The Orangutan Foundation is proud to launch the 'Sir Terry Pratchett "Oook" Award for the Conservation of Orangutans and their Habitat'
- Published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015
In tribute to the long-standing commitment of Foundation trustee, the late Sir Terry Pratchett, the Orangutan Foundation will be launching the ‘Sir Terry Pratchett “Oook” Award for the Conservation of Orangutans and their Habitat’. Sir Terry’s love for orangutans was apparent from his famous characterisation of the orangutan ‘Librarian’ - vocalised only by ‘oook’ - which was featured throughout his Discworld book series. This award created in his name will therefore be aimed toward those aspiring to making a difference in the field of orangutan conservation.
Through this award scheme, research students, journalists or filmmakers of any nationality will be able to apply for the grant through submitting a proposal to our board of trustees. Our aim is to give an annual award of £5,000 to a chosen applicant. Since the Foundation is approaching its 25th year, we are hoping to pledge for 25 more years of vital conservation work.
This award can only be launched with the help of the general public.
For this we would like to get the support of not only Sir Terry's fans, but also our Foundation members. If our fundraising is successful, we can contribute toward important field research, and thus help to make great steps in the world of conservation, zoology and the environmental sciences.
The Foundation wishes to maintain Sir Terry’s presence in the conservation community, and we do hope that you all will help us to make this a reality.