The Tapanuli Orangutan is on the brink of extinction and they need our help! A hydroelectric dam is being built and is threatening their already diminished population with further fragmentation. If we do not act now this species will be doomed to path of extinction. Rallies across the globe are taking place to show the investors of this project that funding this dam is the wrong choice. Let’s encourage these companies to stand on the right side of environmental history and save this precious species. The Tapanuli Orangutan was only discovered two years ago and there is still so much to learn about them. The only way to secure their future is to act now and support causes that are fighting for this species existence.
“The Tapanuli orangutan–the rarest primate in the world–is on the cusp of being obliterated by two Chinese state-owned entities. The Bank of China is funding and Sinohydro is building a dam that would permanently slice up the Tapanuli’s only habitat, and lead it to a near-certain fate of extinction.”