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World Orangutan Day: Conservationists Call for An End to Habitat Destruction

Animals  (tags: animalrights, environment, endangered, protection, wildlife, extinction, Borneo, orangutan, Orangutan Land Trust, palm oil, Sumatra, International Orangutan Day, Changing Times, Annette Gartland, OIC, SOCP, BOSF, IAR, HOCRU, IUCN, rescue )

- 579 days ago -
Today is International Orangutan Day and events have been organised around the world to raise awareness about the plight of the now critically endangered primate. Changing Times brings you the full story about the situation in Sumatra and Borneo.


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TOM T (247)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 6:56 am
Totally want it to be TRUE !!

TOM T (247)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 6:56 am
Signed Noted, & Shared .....
Surely Hope So !!
Thank You ....

Donna T (0)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 8:12 am
thank you

Animae C (507)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 8:13 am
TY Annette

Peggy B (43)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 8:27 am
Thank you for sharing this Annette.

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:06 am
That photo brings tears to my eyes. I watched the video, isn't long, and one doesn't have to understand the language to know what is going on. Like a Day Care for children, take them out, get some fresh air, let them run around, then in the go for a little rest on their mats or in this case in the baskets. lol

I'm so disgusted when looking for products as more and more contain palm oil. In the beginning there were only a few things and it could be avoided but seems everything contains palm oil today.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:10 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you


Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:43 am
well said, Dandelion G
Thank you, Annette.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 11:27 am
I too agree with Dandelion's touching words Thanks Annette

Lone F (58)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 1:56 pm
Noted with thanks

Animae C (507)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 5:02 pm

Thank you for signing
14,314 signatures

Annette Gartland (1)
Saturday August 19, 2017, 10:03 pm
Thanks for all your comments, and for caring. I spend a lot of time with the people working to rescue and protect orangutans. It's very tough for those working on the ground. One of them said to me recently, after he had trekked through difficult jungle terrain on several rescues in one week, that the rescues (being able to liberate an orangutan from awful captivity) energised him. Thankfully, there are lots of people in Sumatra and Borneo devoted to protecting orangutans. They need all the support we can give them.

Doris F (19)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 2:02 am
signed, thank you for link Barb and AniMae, tyfs Annette

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday August 20, 2017, 6:49 am
S&N, Thanks

Sieglinda P (0)
Monday August 21, 2017, 1:02 am
Thanks to 14,245 action takers the World Heritage Committee responded by unanimously voting to keep the tropical rainforest of Sumatra world heritage site on the list of “World Heritage in Danger.” This decision will help keep strong protections in place for the Leuser Ecosystem.
thank you for link Barb and AniMae

SylvieBusy A (190)
Monday August 21, 2017, 3:24 am
Thank you for sharing.

Lisa N (204)
Monday August 21, 2017, 4:55 am
Thank you for signing. Shared on FB as well. Thanks for providing the petition AniMae.

Melania P (123)
Monday August 21, 2017, 12:44 pm
Petition signed and shared Animae :)
As long as we don't tackle human overpopulation and the use of palm oil I see no hope :(

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 7:00 am
Animals have feeling too, they are just like us!

Kathryn I (2)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 5:12 pm
Noted! Thanks!

Sandra Vito (85)
Tuesday August 22, 2017, 9:42 pm
firmado | gracias
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