An urgent call to save 1,500 orang-utans in the Heart of Borneo This is an emergency. We must move quickly!
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With a gift from you, combined with those from other compassionate WWF supporters,
the wild forest home of these 1,500 orang-utans will be saved.
It’s one of the only ways to ensure that wild orang-utan populations are not driven to extinction.
The Heart of Borneo: Asia’s last great rainforest
On a map of Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo – the third largest in the world – stands out as an imposing mass in the middle of the Indo-Malaysian archipelago. Borneo is divided between Indonesia, Brunei-Darussalam and Malaysia.
There are few other places on Earth where you can see large animals such as orang-utans, elephants , clouded leopards, sun bears and rhinos in the wild. Borneo has lured scientists for over 150 years, and has played a key role in the discovery theory of evolution.
WWF is aiming for a network of protected areas and sustainably-managed forests in the Heart of Borneo, to be achieved through international co-operation led by the Bornean governments, supported by a global effort.
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THE HEART OF BORNEO
Everything you wanted to know about the rainforests of Borneo on the WWF-Australia website.
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ADOPT AN ORANG-UTAN
Support WWFs efforts to save the lives and homes of these orang-utans.
About 55,000 orang-utans still live in the forests of Borneo.
ORANG-UTANS OF ARABELA
This video explains how WWF partners with a forestry company to protect an important colony of Orang-utans in West Kalimantan.
INTRODUCTION TO BORNEO
What makes Borneo special? Tom Maddox, Leader of the Heart of Borneo Initiative, explains.
An urgent call to save 1,500 orang-utans
There are two ways you can support orang-utans in Borneo right now.