The conservation and welfare of Sumatran Orangutans and their habitat
The Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) is an expanding non-profit charity, founded in 1997, with branches in the UK, USA, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden.
SOS aims to preserve the remaining habitat of the Sumatran Orangutans. They are a CRITICALLY ENDANGERED species whose population is declining rapidly. In the last 20 years 80% of their habitat has been destroyed. Indonesia is losing forest more rapidly than and other country in the world. A focus on Palm oil plantation is one cause of this deforestation. Indonesian Palm oil is exported and often used in products such as soaps and foods and can be classified as a Vegetable Oil. We aim to spread AWARENESS to consumers. Of major concern to SOS is the mis-treatment of the Orangutans. There are reports and photos illustrating various ill-treatments, including taken as pets, beheading, set on fire, tortured and some female orangutans have even been used for prostitution... this completely inhumane treatment needs to be stopped immediately. Please HELP create awareness and support this cause. For more information visit www.orangutans-sos.org
1. SOS believe there is hope for humanity to behave humanely
2. To save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutans from extinction
3. To gain support by creating AWARENESS of the deforestation of their habitat and bring an end to the killing and torture of the Orangutans