To be "Orang
Aware" means that you are personally committed to a
global environmental consciousness. It means that you are aware of how
you personally impact all life on our planet - especially orangutans!
Why Orangutans?? There
are hundreds of species that deserve our attention but if we can
save orangutans, we can save the world!
By saving these beautiful red-haired apes it would mean that we are
able to make the necessary changes to our global environmental impact
in time to save not only orangutans, but all the species on earth -
are just a few facts:
are highly endangered! They may have less than ten years left in the
wild before they are extinct. They will be the first great ape to go
share 97% of our DNA and, as one of our closest evolutionary cousins,
it is our responsibility to protect these intelligent, gentle apes.
loss due to rainforest destruction, illegal logging, palm oil plantations,
and an illegal pet trade are pushing them toward extinction.
It's all about orangutans - but
so much more.
play a vital role in the health of our planet. When forests are logged
and burned large amounts of greenhouse gases are emitted into the atmosphere
contributing to the climate change crisis.
orangutans helps to save many other endangered species that live in
the same forest, like tigers, rhinos, gibbons, sun bears, clouded leopards
and countless other species of plants and animals.
is also home to many indigenous tribes with diverse cultures and traditions
that are now threatened with losing their rainforest homes.