Orangutang or "the man from the forest" in malay, was there much before the first humans step in Borneo and Sumatra...
Why should they leave their natural habitat...?
How you can help
The rainforests of Indonesia's Leuser Ecosystem are the last place on Earth that can support viable populations of these rare and critically endangered species. Protecting this extraordinary place is essential if the Sumatran orangutan, tiger, rhino and elephant are going to continue to survive in the wild.
The stakes are high and local plaintiffs need you to have their backs as they stand up for the Leuser Ecosystem in the courts of Indonesia. Sign the petition today.
In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind's closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home…
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