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*** August 19th Is International Orangutan Day *** WAKE UP MANKIND !!!   video
Animals  (tags: orangutans, palm oil industry, borneo orangutans )

- 63 days ago -
Orangutans are on the endangered species list - WE MUST SAVE THEM !!! If you not already done, PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION:
Bornean Orangutan Declared Critically Endangered
Animals  (tags: orangutans, endangered, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, wildlife, protection )

- 104 days ago -
The Bornean orangutan is now listed as critically endangered. With this update, both species of orangutan (the other being Sumatran) are now at extremely high risk of extinction in the wild
Indonesia's Forest Fires Threaten a Third of World's Wild Orangutans !
Animals  (tags: protection, orangutans, borneo, forests, rescued, wildlife )

- 360 days ago -
Alarmingly, 358 fire hotspots have been detected inside the Sabangau Forest in Borneo which has the worlds largest population of nearly 7,000 wild orangutans.
Save Orangutans From Being Burned Alive
Animals  (tags: orangutans, forest fire, palm companies, burned alive, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, death, endangered, environment, humans, protection, suffering, wildanimals )

- 361 days ago -
Orangutans are dying from tens of thousands of small forest fires intentionally set by palm oil companies looking for a quick, cheap, and easy way clear land for the planting of the trees from which they harvest the oil.
Orangutans Are Dying as Indonesia Burns
Animals  (tags: Orangutans, suffering, cruelty, death )

- 364 days ago -
Orangutans have more to fear than just the fire. The flames and smoke are pushing them out of their already reduced habitats and closer to human villages, where the adults are killed and the young apes are sold into the pet trade.
TAKE ACTION NOW - Save Orangutan Habitats ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: protection, orangutans, rescued, habitats, wildlife )

- 378 days ago -
An estimated 7,500 Sumatran orangutans are left in the wild, which makes the Rainforest Alliances work to help farmers in Indonesia vitally important. By managing the land sustainably, farmers can help protect the orangutans habitat.
Her Habitat Destroyed,Mother Orangutan Looks For Food For Her Baby - Tortured By Mob
Animals  (tags: orangutans, suffering, sadness, society, humans, habitat, protection, animaladvocates, wildanimals )

- 383 days ago -
She was weak, starving,likely injured, and only traveled this close to humans because she was desperate to find food and shelter for her little daughter ( story updated from 2010).... Featured story on today's Animal News Sentinel .
ACTION ALERT: Demand An End to Cruel Orangutan Boxing at Safari World in Thailand! PLEASE SIGN!
Animals  (tags: orangutans, abused, boxing matches, cruelty, exploitations, protection, authorities )

- 394 days ago -
This is not the first time Thai officials are asked to help stop this ruthless practice. In 2004 48 orangutans were rescued from Safari World and sent back to Indonesia, from where they had been smuggled before as orangutans are not native to Thailand.
How Much Do You Love Starbucks? - Petition
Animals  (tags: Starbucks, tigers, orangutans, deforestation, coffee, palm oil )

- 412 days ago -
Your Starbucks coffee break is likely to be contributing to deforestation, extinction of endangered tigers and orangutans, and abuses of workers and communities.
It's World Orangutan Day!
Animals  (tags: Orangutans, endangered spieces )

- 429 days ago -
In Malay Orang means "Person" and Utan is derived from hutan, which means "forest". Thus, orangutan literally means "Person of the forest"
Animals  (tags: palm oil industry, App against palm oil, orangutans, destruction )

- 455 days ago -
Palm oil production is killing orangutans, elephants and other endangered animals as their tropical rainforest habitat is destroyed by expanding palm oil plantations, the largest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and other equatorial countries.
Some VERY Bitter Sweet News: Update on Gober, Ginting and Ganteng
Animals  (tags: Ginting, RIP, Gober, Ganteng, orangutans, Sumatra, Ian Singleton, SOCP )

- 517 days ago -
All who knew her personally were heartbroken by the news that she's no longer with us. Ginting, the daughter of 'Gober' and twin sister of 'Ganteng' was a VERY unique and special little orangutan and we owe you all an explanation of what has happened.
Tell PepsiCo to Take the Conflict Palm Oil Challenge ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: pepsico, palm oil industry, orangutans, destroyed, Sumatran forests )

- 519 days ago -
With a whopping 457,200 metric tons of palm oil used annually in snacks like Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Cheetos and Lay's potato chips, PepsiCo has a huge impact on the planet, the forests, and the people and animals which call them home.
Help Save the Rainforest and Adopt a Responsible Palm Oil Policy ! Please SIGN and SHARE !!!
Animals  (tags: rainforest destruction, palm oil industry, orangutans )

- 563 days ago -
The orangutan & other species are being pushed to the brink of extinction. But, we can be hopeful.The world's largest palm oil producers recently promised to halt deforestation for a year, while they study what exactly a forest is (seriously).

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