Don’t Upset the Balance of Tropical Forests

Target: Halimah Yacob, President of Singapore

Goal: Stop palm oil plantations from upsetting the balance of tropical forests.

Tropical forests in Singapore are being threatened by neighboring palm oil plantations. These plantations are responsible for the loss of many trees and plants; they provide an abundant food source for local wildlife such as boars, who harvest the trees to build nests for their young. The forests are becoming overpopulated by these boars, macaque monkeys, and other animals.

This is an upset to the delicate balance of nature. While it is necessary for wildlife to be able to thrive, the welfare of the trees is just as important. Trees and plant life provide oxygen, as well as shelter for birds and certain species of wildlife. Additionally, these boars and monkeys feed on birds’ eggs and other smaller species, leading to an even greater imbalance that will most likely lead to the complete collapse of the forests.

We must prevent the loss of these forests by working to restore the balance within them, and the first step is to demand the relocation of palm oil plantations. With fewer palm trees nearby, it is hoped that we will be able to control the boar and monkey populations humanely so that we can protect the smaller animals and the trees from further harm. Sign this petition to help take this first step in protecting tropical forests.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Halimah,

Palm oil plantations are threatening adjacent tropical forests by enabling overpopulation of wild boars and monkeys, who feed on the palm trees. These animals harvest the forests’ trees to build nests for their young in addition to feeding on smaller species and the eggs of birds. This overpopulation problem is a great upset to the delicate balance of the forest, as it contributes to habitat loss for tree-bound species and puts others in danger.

You must relocate these palm oil plantations, for the benefit of the wildlife victimized by the overabundance of monkeys and boars. This will help control the population of these animals humanely, encouraging them to leave the forests so that trees may grow and other species can live safely. Nature requires a balance, and we must work hard to restore it.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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7 Comments

  1. BAN THE LAND CLEARING FOR THE PALM OIL TO SAVE NATURE WE NEED NOW.

  2. What would mankind do with no forests? I signed. Please, will you sign?

  3. Stop destroying and start protecting the land! These lands are homes to many species! You destroy the land and you destroy the animals!

  4. actually away with all palmoil plantations, no “relocation”, but create an natural alternative (the native sugarpalm?) or anyway that allows original healthy diversity of life species instead of the devastating monoculture a palmoil plantation causes!

  5. It is all in the hands of the consumer – our hands!
    Read labels, and stop buying products/food containing palm oil!
    We have to stop whining – We have to take action – Thus Boycott!

  6. If we want to save the rainforests habitats, we need to get rid of palm plantations – especially non-sustainable ones. We all have to do our part by paying close attention to food labels while shopping. Take the extra time. Get educated as to all the “names” of palm oil. It is hidden in so many things, from snack foods to soap. If we stop buying these products and tell the companies making them that we will no longer spend our money to destroy rainforests, our money will always get the message across.

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