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Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group

As in previous cases, Musim Mas would “take immediate action once we know who the suppliers in question are”, she said, adding that the company had conducted workshops with suppliers in the region to boost sustainability and traceability.

Robert Nasi, director-general of the Indonesia-based Center for International Forestry Research, said there had been “a slow but constant erosion” of the reserve’s peat-swamp forest.

“Fears are that if this continues, the remaining orangutan population will become marooned on an isolated forest island in a sea of plantations,” he added.
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