Orangutans in Sumatra are rapidly losing habitat critical to their survival. As more and more rainforest is destroyed to make way for farmland, orangutans have become critically endangered, with fewer than 6,600 left in the wild.
Stranded in isolated patches of forest surrounded by plantations, orangutans have few options for food, and sometimes damage the farmers' crops. Stripped of their protection by the forest, these orangutans face greater exposure to hunting and poaching for the illegal pet trade.
GreaterGood.org partners with the Sumatran Orangutan Society to help rescue orangutans who are stranded in farmlands or illegally kept as pets. The Sumatran Orangutan rescues these orangutans, rehabilitates them with necessary veterinary care, and relocates them to safer forests they can call home.
Meet Boncel. He's one of two young orangutans who were poached from the rainforest before being placed in a zoo. The Sumatran Orangutan Society identified Boncel as a poached orangutan and rescued him from his life of captivity. Boncel and his companion, Ina, are being cared for at the rehabilitation center. Soon they will be released back into the wild where they can enjoy the freedom of the rainforest together!
You can help! Your donation will help rehabilitate rescued orangutans, safely evacuate them from areas being cleared by bulldozers, and supply veterinary supplies needed to treat them out in the field.
The Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) works to protect orangutans, their forests and their future. We support frontline conservation programs and campaign on issues threatening the survival of orangutans in the wild. Our projects include rainforest restoration, and developing community conservation initiatives which support the protection of the Leuser forests, empowering local people to become guardians of this precious ecosystem.
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