Your gift will help save the orangutan
Illegal encroachers are a massive threat to the future of the orangutan. Please help us stop them before it’s too late.
Last year we asked you to help us secure vital orangutan habitat – and you did! Together we protected an extra 93,900 acres of rainforest in the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem, creating a critically important sanctuary for the 170 released orangutans who call it home. Thank you!
But whilst we’ve taken a massive step forward, we are still far short of the 445,000 acres and 2,000 wild orangutans we need under our permanent protection if we are to secure this gentle species from extinction.
And we are still battling day and night with illegal land encroachers, who surround our buffer zone and will not stop while there’s jungle left to plunder.
But we’re not stopping either.
Will you make a donation today so we can grow our game-changing program? I promise you we need to act fast.
Your gift will go straight to the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem in central Sumatra, where we and our partners continue to develop what has now become one of the most successful orangutan rehabilitation and release programs in the world. 170 orangutans have now been reintroduced into protected areas of the forest, five babies have been born, and many more are working their way through jungle school right now, finally gaining the lives they deserve in the wild.
But we now need to expand this program – and secure more forest surrounding our protected area if we’re to save the orangutan from extinction.
Because as you read these words, vital orangutan habitat throughout Sumatra is being bulldozed. Orangutans are being killed and displaced at a rate they simply cannot regenerate.
With only 14,000 left in the wild, thousands killed each year and a birth rate of just one baby in nine years, the maths is gut-wrenching – Sumatran orangutans will be extinct within the next few years unless we pull out the stops right now.
And today, that’s what I’m asking you to do. Please help us secure the future of the orangutan. Your donation will make a significant difference.
The fact is there is so much more we can be doing – right now.
Your gift will help us increase our Wildlife Protection Units, so they can penetrate deep into unprotected areas of the jungle, exposing illegal logging camps, untangling poachers snares and providing a watchful presence day and night. With a massive 9% of the jungle surrounding our protected area illegally destroyed in just one year, the extended presence our Wildlife Protectors is critical for the survival of orangutans, particularly for the young males who love to roam over vast distances.
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