Orangutan Conservation - October Print Promotion
Baby Animal Prints by Suzi capture the lives of animals in the wild. They reveal tender moments between animal babies and their parents in their native habitats. Seeing beautiful animals in the wild can capture the imaginations and passions of young people and can inspire families to become more deeply connected with nature and conservation.
Why We Want to Support Sumatran Orangutan Society
Orangutans are in trouble. Half of Sumatra's forests have been destroyed in just 20 years. The main culprit? Palm oil plantations. These plantations are replacing vast areas of rainforest (and wildlife habitat) with rows of oil palm trees. Palm oil, called a variety of terms on ingredient labels, is found in a wide range of products, from toothpaste and laundry detergent to chocolate bars. No rainforests = no wildlife habitat. Deforestation isn't just bad for animals. Is also has negative consequences for the people who live there. The decimation of this ecosystem contributes to climate change and exposes locals to environmental disasters, such as flooding and landslides.
The Sumatran Orangutan Society supports a wide variety of projects to secure a future for Sumatra's orangutans, forests and people. Their main goals are to:
- Rescue orangutans in danger from habitat loss and the illegal pet trade
- Protect and restore the orangutans' rainforest home
- Regrow forest trees
- Work with local farmers to conserve Sumatra's wildlife and wild landscapes.
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- Michelle Stern