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Your adoption pack:

A cuddly toy (optional)

My Orang-utans and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

Adopt an orang-utan »

Within the last decade alone, orang-utan numbers have fallen by between 30 and 50%. Help us protect these gentle giants and their forest habitat.

How you're helping the orang-utans

  • Achieving pan-governmental agreement to conserve the Heart of Borneo
  • Creating and extending protected areas of rainforest
  • Enforcing existing restrictions on the trade in live orang-utans and products such as palm oil
  • Promoting sustainable use of natural resources
  • Enabling local communities to manage protected areas
  • Your support will also help fund our other essential work around the world

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A cuddly toy (optional)

My Orang-utans and Wild World magazine 3 times a year

Factbook, certificate, bookmarks, stickers and more

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More about Orang-utans

In Malay, orang means ‘person’ and utan is derived from hutan, which means ‘forest’. Therefore, orang-utan literally means ‘man of the forest.’

Location: The islands of Borneo and Sumatra

Habitat: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Wild population: Evidence suggests that fewer than 60,000 orang-utans exist in the world today

The threats to orang-utans

  • Habitat destruction and fragmentation due to:
    • Land clearance for agriculture and conversion to palm oil plantations
    • Illegal and unsustainable logging, which also opens up previously inaccessible areas to poachers
    • Forest fires
  • Poaching and illegal trade, for both meat and as pets

How your adoption can help:

  • £60 (or £5 a month) could cover the salary of a local field worker on the orang-utan project for two weeks
  • £120 (or £10 a month) could buy five waterproof sleeping bags for WWF rangers, who are monitoring orang-utans in the Heart of Borneo