Mary attended the March 2019 PAL (Public Affairs Link) Meeting in Tarvin in March.
There were two speakers:
- Fay Sherlock, Sustainable Palm Oil City Project Officer, from Chester Zoo
- Martin Varley, Director of conservation at Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Fay won us over with her photo of a sad-eyed orang-utan surrounded by a devastated landscape. The orang-utans’ habitat is being destroyed by deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia to plant Oil Palm plantations. But it can be environmentally friendly if grown sustainably.
As Martin ruefully said, how can the more endangered white clawed crayfish compete with an orang-utan!
Click on the picture to read the full report by Mary.