Last Stand

With Harrison Ford

Why this story needs to be told

We saw it. Forests cut. Trees laying on the ground. Burnt where they fell. It's devastating. It's heartbreaking.

Harrision Ford

Spotlight Video

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Harrison Ford visits an island refuge for 1200 animals whose homes have been destroyed by deforestation.

Introduction

YEARS correspondent Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to investigate how the world’s appetite for palm oil – an ingredient in everything from candy bars to laundry detergent – has led to massive deforestation and turned that country into one of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

SHOOT LOCATION(S):

Java, Sumatra; Borneo, Indonesia; Mountain View, CA; Sunnyvale, CA; Los Angeles, CA

Meet The Characters

We're the ones who caused all this…this, distress. First we took their home away, and then we killed their mothers. And then are we just going to say…oh they're not worth it?

Lone Dröscher Nielsen
Director, Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rescue Center

Photo by Sam Gracey

Behind The Scenes

Science Behind The Story

1,021 KM2/YEAR

From 2000-2012, Indonesia exhibited the largest increase in forest loss, with an average loss of 1,021 km2/year (~395 sq miles).

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