Monster thanks to everyone for participating in the inaugural World Orangutan Day !!
Words cannot describe the emotions as over 4000 people joined the event from all over the world and hundreds of you made donations! It was a WILD SMASHING SUCCESS!
Special thanks go out to Lush Cosmetics USA for kicking in the funds to the six rescue organisations on the ground!!
Gratitudes to all the volunteers and people who helped out with the event. LeAnn Fox for standing up for the orangutans, Jason DeGrauwe for his help with graphics, Abbie Barnes for her help with the cool video you see to the right, Christa Ozean for promoting the event to Germany, Tricia Perry for her work in France, Helen Kitson for her work in the UK, Agustus Sapen and Mosses PA for organizing events in Malaysian Borneo.
Special thanks to Kendall from facebook for his help with technical issues!
WE ROCKED IT !!!
As we prepare for World Orangutan Day, please let us know if you can help out in any way! As a volunteer driven event, we've proved that caring people can put together a global event that rocks!
From 1992-2000, the population of the Sumatran orangutan declined by more than 50% and only an estimated 7,000 animals are left in the wild. Its relative, the Bornean orangutan population fell nearly 43 % in the past decade and estimates place their population at about 45,000 animals. Since the last population estimates were done, deforestation rates have continued to climb which means the actual populations could be well below these.
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