Helping the Orangutan, WHAT CAN I DO?
The team from ProFauna Indonesia will be spending 5 months of 2012 working in the heart of Borneo running school education programs, intensive training of company officials and workers and garnering local support for orang-utan conservation. This is an ambitious project but this critical research has identified that conflicts around palm oil plantations are accounting for such a large number of senseless and cruel deaths that we must act now.
You can help the Orangutans right now by:
Writing to the Indonesian Minister of Forestry* urging that he instruct his officials in Kalimantan to prosecute all those who kill Orangutans and other wildlife illegally, and to generally apply more resources to enforcing wildlife laws in Kalimantan. Ask him to prohibit the actions of multi-national palm oil producers in destroying Orangutan rainforest habitats, and prosecute owners and managers who authorise the killing of protected wildlife.
Your letter must be very polite, congratulating the Minister for the conservation efforts he is making, but stating clearly your request that they take very strong action against those that kill protected animals. Send your replies to us.
*Mr. Zulkifli Hasan
Minister for Forestry
Gedung Pusat Kehutanan
Manggala Wanabhakti Blok I LT. 4
JL. JEND. Gatot Subroto
Senayan Jakarta Pusat
Click for a Sample Letter
Learn more about palm oil free products. (PDF)** Thanks to Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia (BOS)
You can learn more about HSI's campaign for the orangutan here