Emma’s letter to Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough                                                   Longnor Primary school

5 Park Road                                                                     Frodesley Road

Richmond                                                                        Longnor

Surrey                                                                               Shropshire

TWIO 6NS                                                                      SY5 7PP



Dear Sir David,

I am a year 5 student from Longnor Primary School. Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning about the horrible issues that palm oil has been making. You are probably familiar with this problem.

In fact around about 300 football fields of rainforests are cleared every hour. I understand that on the other side of the argument, palm oil is a great product because it grows in 4 years’ time and it can be harvested for 30 years and the result of that is that it is very cheap. As a result, 50% of all deforestation is for palm plantations. Consequently, 1000 orangutans are killed every year and only 6300 are left.

I am writing to you so you can tell the people around the world (on your TV programs) only to use sustainable fields.

I do hope you have a solution on how to fix this situation. If you do not, you can at least stop buying products with unsustainable palm oil in.

Thank you for reading this letter. If you get this please write back to me.

Yours sincerely,

Emma Burke

AGE 10

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