Many species in South East Asia are critically endangered. Still other species in South East Asia are endangered. The common denominator for their loss is deforestation, in particular to farming of palm oil. The palm oil is the cheapest form of vegetable oils, and its demand is expected to double in the next decade. It is used in wide variety of products as breads, breakfast cereals, chocolates, ice creams, lipsticks, candles, and detergents.

Maps of Borneo from 1950, 1985, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2020 were adapted from WWF.