Rescue One Orphan

Fundraising target $1,000

Funds are needed desperately in order for the orangutan rescue unit to perform rescues near Ketapang and the District of North Kayong, and for the translocation of orangutans in the province of West Kalimantan.

The orangutan rescue units are working tirelessly in West Kalimantan, Borneo to save orangutans being trapped and killed on the fringes of local palm oil plantations, due to rapid local deforestation by PT KAL (Kayung Agro Lestari) of Austindo Nustantara Jaya Group.

Project Director, Karmele Llano Sanchez, IAR Veterinary Director, says: "Our rescue centre is now caring for 50 orangutans and that number will continue to rise rapidly until drastic measures are taken by the palm oil companies to protect orangutans and other wildlife from the devastating effects of their industry."

Pledge for our primates and secure hope for their future!

We would like you to come to understand that the habitat of the orangutan, the tropical rain forest, is vital to not only orangutans but to other wildlife and to all of us on this planet. Rainforests and related ecosystems provide important services from climate moderation, to water quality and erosion control, to storehouses of genetic, species and ecological biodiversity. Rainforests need to be sustainably managed to maintain these services. We want to inform citizens in our own communities of this connection and continue to enlighten local people in areas near orangutan habitat.