Lynne and Solid Group have been big supporters of The Orangutan Project (TOP) for many years now.
Presently there are over 2,000 orphaned orangutans living in care centres in Borneo and Sumatra. But TOP does more than just protect the orangutans.
“I received this message from TOP in their latest newsletter and felt compelled to share this tragic news and to show everyone what great work TOP do.” Lynne Wilton
The catastrophic peatland fires that continue to burn in Borneo are threatening some of the world’s last orangutan strongholds. This photo shows whatso many orangutans are now facing… their home is gone. Their trees burnt to the ground. Only ashes remain. Orangutan mothers are dead and orphans are in care centres with everything they know in life now taken away.
Although we have had some rain, the fires are relentless and we are soon expecting a return to a dangerous dry period of this years ‘Godzilla’ El Nino. They show no mercy. They now threaten one third of the world’s wild orangutans. Fires have spread deep into primary forest and national parks, pushing the orangutan closer to extinction.
TOP is sending emergency funding to our project partners to fight these fires on the front line. Our budget is stretched to the limit. So far TOP has sent $35,000 emergency fire-fighting funds to our partners in Kalimantan to help save orangutans. Funds are running out and we desperately need your help.
Founder and President