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RSPO and Sabah Wildlife Department call for action as brutal act marks second elephant killing this month
22 October 2019, Kota Kinabalu: Today, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Chief Executive Officer Datuk Darrel Webber condemned the killing of a second endangered pygmy elephant found shot dead, without its tusks, in the Beluran District of Sabah, and offered a reward of MYR 50,000 in exchange for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for this incident, as a small gesture to help with the efforts on the ground. The reward will be coordinated through the Sabah Wildlife Department.
The RSPO understands that balancing the needs of a large species that move over great areas, against the needs of the local human population will be a challenging and thorny issue. We hope that the current initiative by the Sabah Government, Industry, and Civil Society to address the sustainability of the palm oil sector at a Jurisdictional level, can help contribute towards a holistic approach in managing the elephant population in Sabah. Within this initiative is the identification of important conservation areas and hopefully corridors for elephant migration can be kept open or reopened.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders. RSPO is a not-for-profit, international, membership organisation that unites stakeholders from the different sectors of the palm oil industry including oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation NGOs, and social or developmental NGOs.
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