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Etched on my memory is the image of a baby orangutan named Alam, alone in a cage in Sumatra, Indonesia. Another victim of the illegal pet trade, when I first saw Alam he must have been only 2 years old.

I know only too well what happened for him to be there. Baby orangutans stay with their mothers until they have the skills to be independent so the only way they can be captured is for their mothers to be killed before their eyes. What follows for the orphans is a torturous life in captivity and in .. Read More

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Adopt an orphan orangutan - who will you choose?

Each adoption helps our orangutans learn how to care for themselves and survive in the wild

Every orphan orangutan cared for by The Orangutan Project has lost its mother due to poaching, or she might have been killed from wandering into an encroaching palm oil or paper plantation. It is heartbreaking for these infant orangutans who have seen their own mother killed and they have been l.. Read More

"Seroja was very weak, dirty and inactive when she was confiscated. She is now housed at the Batu Mbelin Quarantine Centre and is has a chance at survival"
Save the Sumatran Orangutan from Extinction

Some of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.

The proposed spatial plan puts two huge forest conservation areas under threat. Nationally protected by Indonesian law, the 2.6 million-hectare tropical Leuser Ecosystem has been identified as one of the “world’s most irreplaceable protected areas” and is rapidly gaining suppor.. Read More

The orangutan's rainforest habitat is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. Like this video? Join our  Facebook page and let us know!

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