The River Kinabatangan floodplain, Borneo, where oil palm plantations threaten the rainforests and the species living within them. (See a larger version here.)
Because of the world demand for Palm Oil, the forests of Borneo are disappearing before our eyes. Orang-utan populations there may have halved over the last 20 years and they are now seriously threatened with extinction. The World Land Trust (WLT) has therefore launched this appeal, working with local partner organization in Borneo, LEAP Conservancy.
We urgently need to raise funds for the purchase and protection of a 222 acre (90 ha) corridor to link together two sections of the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary, enabling the protection and long-term survival of over 600 Orang-utans.
This corridor will ensure that animals can move safely between the protected forest Reserves. But we need to act quickly as this land is destined to be turned into more Palm Oil plantation, isolating the two sanctuaries.
We have about 3 months to raise “£343,000 to save this priceless piece of forest and the Orang-utans which live in it. Our appeal is very urgent. Will you help?
Please make a donation to the Orang-utan Appeal through Justgiving.com.
Find more information on the Orang-utan Appeal and sign up to receive project updates on our Borneo Projects page: Protecting Critical Corridors for Orang-utans in Borneo.