These beautiful animals are losing their home to make way for agriculture such as oil palm plantations. Palm oil is in over 50% of products found in your local supermarket as it’s cheaper than other oils to produce. But this cost saving comes at a very high price for wildlife!
Orangutans are faced with a high risk of extinction in the wild. Both Sumatran and Bornean orangutans are critically endangered and their numbers are still declining. What’s making it harder for our partners on the ground is that even though some areas of forest are protected orangutans can be found outside of these areas.
We’re working alongside our partners HUTAN on a number of different projects, in the highly important Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary in the Malaysian state of Sabah to protect the largest orangutan population in the state.
Orangutans are close to extinction. That means we are at risk of losing this species, forever. We won’t give up fighting for their survival – we need to ACT FOR ORANGUTANS fast.
Our partners at HUTAN agree that the biggest thing we can do to protect orangutans is to create demand for sustainable palm oil. By purchasing products that use only 100% certified sustainable palm oil you’ll be helping to transform the way that wildlife and agriculture work side by side.
The rate of decline of Sumatran Orangutans in the last decade.
of palm oil is produced in Malaysia and Indonesia.