If the rainforest is further destroyed, the orangutans will loose their home and last refuges. They could be extinct within the coming decade. We cannot allow this to happen! Therefore, SOCP is fighting for the survival of these gentle Great Apes. But to carry on the urgently needed work, they depend on the continuing support of donors. Only with your financial contribution can they successfully continue to reintroduce orangutans and conserve the rainforest.
Orangutan baby Duran lies in the arms of its mother Djudi at the zoo in Dresden, eastern Germany on February 9, 2010. Duran was born on January 30, 2010 and is the fifth baby of 36-year-old orang-utan mother Djudi.
Day 4: Three Orangutans Return to East Kalimantan | Going Back to the Forest Final day of releases. Please help more orangutans go home: https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/projects/view/18744/bring-an-orangutan-home-in-2013
Sumatran orangutans are designated as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, with a population of just a few thousand, while the Borneo orangutan is considered Threatened. The UN calls the current status of the remaining orangutans “a conservation emergency.” Habitat destruction caused by the massive expansion of palm oil plantations is a primary reason orangutans are facing the threat of extinction. http://ran.org/indonesia%E2%80%99s-rainforests-biodiversity-and-endangered-species