATRAN ORANGUTAN    
Orangutans help in seed dispersal through their consumption of fruit. They are critically endangered though with only 7,500 left in the wild.


TIGER                                                        
Only 3,200 of these majestic animals retained in the wild. Due to demand and illegal trade, they are hunted for their parts, with every part- from whisker to tail- traded in illegal markets.  When you save a tiger, you protect 25,000 acres of forest too protecting all the other wildlife in turn. 

 
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WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Our actions in Singapore affect forests and animals.

Here's what you can do:


SUPPORT RESPONSIBLE FORESTRY
Buy FSC certified wood & paper products. You will see more of these products available in retail outlets from bathroom tissues to furniture and stationery. Consume responsibly. 


SAY 'NO' TO ILLEGAL WILDLIFE TRADE
Do not support products containing tiger bones or ivory. Tiger bones are normally used in traditional Chinese medicines but they do not have scientifically proven remedies.

 
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