Today is International Orangutan Day, a yearly event dedicated to raising awareness and support for critically endangered orangutans. And this year, orangutans need our help more than ever as the palm oil industry continues to relentlessly destroy their rainforest home.
Today is a day to take action. You can help save orangutans using any of the methods below.
- Contact companies. You can pressure companies to improve their palm oil policies by contacting them with a form letter or signing a petition.
- Raise awareness. This can range from large commitments like info booths and webinars to small, everyday actions like sharing information with your friends or on social media.
- Educate yourself. Learn more about orangutans in the video linked below.
- Educate others. You can use resources like our new online lesson plan to educate students in your community about palm oil, orangutans, and conservation.
Thank you for saving the rainforest today!
~Pangaea Finn, Founder and Director