World Orangutan Day
...Take Action. Save Orangutans.
Aug 19 2013
To recognise the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, World Orangutan Day has been set as August 19 2013, when all of us can participate in the rescue and protection of this gentle primate.
From 1992-2000, the population of the Sumatran orangutan declined by more than 50%. Its relative, the Bornean orangutan population fell nearly 43 % in the past decade, from 35,000 in 1996 to 20,000 in 2006. Since these studies were done, deforestation rates have continued to climb which means the actual populations could be well below these.
Please consider making a donation on August 19, and help the people working in orangutan charities continue their work in orangutan rescue and conservation.
Visit the World Orangutan Day website for ideas on how you can get involved in actions planned for the lead up to the day.
Your active participation will make this event a roaring success that will be heard worldwide!
Want to help more? Check out the list of orangutan related charities on the Charity Choice website.
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