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Apr 15, 2009

Orang Utan - The Endangered Species

There is an update from PlanetJune who made the cute little crochetted OrangUtan which I shared with you in my blog few days ago. Please click here to see the "behind the scene" making of her adorable OrangUtan. It is amazing when you see how this creature was created, it truely is a piece of art not a craft, as what PlanetJune described in her blog!!!!

(Aware: the following is nothing about craft but Orang Utans!!! )

(Photo courtesy of OrangUtan Outreach)

OrangUtan, the endangered species found mainly in the wild of Borneo, Malaysia and neighbouring country Sumatra, Indonesia, has been threatened to near-extinction caused by relentless devastation of their habitat to clear land for palm oil production and logging. I feel ashamed that this is happening here, and I am going to do something about it. I found this, an organisation to rescue and raise the awareness of the endangered OrangUtan, Orangutan Outreach. Orangutan Outreach is an affiliate of BOS International, with the main purpose to save and conserve OrangUtan in their native habitat, please click here to read more.

(photo from courtesy of OrangUtan Outreach)

Recently, there is a malaria outbreak in their Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation Center. It is very common occurence especially amongst the youngsters. This poor little toddler OrangUtan, "Angely" shown in the picture above is one of the victims who died recently. I was saddened reading this :(

Orangutan Outreach is calling out to the public for an emergency appeal for medicine for the OrangUtan in Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation Center. They need lots of money to get medicine to save and cure the infected OrangUtan. I plead you, my dearest readers to donate to the foundation. I did it and I hope that you could do the same to save the OrangUtan. I also proposed to PlanetJune that she makes some of the OrangUtans for sale to raise funds for it. I will buy from her if she does. Money collected from the donation will be used for medicine, food, equipment, rescue operations, cages and hundreds of other items that are necessary to rehabilitate the orangutans and keep the projects going.

This piece of news was published a couple of days ago of about 200 newly discovered Orangutan "nests" in Kalimantan:

Monday 13 April 2009

Up to 5,000 orangutans from an endangered species could be living in Borneo, scientists say, after the discovery of over 200 orangutan "nests" on the island. The news raises hope for the survival of what was thought to be a nearly extinct species.

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redapes April 15, 2009 at 11:34 PM  

Thank you so much, June!
Reach out and save the orangutans!

Orangutan Outreach

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy April 16, 2009 at 1:32 AM  

Certainly some promising news at the end with the "nest findings"...yeah!

Thanks & Stay Cozy,

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