The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit

By Blue Raster LLC

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The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) has devoted its efforts to wildlife conservation in Britain and around the world for over 180 years. At the upcoming Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RT14), ZSL will present a new release of their Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT), a project they began two years ago with help from Blue Raster. The toolkit provides a set of practical tools and information that help stakeholders in the palm oil supply chain monitor and manage the environmental and social risks of palm oil production. An interactive map, created by Blue Raster, allows users to overlay palm oil concessions with relevant environmental data. The upgraded version of this map features new data sets, including: RSPO certified and FoodReg palm oil mills (WRI), GLAD tree cover loss, intact forest landscape, peat lands, BirdLife endemic areas, orangutan habitat, and tiger habitat. The map is capable of location search by address, coordinates or decimal degrees and layer search by concession type. It has a responsive design for use on mobile and tablet devices and has been updated with the latest Esri JavaScript, version 4.1. Check out the application here to explore the palm oil industry and learn more about its environmental impacts.


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