International Orangutan Day
Did you know that the orangutans’ rainforest is being felled for palm oil, cheap timber, and other crops at an overwhelming rate?
Extinction in the wild is likely in the next 10 years for Sumatran Orangutans and soon after for Bornean Orangutans. We need to recognise the massive amount of suffering being inflicted on a species that is 97% genetically identical to humans. Protecting the orangutan also protects the surrounding ecosystem and myriad of endangered species.
Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to the cause, you can join in the action to preserve this amazing species by joining an annual event or creating your own. Be sure to join them on their Official Facebook and Twitter pages too!