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Love tigers, orangutans, and elephants?
What you pick up on the grocery store shelf has an impact as real as a poacher’s bullet or a game warden’s protection for these precious creatures. It all hinges on a popular, but little known, ingredient. It’s palm oil and is the most widely produced edible vegetable oil in the world, and with good reason. With an attractively long shelf life and semi-solid state at room temperature, palm oil has rapidly become the ingredient of choice in packaged food like cookies, chocolate, potato chips, and bread – as well as shampoo, lotion, laundry soap, and a multitude of other common products. To meet the dramatic rise in demand for this popular oil, tropical forests have been cleared and burned leading to staggering loss of rare wildlife and creating tragic health problems in humans from catastrophic levels of smoke.

You can hold the solution in your hand.
Join Daniel Strechay, US Representative for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), as he shares how we can readily shift our purchasing choices to help people and wildlife. Naples Zoo is a dues-paying member of the RSPO and promotes a powerful app that turns your smartphone into a powerful tool that supports healthy forests to benefit both people and wildlife. Download it today for free and get started being part of the answer at http://www.napleszoo.org/palmoil.

RSVP at http://www.palmoil.eventbrite.com

Gather for an informal mixer from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gardens followed by his presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater until 8 p.m. Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors.

Admission: $10 | Naples Zoo Members: FREE
RSVP at http://www.palmoil.eventbrite.com as seating is limited.

About Daniel Strechay
Dan Strechay is the U.S. Representative of the RSPO. Based in New York, he is now responsible for outreach and engagement activities to members and stakeholder in the U.S. and Canada, as well as formalizing the RSPO’s presence in these important markets.

Naples Zoo Members: Free | General Admission: $10 Proceeds benefit the Zoo’s support of the RSPO

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