Working Groups - Orangutan
The Orangutan Working Group is concerned with the protection of orangutans - Pongo pygmaeus. Orangutans are threatened by the destruction of their habitat in Borneo and Sumatra. The rainforest is being destroyed by illegal logging, palm oil plantations, agriculture and fires.
Read the Orangutan Foundation Factsheet (PDF file 54Kb)
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Archive of scientific articles: Click here to download and read Orangutan Working Group related articles.
Dear Mr President
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A pair of orangutans was donated by Taiwan’s National Pingtung University of Science and Technology to Fuzhou Zoo in mainland China... Read more
Housing protected animals like orangutans, elephants and crocodiles, thousands of hectares are being deforested for farming and plantations... Read more
CANADIAN MINING COMPANY ANNOUNCES INVOLVEMENT IN ACEH GOVERNMENT PLAN TO CLEAR OVER 1.2 MILLION HECTARES OF SUMATRA’S PROTECTED FORESTS... Read more
Orangutans get rescued from stripped forest by International Animal Rescue in West Kalimantan... Read more
On Wednesday morning (27th March) another two young orangutans arrived at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s Orangutan...... Read more
Stop subsidising biofuel rainforest destruction
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The following organisations are involved in the Orangutan Working Group.
Orangutan Foundation UK
Orangtuan Working Group Secretariat
7 Kent Terrace
Care for the Wild International
72 Brighton Road
Environmental Investigation Agency
62-63 Upper Street
Great Ape Project
714 North 97th Street
Great Orangutan Project
London Office: Way Out Experiences, Studio 6, 8 High Street, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2TB, United Kingdom
Way Out Experiences Sdn Bhd. Unit 1206, Block A, Damansara Intan, Jalan SS20/27, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,Malaysia
International Primate Protection League (U.K.)
166 Gilmore Road
London SE13 5AE
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre
Orangutan Protection Foundation
225 Marsh Wall
Sumatran Orangutan Society
The Old Music hall
106-108 Cowley Road
Oxford OX4 1JE
World Society for the Protection of Animals
5th Floor, 222 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB