Dylan Victor
Dylan Victor Campaign leader

This video is about the threats to the orangutans, including palm oil plantations, deforestation and hunting. People should watch this…Read More

Dylan Victor
Dylan Victor Campaign leader

Baim: the story of a rescued baby orangutan in the Heart of Borneo

Baim has precious little in common with his Indonesian celebrity namesake. He is tiny—less than two feet stretched end to end—and weighs scarcely more than the cardboard box that he clutches at with desperation. His face has…Read More

Dylan Victor
Dylan Victor Campaign leader

The article is about palm oil, an item used worldwide. It informs people that the orangutan habitats are being destroyed for palm oil…Read More

About Palm Oil

What’s the issue? The single greatest threat facing orangutans today is habitat loss. The average annual rate of forest loss in Indonesia was 498,000 hectare (ha)  (FAO, 2010) from 2000 to 2010 or the equivalent of over 55 rugby fields per hour. The expanding palm oil industry has been a key driver of this deforestation.  In the decade to…Read More
Dylan Victor
Dylan Victor Campaign leader

The article gives great insight into how the orangutans are affected by deforestation, which is where the forest or natural habitat of…Read More

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deforestation-and-orangutans/

Dylan Victor
Dylan Victor Campaign leader

This article gives key facts about orangutans and how they are being threatened by deforestation for the creation of palm oil plantations…Read More

Orangutans

WWF
Physical description  The orangutan is the world's largest tree-climbing mammal. The animals have a characteristic ape-like shape, shaggy reddish fur and grasping hands and feet. Their long arms that can reach as much as 2 meters in length. Orangutans's legs are relatively short and weak, but their hands and arms are powerful. There are 2…Read More