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Save Orangutans from Extinction



Rare is preventing orangutan extinction by launching three Pride campaigns in Indonesia to save their habitats from destruction. By helping the local people live more sustainably, everybody wins.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

To gain local support for the orangutan and preserving their habitat, project leaders Eddy Santoso, Bobby Nopandry and Ade Yuliana will use creative tools like radio songs, billboards and school visits to help deliver the conservation message, and teach farmers how to make a living without clearing forests. $10,000 will help cover transportation costs from village to village, and be used to create the marketing tools necessary to engage local communities.

How will this project solve this problem?

These project leaders along with Rare and local Indonesian partners will use community outreach to raise awareness of natural resources and alternative livelihoods to help preserve the orangutan habitats. Community visits are absolutely vital.

Potential Long Term Impact

There will be reduced amounts of forest area sold and converted into oil palm plantations, increased adoption of permanent agricultural systems, and growing community dedication to conservation leading to a healthy orangutan habitat.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,797

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,797 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).



Thanks to 183 donors like you, a total of $7,797 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Arlington, VA, United States

Project Leader

Kristen Leavitt

Arlington, VA United States

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Map of Save Orangutans from Extinction
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