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George Clark

Running for Orangutans

I'm running London Marathon for Sumatran Orangutan Society because Orangutans & their forest homes need saving

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Sumatran Orangutan Society

We support frontline projects and campaigns to protect orangutans and their rainforests

Charity Registration No. 1158711

Story

I will be putting myself through 9 months of after-work runs, hungover jogs and disgusting feet is to raise money for SOS: an amazing charity dedicated to the protection of Sumatran orangutans, their forests and their future.

As you may well know this is a cause close to my heart. I am personally dedicated to wildlife conservation and have seen for myself the devastation caused by human activities when I travelled to Borneo. I drove for hours and hours without seeing a native tree due to their clearance for palm oil plantations. It was heartbreaking.

Please read on for a little more info on why the work of SOS is so greatly needed. If you don’t have time please consider sponsoring me for my 26.2 mile challenge and help an amazing cause!

If you still need convincing...

Orangutans are critically endangered due to the destruction of their forest home which is under immense and mounting threat, being torn down for farmlands, logging, mining and roads. International demand for products such as palm oil and timber, combined with weak forest governance and short-sighted land-use policies are driving deforestation at an alarming rate.
Orangutan populations are left fragmented and isolated, making them easy targets for poaching for the illegal pet trade, and causing conflict with local communities when the stranded and starving apes are forced to resort to raiding crops.

SOS has a long term vision of a viable, thriving and growing population of Sumatran orangutans living wild and free in their healthy and protected rainforest home.

Thank you for supporting my challenge!

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