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It's estimated that 2,000-3,000 orangutans are lost every year

Orangutans spend most of their time in trees.

“Orangutan" comes from the Malay words "orang" (person) and "hutan" (of the forest).

Orangutans exist in the wild only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.

Orangutans are classified as “critically endangered.”

Orangutans are extremely intelligent and make their own tools.

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Displaced orangutans are being rescued nearly every day

Orangutans could be the first great ape to become extinct.

Orangutan rescue centers are at near full capacity in 2018

Finding Our Humanity – NYC Inaugural Fundraiser

Join the Orangutan Project in NYC at their inaugural Gala Event to save the rainforest and protect precious orangutans!

The key-note address will be by world-renowned orangutan expert and founder of The Orangutan Project, Leif Cocks, who will share his unique perspective on what the great apes, our tribal past, and a more philosophical approach to life can teach us about our humanity. Leif will also sign personal copies of his just-launched book on this topic, “Finding Our Humanity”.

The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Conservancy encourages all to attend this incredible event that will directly benefit the endangered orangutans of Southeast Asia. The Orangutan Project has set the night at the Harbor Club in Huntington Harbor, Long island while providing an environmentally ethical meal. The event in full will include live music, Q&A panel, and a live and silent auction which will directly benefit orangutan conservation!

Date: July 11th, 2019 (Thur)

Time: 7:00pm-10:30pm

Find out more about the NYC event by clicking below:

A similar event will be taking place in Los Angeles, CA. Click below to find out more about this event on June 27th.

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Finding Our Humanity – L.A. Fundraising Gala & Awards Event

The Orangutan Project and the Orangutan Republik Foundation present Finding Our Humanity, a Fundraising Gala Event and Pongo Environmental Awards. Join these two spectacular organizations as they submerge you into the unforgettable environment of the “last intact tropical rainforest.” Then meet those that have dedicated their life’s work to protecting the critically endangered orangutan.

The key-note address will be by world-renowned orangutan expert and founder of The Orangutan Project, Leif Cocks, who will share his unique perspective on what the great apes, our tribal past, and a more philosophical approach to life can teach us about our humanity. Leif will also sign personal copies of his just-launched book on this topic, “Finding Our Humanity”.

The Orangutan Project

The 6th annual Pongo Environmental Awards are being present by Ed Begley, Jr. and Dr. Gary Shapiro (Co-Founder & President of Orang Utan Republik Foundation). Recipients include Netflix and its respective producers of “Our Planet,” the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation and its Executive Director, Justin Winters, Tom Johnson and The Gecko Project, and OC’s very own Dr. Anne Russon for her extensive studies on the cognition and behavior of Bornean Orangutans!

There will also be a special award given to global orangutan expert, Leif Cocks.

This event will be held in Culver City, CA at Playa Studios. There will be live music, and a live and silent auction that will directly contribute to orangutan conservation.

Purchase Tickets Below

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Orangutan Expert and Founder of The Orangutan Project Releases New Book

Leif Cocks, founder and president of The Orangutan Project has released a new book, “Finding Our Humanity” that explores his nearly 30 year career of passionately fighting to save our distant cousin. In an interview with PR Newswire Leif Cocks explains that, “It can be difficult sometimes for people to see the similarities between humans and orangutans.” Cocks continues to say, “I’ve spent the majority of my life with these great apes and witnessed their humanity many times. We are all Great Apes. Orangutans and humans share 97% of their DNA makeup. Orangutans have cognitive thoughts and have as much humanity as you or me, sometimes more so.”

You can find this book on Amazon buy clicking on the button below:

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Sir David Attenborough brings forth the orangutuans’ plight in new docu-series

Sir David Attenborough brought viewers to tears as Climate Change: The Facts airs on BBC. A clip from the episode shows an orangutan face to face with an industrial digging machine as it clears large sections of the forest for palm oil plantations. This is just one of the horrific ways that humans are contributing to the decline of orangutan populations. Additionally, the documentary focuses on how this type of invasive agriculture contributes to the destruction of our planet in the form of climate change. This episode is part of the larger Our Planet Matters series on BBC.

CLICK HERE to read the full article on Mirror.

posted by: Eric DePalma