The Orang-utan Project
The Orang-utan Project (TOP) is the world’s foremost not-for-profit organisation, supporting orang-utan conservation, rain forest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orang-utans back to the wild, in order to save the two orang-utan species from extinction.
The organisation provides technical and financial assistance directly to conservation projects and orang-utan rescue and rehabilitation centres. This includes much needed resources for the day-to-day care needs, the reintroduction or orphaned orang-utans and the locating and securing of release sites. Presently there are over 2,000 orphaned orang-utans living in the centres in Borneo and Sumatra.
The orang-utans rain forest habitat is disappearing at an unprecedented rate 80% of the orang-utans rain forests has been decimated in the past 20 years. Much of what remains is degraded by drought, forest fires and illegal logging. This destruction is also inflicting a massive amount of suffering on a species that is 97% genetically identical to humans, intelligent as a 5 to 6 year old child and is self-aware. Tragically, extinction in the world is likely for both Sumatran and Borneo orang-utans if we do not take immediate action.
Please help me raise money to support this wonderful project, pop in to Cronulla Vets buy one of the Palm Free chocolates we have for sale at the clinic for $1.00.
Thank you very much,
Simone, Cronulla Vet Clinic nurse