Video: At What Cost?: 'Orangutans are dying here as we speak'

updated 10/18/2012 2:34:43 PM ET 2012-10-18T18:34:43

One of the Sumatran orangutan’s richest habitats, an area of swampland containing the highest density of the red apes on the planet, is being illegally slashed and burned by palm oil companies to make way for palm oil plantations.

Demand for palm oil, used in packaged food products, leaves orangutans at risk

The Orangutan Project

How you can ‘adopt’ an Orangutan by making a donation

http://www.orangutan.org.au/adopt_orphan_orangutan

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme

http://www.sumatranorangutan.org/content-n31-sE.html

The Forest Trust

http://www.tft-forests.org/

Rainforest Action Network

http://ran.org/forests

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/forests/palm-oil

Click here to see a list of products that contain palm oil.