By Dan Shapley
Borneo could be virtually devoid of trees in less than 20 years, leaving orangutans nowhere to live. The number of wild orangutans in Borneo has dropped from 200,000 to as few as 37,000 this century. Part of the equation is the booming palm oil trade, as jungles are cleared to make way for palm plantations. Consumers can do something by thinking about the purchases that contain palm oil, though there is currently no easy labeling system to help choose responsibly.