The word Orangutan in Malay means "Person of the Forest." These long-haired, orangish primates, found only in Sumatra and Borneo, are highly intelligent and are close relatives of humans. Because orangutans live in only a few places, and because they are so dependent upon trees, they are particularly susceptible to logging in these areas.
Habitat loss and poaching are pushing them towards extinction. Every minute, every day an area equal to six football fields of Indonesian forest disappears. A desperate struggle for survival is raging deep in the heart of Borneo's forests. Illegal logging is rapidly destroying the Bornean orangutans' last stronghold in the wild — leaving hundreds of orangutan babies orphaned and homeless. Their future seems bleak but there is still Hope.
***The Problem with Palm Oil:
Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown in the forests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea (PNG) .The logging is rapidly destroying the forests and causing severe impacts on the environment and climate, forest's animals and people.
- Stop the Fires in Indonesia and Save Sumatran Orangutans (CLOSED)
- Indonesian Oil Palm Fires Threaten Important Orangutan Population with Death (CLOSED)
- Save the last orangutan refuge
- Tell Congress to protect orangutans
- Invest More Resources in Orangutan Conservation
- Stop and Prevent Animal Rape
- The Lives Lost in Indonesia’s Graveyard of Forests
- Companies who use palm oil: Stop using palm oil! (CLOSED)
- Palm Oil Industry: STOP THE TORTURE AND KILLING OF ORANGUTANS
- MALAYSIA TOURIST ALERT: GOVERNMENT APPROVED ORANGUTAN TORTURE IS COMMONPLACE (CLOSED)
- TRAFFIC: Why so secretive with your A’famosa orangutan report?
- MALAYSIA – STOP TORTURING ORANGUTANS
- Melaka Zoo Kuala Lampur: Please Help Free the Orangutans
- STOP TORTURING ORANGUTANS AT MELAKA ZOO
- Minister Douglas Embas: Send The 'A'famosa Four' Orangutans Back To Sarawak
- Girl Scouts: Make Your Cookies Rainforest-Safe
- Indonesia - Don't Let Palm Oil Company Destroy Orangutan Habitat
- STOP THE TORTURE AND KILLING OF ORANGUTANS (CLOSED)
- Stop Using Orangutans as Prostitutes!
- Save the Orangutans (CLOSED)
- Stop the Illegal Orangutan Trade
- Restore Orangutan Habitat! COP (CLOSED)
- Restore Orangutan Habitat! OFI (CLOSED)
- Justice for the mommy orangutan who got killed horrifically and was tried to be drowned in the swimming pool (CLOSED)
- Prosecute Villagers For The Abuse, Torture and Cruelty of a Mother Orangutan and her Baby (CLOSED)
- Enforce The Law To Protect Orangutans In Indonesia (CLOSED)
- Shut Down The Orangutan Kick Boxing Matches at Safari World
- Say 'NO!' to Palm Oil! (CLOSED)
- Justice For The Orangutans! (CLOSED)
- Will the orangutans and forests of Indonesia be saved? (CLOSED)
- Be a Jungle Hero
- Stop Indonesia Rainforest Destruction (CLOSED)
- Australia: Label Palm Oil, Save Rainforests (CLOSED)
- Save Indonesia's Rain Forests (CLOSED)
Updated on September 6.