BORNEAN ORANGUTANS NOW CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
Help Us To Protect Their Remaining Habitat.
The Orangutan Foundation is saddened to announce that following a recent report, IUCN have now updated the Bornean orangutan's status to CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. This is largely due to rapid habitat loss as a result of a variety of industries taking advantage of the rich resources in these areas.
The Orangutan Foundation focuses in particular on protecting forest habitat in order to give orangutans the best chance of survival in the wild. Find out more about the threats to orangutan habitat.
Now more than ever, this recent change in classification highlights the urgent need for habitat protection, as populations are predicted to decline as much as 86% by 2025 should the current rate of habitat loss continue.
With your help we can safeguard areas of orangutan habitat to ensure their long-term survival in the wild.
PATRICK ARYEE: A NEW PATRON FOR ORANGUTANS
We at the Orangutan Foundation are extremely proud to welcome wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee as our newest patron!
As a science and wildlife TV presenter, who has successful programmes with the BBC and Sky1 under his belt, Patrick is the perfect advocate for orangutan conservation. He has just returned from filming orangutans in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, so knows first-hand the work we do, as well as the struggles we continue to face.
We are incredibly grateful for his support and very much look forward to having him on board!