The conversion of forests to oil palm plantations is an example of habitat destruction impacting a species, in this case are the orangutans. They are rare and endangered species and the destruction of their home not only affect their number but also affect their genetic diversity.
Orangutans are not the only species, animals such as tigers, elephants are also being affected. People who harvest these animal for food and pet trade are involved in these destruction. They use poisons to eliminate rats within their oil palm plantations also poison other animals attempting to recolonize plantations. Oil palms have very devastating impact on plants and the animals that live there.