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Borneo's Forest Battle: Palm Oil vs. The Rainforest
Date:  6/1/2016
ArticleType:  Member News

CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG
Parks and Recreation

CONTACT: 727-893-7326



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BORNEO’S FOREST BATTLE: PALM OIL VS. THE RAINFOREST

St. Petersburg, FL
(June 1st, 2016) Learn about the islands where orangutans survive in the wild, Borneo and Sumatra. We can make more conscious decisions about their survival in these ancient rain forests. Learn about these primates, their habitats and deforestation’s effects on Thursday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S.

The ancient rainforests of these islands are rapidly being replaced by palm oil plantations while endangered wildlife struggles to survive. Limiting our consumption of palm oil is an important factor to consider. Spend an evening with environmental educator and travel blogger Amalia Fernand and discover the beauty of Borneo and the crucial fate of the gentle red ape. She will present a slideshow of breathtaking photos from her year spent in Borneo and her visit to Sumatra. Working directly with orangutan conservation and environmental education efforts, she developed a strong understanding of the current issues that this ecological hotspot faces.

Free admission. For more information on the event call Boyd Hill Nature Preserve at 727-893-7326 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/boyd-hill-nature-preserve for more exciting things to do at the preserve.

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