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Unfortunately, nothing new here. Wetlands are being eradicated all over the world, despite being critical sources of life on this planet, from natural water filtration and groundwater supply, to fish spawning, to geological stabilization. Not all of them have cuddly mammals to be their poster children, either. That being said, if intelligent, lovable monkeys can't save an area from annihilation what can? Certainly not the long term impacts of destruction, as humans are frustratingly short sighted.

Fun fact, palm oil is a saturated fat and generally regarded as unhealthy. It's production also ravages areas and causes huge environmental damage. Yet it is cheap. So guess what wins?

But don't worry, there is a committee to fix it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundtable_on_Sustainable_Palm_Oil

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