Project Name: Ecotour Fundraiser
About Cheryl: Cheryl is a Wisconsin business women who decided to educate her children in a most innovative way. She took them out of public school and accompanied them on a 14-month trip around the world where they would document and journal their adventures along the way. They rented Gary's vacation home in Bali for a week last year, but when the tour was planned and they learned about it, they were excited to come. To learn more about Cheryl's amazing trip around the world, visit: http://blog.travelpod.com/travel-blog/friendtheworld/1/tpod.html. You can read about Cheryl's experience in the Blog section under Volunteer
Why am I doing this?:
The orangutan’s rainforest habitat is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. 80% of the orangutan’s rain forests has been decimated in the past 20 years. Much of what remains is degraded by drought, forest fires and illegal logging. This destruction is also inflicting a massive amount of suffering on a species that is 97% genetically identical to humans, intelligent as a 5 to 6 year old child and is self-aware. Tragically, extinction in the wild is likely for both Sumatran and Bornean orangutans if we do not take immediate action.
The Orangutan Project (TOP) and the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) aims to ensure the survival of orangutans in the wild within available populations and their welfare. This is done by conducting TOP’s and OURF's own work and assisting other accredited conservation projects according to the most effective outcomes for the species.
The organisations provides technical and financial assistance directly to conservation education projects (OURF) and orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres (TOP). This includes much needed resources for the day-to-day care needs, the reintroduction of orphaned orangutans and the locating and securing of release sites. Presently there are over 2,000 orphaned orangutans living in care centres in Borneo and Sumatra. But this work can only continue if we have your help...
I'm donating one month of my time to help the Orang Utan Republik Foundation and am trying to help raise donations as well. Please help by contributing.
Want to help Cheryl? Here is how you can help Cheryl fundraise the required donation to the Orang Utan Republik Foundation. Click on the Paypal button and enter the amount you would like to contribute. Donations on behalf of Cheryl to the Foundation are tax-deductible.