WAZA Launches Sustainable Palm Oil Website

Posted: 28 April 2021

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to announce the launch of the website: Sustainable Palm Oil Resources for Zoos and Aquariums.

In October 2018, at the 73rd WAZA Annual Conference, WAZA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), focusing on a framework of cooperation and understanding between WAZA and RSPO, to further their shared goals and objectives regarding the transformation of markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm.

The WAZA Palm Oil Subcommittee created the Sustainable Palm Oil website to help WAZA members understand and support the WAZA/RSPO MoU, as well as to provide tools and resources that can help you start changing the way your organisation thinks about palm oil or in taking further steps on this journey.

While this website is a start, the subcommittee would like to continue populating it with zoo and aquarium resources and case studies, and add them to a Short Guide that the subcommittee is also working on. Let us know how you have switched toward using certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) and help us inspire other WAZA members to do so too. Please click here to download the form to submit a case study.

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