International Animal Rescue have a rare opportunity to purchase 64 acres of forest adjacent to their Orangutan Rescue Center – and the shocking reality is that, if the forest is not protected, it will be cut down and lost forever.
The situation in Borneo at the moment is absolutely critical. Entire forests are cut down, not only destroying the lungs of our planet, but also destroying the habitat of the critically endangered orangutan. The orangutans are left to starve and die, completely cut off from their food sources.
You can see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkCu8yE0TDY
International Animal Rescue's team in Borneo, Indonesia, are actively trying to put a stop to this. They rescue these orangutans and, after much care and rehabilitation at the Orangutan Rescue Center, they are re-released into a protected part of forest.
The center is currently full to overflowing, with more than 100 rescued orangutans in their care. This extra piece of forest will expand the site by 20% so that the orangutans will have more space to learn how to climb, forage, socialise and build nests.
They need to raise $260,000. We are a small, local team that want to raise, not only enough money for a decent contribution to the #forestfund campaign, but also raise awareness locally of the terrible situation in Borneo. This is why, during August, we will be walking from Hastings Pier to Brighton Pier (roughly 40 miles), wearing IAR vests. We are hoping to complete the walk within 14 hours!
Any donation will be greatly appreciated, and will truly help the orangutan rescue efforts and the conservation of the rain forest.
Thank you for your time.