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Orangutan Caring and Awareness Week – 11-17 November 2012

Sandra and baby Orangutan share a moment

Sandra Dean and baby Orangutan share a moment

Orangutan Caring and Awareness Week – 11-17 November 2012

I hope that you have all been doing some great things for Orangutan week this year.  I would love to know!

Sandra x

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‘Jeremy and Amy’ book saddened me – let’s continue to help the Orangutan despite what he says!

I am realistic enough to know that the devastating rate palm oil companies pull down pristine rainforest in Borneo andSumatrais so fast and furious that there is little hope of stopping it in time to save the wildlife and Orangutan living in said forests.  Yes, their habitat is being taken from under them every single day.  Team that with the horrendous way the palm oil plantation workers sometimes treat the Orangutan to keep them off the plantations and the poachers who kill mother orang-utan for their babies for pets, and it gets worse and worse.

However, I do still believe that we should not give up hope.  Giving up on the Orangutan while they are still alive and kicking around the world (albeit in sadly Continue reading ‘Jeremy and Amy’ book saddened me – let’s continue to help the Orangutan despite what he says!

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Waitrose orang-utan support promise, WWF say they kept it!

How pleased I was to see the article in the Waitrose weekend paper dated 24th November 2011.  I picked it up because it has a large photo of a mother and baby Orangutan on the front cover.  ‘How we kept our promise’ it says as the headline.  Back in April 2010, Waitrose had pledged to use only ‘sustainable’ palm oil in their own brand products by the end of 2012 which is a very hard task, but not impossible.  Other supermarkets, particularly Tesco, have little interest in helping the Orangutan, other wildlife or the environment with such a project, but they are fools as we are harming our own environment for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren by allowing palm oil plantation owners to rip up the pristine rainforests inIndonesia andMalaysia.  Carbon dioxide is released every time a rainforest tree is uprooted or burnt down, and all the poor wildlife in the forest at the time of ‘slash and burn’ projects, doesn’t bare thinking about. Continue reading Waitrose orang-utan support promise, WWF say they kept it!

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Dudley zoo improves its Orangutan enclosure 2011

Dudley zoo new orangutan enclosure 2011

Dudley zoo new orangutan enclosure 2011

After my visit to Dudley Zoo in 2009 and my follow up with the Zoo to find out why the Orangutan enclosure was so poor, I am pleased to say that the Zoo has now had funding and is making some great changes.  I received this information from them…

The photos show the finished extension of the indoor house and the outside viewing area. This phase was completed in May 2010. The Orangutans have settled in well and the indoor viewing has been received really well by visitors.

We are now in the process of drawing up plans for phase 3 to extend the outdoor enclosure.

We have had a good start to this year and are hoping the nice weather continues for the rest of the season. We will see some new animals arriving Continue reading Dudley zoo improves its Orangutan enclosure 2011

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