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Don’t Hang Around






Many Orangutans are being bulldozed out of their existence - we've lost almost 80% of orangutan habitat during the past 20 years and much has been destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, but today (7th November 2021) marks the start of the annual Orangutan Caring week that runs until November 13th. This years' theme, based around the important connection between the health of ourselves and the planet to conserving and protecting biodiversity is 'Respecting Nature to Save Orangutans, Biodiversity, and Our Collective Future'.


As well as trying to avoid buying products with palm oil on, this year you can take part in Orangutan Week, in a number of different ways. Here are just a few suggestions:-


1) You can download a card containing a photo or a film to create awareness, or a free fun, children's activity poster. Or you can help Save the Orangutan UK replant the Borneo rainforest Here.


2) You can download The Orangutan Foundations activity fundraising pack Here which includes information about their 'Go Orange' day!


3) You can order some orangutan Christmas cards or a 2022 calendar from Orangutan Appeal UK who support The Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, as well as other conservation partners across Borneo Here.


4) You can purchase clothing, prints and Tote bags from SOS (Sumatran Orangutan Society) Here or take part in their campaign to turn Oxford into a palm oil free city HERE.


5) For gifts with a difference such as an apple leather note book and pen contact BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival) Here or adopt one of their rescued orangutans for as little as £3 a month HERE.


A pivotal pledge to save and restore our planet's forests was officially announced on the second day of the COP26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow. As UN chief Antonio Guterres said on his twitter account, "Signing the Declaration is the easy part. It is essential that it is implemented now for people and the planet."