"All I want for Christmas is to be free"
You can make a difference to the lives of orphaned orangutans this Christmas
Thousands of orangutans are being displaced and killed every year due to their forest home being destroyed at an alarming rate. The main cause of this habitat destruction is the relentless growth of the palm oil industry as well as the pulp and paper industry, mining and agriculture.
The Orangutan Project is desperately trying to help secure habitat and give rescued orangutans a second chance at freedom. It is a long and expensive road to recovery for young orangutans that are rescued. They are often severely traumatised from witnessing the brutal murder of their mother and can .. Read More
"The orangutan species is only just hanging on by a thread. Each day we are inundated by reports of forest destruction and news of proposals to slash the remaining fragments of forest in Borneo and Sumatra. Without habitat the species will simply not survive in the wild."
Get involved: Orangutan Caring Week 9th-15th November
Orangutan Caring Week is a time when we can join together to recognise the danger facing one of the closest species on earth to man, and the most iconic victim of the ever-expanding deforestation.
Here are just some of the ways in which you can help make a difference:
Adopt an orphan orangutan - only 1 out of 6 orphans are lucky enough to be rescued - over 1,000 orphaned orangutans are living in rescue and rehabilitation centres. Care of these infants is costly and requires 24hr staff, .. Read More
"The challenge: 900kms accross Borneo, $100,000 in raised funds."
Trans Borneo Challenge 2014
10 individuals will embark on a 25 day, 900km, trek through Borneo to raise awareness for and to help protect the orangutan species.
The Trans Borneo Challenge is into its second year in 2014 and is aiming to raise over $100 000 for orangutan conservation projects and awareness for the dwindling species globally. The challenge involves 10 people trekking over 900km across Borneo from East to West for 25 days total. The challe.. Read More
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