The current health crisis caused by the new coronavirus can pose a threat to the critically endangered orangutan. For this reason, experts around the world are recommending immediate measures to reduce the risk that the new coronavirus is transmitted to our closest biological relatives, the great apes, including the orangutan.
Strict safety measures have been implemented to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 entering the Rehabilitation Centres, and emergency contingency plans have been drawn up in case of infection. Veterinarians and keepers at the centres are in acute need of personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfection agents to protect themselves and the many orangutans, as well as medicine and equipment for testing and treatment of the orangutans. This is a very challenging situation, especially now due to the worldwide shortage of both PPE and testing kits and the resulting extreme price increases.
Thank you for supporting the orangutans and their home during this difficult time.
Miko lives at the rescue and rehabilitation centre Nyaru Menteng along with more than 500 other orangutans, orphaned and homeless due to the deforestation on Borneo. If we do not react now, this little fellow and his friends may be some of the last of their kind. Help us save the orangutan and its rainforest habitat.
Any amount will help us make a change!
For 10 GBP we can buy 100 bananas or 100 coconuts for the orangutans.
For 110 GBP we can vaccinate an orangutan.
For 530 GBP we can feed all the orangutans at the Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre for a month.
Save the Orangutan is registered by the Charity Commission of England and Wales, Charity Registration Number: 1133204