Sumatran Orangutan Society

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct. SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around. We do this by: Raising awareness about the importance of protecting orangutans and their rainforest home. Supporting grassroots projects which empower local people to become guardians of the rainforests and restoring damaged orangutan habitat through tree planting programmes. Campaigning on issues threatening the survival of orangutans in the wild. Help us protect orangutans, their forests and their future.
Orangutan Rescue: On the frontline in Sumatra
 
Sumatran orangutans are Critically Endangered, with only around 14,600 left in the wild. The greatest threat to their survival is the loss of their rain forest home - forest destruction for farmlands in Sumatra is happening on a massive scale. As a result, orangutans often become stranded in patches of forest surrounded by plantations. They are at risk of starvation, hunting and poaching. We rescue orangutans and work with farmers to help them protect their crops without harming wildlife. project reportread updates from the field
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
 
We are working to restore vital orangutan habitat that has been destroyed by illegal oil palm plantations within the Gunung Leuser National Park. We're seeing some really exciting results, with lots of wildlife starting to return to the restored areas of forest - including orangutans, elephants, sun bears, gibbons, leopard cats and many endangered bird species. We work with the local people, empowering, educating and encouraging them to become guardians of their forests and wildlife. project reportread updates from the field
Tackling Wildlife Crime in Sumatra
 
The Leuser Ecosystem in northern Sumatra, Indonesia, is the last place on Earth where Sumatran orangutans, elephants, rhinos and tigers roam together. It is also home to a wealth of other biodiversity, and supports the lives and livelihoods of over 4 million people. However, poaching, hunting, illegal logging and other pressures are threatening this incredible forest and its inhabitants. We support frontline patrol teams to tackle wildlife and forest crime, vital for the protection of Leuser.
 
   

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