ORANGUTANS UNDER THREAT: URGENT APPEAL TO COMBAT FIRES IN BORNEO
Vital orangutan habitat is under threat from fires burning in Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo. Donations are needed urgently to help fight the fires, which are destroying critical wildlife habitat and threatening wildlife.
Just $12 will pay for a local firefighter for a day.
$50 will help pay for firefighting equipment such as buckets, hoses and beaters
Donate today to strengthen the firefighting efforts and feed the local people assisting us with our efforts.
All the funds raised will go directly to HSI project partner, the Friends of National Park Foundation (FNPF).
FNPF is a local non-profit organisation working to preserve Indonesia's wildlife and its habitat for her people and for the world. Since the 2006 fire FNPF staff have been working hard to be better prepared for fires in Tanjung Putting National Park and the reforestation site. FNPF have undertaken preventative measures, early detection and designing a better overall firefighting strategy.
Borneo is in the middle of an extreme dry season. Conditions are similar to those which preceded the last fire in 2006, which resulted in the loss and destruction of FNPF reforestation efforts and orangutan habitat.
Fire is once again threatening the home of the orangutan, FNPF are actively creating containment lines, patrolling and working with the local community to protect the reforestation site at Sekonyer Village, as well as the area around Padang Sembilan.
Fires have been detected in the Padang Sembilan farming area, which we believe is due to the burning off of high growth native forests for palm oil plantations.
The focus of all our efforts is on averting a disaster by holding the fire back while also preparing the fire line to protect our working site if conditions worsen.
Please make a donation today by clicking here and entering FNPF as the campaign you would like to support.
Many thanks for your support at this critical time.