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Demand for palm oil, a substance found in hundreds of our food and household products, is threatening some of the world’s most endangered species, a dramatic film by Ecostorm and ITV news revealed.

The rapid expansion of palm oil plantations in Indonesia has already led to the clearance of millions of hectares of rainforests, driving out endangered animals such as tigers, orangutans and Sumatran elephants.Sumatran elephants are the most endangered elephant in the world.

Scientists and environmental campaigners fear a new law may soon be passed that would open up yet more of their forestry habitat to loggers.

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