Oil palm plantations can supplant once biodiverse tropical forests. As planted areas expand, it is vital to plan landscapes to better balance biodiversity and oil palm production. Strategic ‘set-asides’ offer a key approach.
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R.K.R. was supported by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DE210100492).
The authors declare no competing interests.
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Runting, R.K., Wells, J.A. Reconciling oil palm and ecosystems. Nat Sustain 6, 481–482 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-01051-y