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 Orangutan: Critically Endangered 

Orangutans, native to Southeast Asia's rainforests, face severe threats due to habitat loss, logging, and growing palm oil plantations encroaching upon their natural habitats. These factors have led to significant declines in their populations.

Bornean and Sumatran Orangutans are listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This classification indicates that they face an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild if immediate and effective conservation measures are not implemented. The critical status underscores the pressing need to confront the challenges they encounter.

Orangutan in Borneo
Orangutan behind bars

Being highly intelligent and social primates, Orangutans can suffer in captivity due to limited space, lack of mental stimulation, and separation from their natural social structures. Suitable conditions for captive Orangutans require sanctuaries to create enrichment programs to stimulate their cognitive abilities, mimic natural behaviors, and ensure proper medical care and nutrition. However, the long-term goal for Orangutans in captivity is often rehabilitation and eventual release back into the wild, allowing them to live in their natural environment and contribute to maintaining wild populations. 

 

Several organizations in Borneo and Sumatra are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing orangutans into their natural habitats. Asia Wild is forging partnerships and providing financial resources to amplify local organizations' vital work.

Impact

Join us in safeguarding the future of Orangutans and their habitats. Your contribution to Asia Wild can make a tangible difference in our efforts to support local organizations to rescue, rehabilitate, and protect these magnificent creatures.

 

Your donations also support local initiatives that combat deforestation and illegal wildlife trade and promote sustainable conservation practices and enable us to help support critical rescue efforts.  Help us ensure a brighter tomorrow for Orangutans – every donation counts. Together, we can make a lasting impact on their survival.

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