Orangutan Caring Week Begins

 

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The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to once again join a large group of committed conservationists to band together on behalf of our favorite great apes for Orangutan Caring Week 2016.

The annual, global event draws more attention to our forest friends and reminds us that while there has been progress in the battle to save orangutans, so much more must be done today, this week and in the future. 

We encourage all of our supporters to spread the word about orangutans and their rainforest homes.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #OrangutanCaringWeek when making your voice heard on social media too.

Tell us what you’re doing for Orangutan Caring Week on Facebook and we’ll send you a “Save the Orangutan” wristband to help spread the message of orangutan conservation. 

From the Orangutan Caring Week Home page:

This Year’s Theme is “Critically Endangered, Critically in Need.”

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently downgraded the status of the Bornean orangutan from “endangered” to “critically endangered” putting both orangutan species now only one step away from extinction.

The combined impacts of habitat loss, habitat degradation, and illegal hunting have pushed both the Bornean and Sumatran orangutan toward an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

Orangutan Caring Week is a perfect opportunity to spread awareness about the plight of orangutans and the urgent dangers facing their rainforest homes with the goal of motivating people to care – and to care enough to be moved to action! 

 If ever there was a time to care, that time is now!

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