(Photo Credit: Orangutan Outreach. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No use whatsoever without the explicit written permission from the copyright holder.)
I do some pro bono legal work for Orangutan Outreach, but I’ve also adopted an orphaned/displaced orangutan (or two) through this organization. They do some great work helping to “protect orangutans in their native habitat while providing care for orphaned and displaced orangutans until they can be returned to their natural environment. Orangutan Outreach seeks to raise and promote public awareness of orangutan conservation issues by collaborating with partner organizations around the world.”
Here’s a great photo that we just registered for copyright. It’s called, “The Standoff,” and it shows the gentle and sometimes humorous personalities of these precious animals, who also share some 97% of our own human DNA.
How can you look at this and do nothing about the palm oil scourge that is destroying so much of Indonesia and Malaysia’s flora and fauna?
Here’s Orangutan Outreach’s website: redapes.org/
Please consider donating. It doesn’t take much.
- Dr. Oz May Be Single-Handedly Responsible for Increasing Orangutan Destruction (gettingonmysoapbox.wordpress.com)
- Great Apes Survival Partnership Challenges TV Personality to Better Inform Viewers on Palm Oil (ireport.cnn.com)
- Volunteer for the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (ecopostblog.wordpress.com)
- Tool-Using Orangutans Learn Like Humans (richarddawkins.net)