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Adopt an Orangutan

Over 100,000 wild Bornean orangutans have been lost between 1999 and 2015.

** Due to unprecedented awareness of the challenges orangutans face, we are sorry to say we have run out of orangutan toys! We apologise for any disappointment caused this Christmas. You can adopt an orangutan without the toy, simply select 'no toy' at checkout. Otherwise we will automatically send you your toy by the end of January 2019**

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YOUR ADOPTION REALLY HELPS

Animal adoptions like yours give a huge boost to our work. They not only help fund projects to monitor orangutans in Borneo and help create protected areas of rainforest but also fund our other vital work around the world.

PROTECT THESE INCREDIBLE ANIMALS AND RECEIVE:

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CUDDLY TOY

An optional soft toy to love forever.

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REGULAR UPDATES

We'll keep you regularly updated on how you're supporting our vital work including sending your Wild World, Go Wild and Orang-utans updates three times a year.

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FACT PACK

Packed with facts, bookmarks and stickers.

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A WONDERFUL GIFT

Give a gift that will help protect the future of orangutans and their habitats.


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Orangutans spend a lot of time alone but have loose relationships with other orangutans in their community. They spend most of their lives in trees, where their long, strong arms help them swing through the forest canopy and hang from branches as they eat their favorite food – fruit.

THREATS

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HABITAT LOSS

Conversion of forests to palm oil plantations is the biggest cause of habitat loss for orangutans. Road development, illegal logging and mining also impact it.

PALM OIL

Peat swamp forests that are home to high densities of orangutans are often targeted for oil palm plantations. Palm oil is found in around 50% of products in your supermarket.

HUMAN ORANGUTAN CONFLICT

Up to 3,000 Bornean orangutans are thought to be killed each year due to hunting, conflict in agricultural areas and the illegal pet trade.

3,000BORNEAN ORANGUTANSARE KILLED EACH YEAR

ILLEGAL PET TRADE

Young orangutans up to the age of seven are sought after for the illegal pet trade.


HOW WE CAN HELP

We’re working to identify and restore wildlife corridors between protected areas. This will reconnect previously fragmented orangutan habitat so there will be large blocks of interconnected forests.

We're also promoting the production and use of sustainable palm oil. We helped set up the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) which is working to transform markets and make sustainable palm oil the norm.

Your adoption and support will help us:

  • Monitor orangutan populations and establish “corridors” to reconnect isolated orangutan populations
  • Create and extend protected areas of rainforest, and restore forests degraded by forest fires and logging
  • Support sustainable timber production
  • Promote the buying and use of sustainable palm oil to manufacturers and consumers
  • fund our other essential work around the world

An orangutan’s arms are longer than its legs, reaching its ankles when it stands.


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