news, Manfred. Bornean Orangutans have officially been classified as "critically
endangered" – meaning they're now on the very brink of extinction. |
In fact, it's projected that by 2025, the Bornean Orangutan population will have been reduced to a shocking 14% of what it was in the mid 70s.
For years, profit-hungry companies have been tearing down the orangutans' forest habitat in Indonesia to make way for cheap paper and palm oil plantations. Now their brutal practices have driven these gentle animals to the very edge of extinction.
It's so important that people know we're on the verge of losing the orangutans, Manfred. We simply can't let unchecked corporate greed silently wipe them from the face of the earth forever.
But if you're only just hearing this heartbreaking news now, you're certainly not alone - the media has barely batted an eyelid. So let's step up and sound the alarm. Click here to help spread the word about the orangutans' crisis – while there's still time to save them.
Thanks for your support.
Forests Team, Greenpeace UK
P.S. Earlier this year, we successfully pushed Unilever, Nestlé, Kellogg's and General Mills to cancel contracts with IOI – one of the most notorious forest destroying palm oil companies. It was a big moment in our campaign to save the Indonesian rainforest – but change still isn't happening fast enough for the orangutans. Click here to help spread the word of their plight.