Palm oil production in South-east Asia

The impact of palm oil production in South-east Asia

It’s a jungle out there

This study guide will focus on the impacts of Palm Oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia. Palm Oil has been hailed as the great saviour of the human race as it scrambles to find an alternative to fossil fuels yet, at the same time has been blamed for the deforestation and habitat destruction of vast swathes of rainforest throughout the region.

The study guide has been designed to demonstrate the importance of sustainability, deforestation, habitat destruction and loss of biodiversity using the impacts of Palm Oil production as its primary case study.