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Weʼre raising £1,300 to run Bristol 10k to raise funds towards a volunteering expedition to Borneo and donate to the Corridor of Life project. See below.

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In the past, orang-utans ranged throughout Southeast Asia all the way into southern China and were found on the island of Java and in southern Sumatra. Orang-utans are now found only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra with the Sumatran species limited to the northern part of the island. During the past decade orang-utan populations are thought to have decreased by 50% in the wild.

The destruction and degradation of the tropical rain forest, particularly lowland forest, in Borneo and Sumatra is the main reason orang-utans are threatened with extinction. This has been caused primarily by human activity (intense illegal logging, conversion of forest to palm oil plantations and timber estates, mining, clearing forest for settlements, and road construction). Additionally, the illegal animal trade has been a factor in the decline of wild orang-utan populations.

By the time I'm in my sixties, it's possible that there will be no more orang-utans left in the wild.

One project that is working to reverse habitat destruction is Kinabatang Corridor of Life WWF. I plan to travel to Borneo in 2019, where I'll work on community and wildlife conservation projects that are part of this important mission.

I am going to run the Bristol 10k on May 13th, 2018 to help raise funds towards this incredible expedition. I will donate 10% of the funds I raise to the Kinabatang Corridor of Life project.

Please help me to learn more about the issues that surround habitat loss in Borneo and to help me conserve this last, wild refuge for orang-utans.

Thank you for your kind support, Sylvie (age 14).

Further information:

UNEP-The Future Of The Bornean Orangutan

Orangutan In Danger

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  • Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore 7 months ago
    Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore

    Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore

    7 months ago

    I did it! Ran the whole way and completed the course in 01:11! Thank you again to everyone who so kindly sponsored me! Sylvie x

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  • Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore 7 months ago
    Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore

    Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore

    7 months ago

    This is my course.....

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  • Sylvie Turnbull Whatmore 7 months ago
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    7 months ago
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    Thank you!!

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Page last updated on: 6/20/2018 2:20 PM

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37

  • edward cowie

    edward cowie

    Jun 20, 2018

    £30.00

  • Mrs. D Dudley

    Mrs. D Dudley

    May 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Dr. & Mrs. Paine

    Dr. & Mrs. Paine

    May 17, 2018

    £50.00

  • Linda Bamber

    Linda Bamber

    May 14, 2018

    £20.00

  • Marisol Grandon

    Marisol Grandon

    May 14, 2018

    Well done! That’s amazing 🏆🏆🏆

    £5.00

  • Kim Whatmore

    Kim Whatmore

    May 14, 2018

    Well done Sylvie!! Love auntie Kim

    £30.00

  • Richard Hughes

    Richard Hughes

    May 13, 2018

    Well done Sylvie.

    £10.00

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