Conservation News: Facebook, Twitter To Carry 24 Hours Of Live Rainforest Animal Sightings On Monday

Orangutan in Sumatra. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
Orangutan in Sumatra. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler.
by Jeremy Hance from
Next week, the rainforests of Southeast Asia are going live. On June 2nd, 11 organizations in the region will be posting lives video, photos, and wildlife sightings over 24 hours on Facebook and Twitter (see #rainforestlive). Dubbed Rainforest: Live, the initiative hopes to raise awareness of quickly vanishing ecosystems and species.”So often coverage of rainforests focuses on the threats to jungles and wildlife. Amid stories about palm oil, deforestation, logging and poaching, it’s easy to forget the beauty and wonders of these forests,” said Matt Williams, Communications Manager for the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project, which is spearheading the project. “If people in Southeast Asia and across the world are reminded of this incredible natural gift, then we have a better chance of saving tropical rainforests everywhere.”

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