People often ask us, “How can I help?” It can be difficult to know what to do, especially if you live far away from Indonesia, where orangutans reside. There are still many things you can do to support the cause and help us conserve the orangutans of Gunung Palung National Park!
- Learn more about orangutans, their ecology, and the conservation threats they face and encourage others to do the same.
- Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news from Gunung Palung, then share our updates with your friends!
- Engage with other orangutan, great ape and biodiversity conservation groups on social media.
- Visit your local zoo or wildlife park to see these amazing red apes in action- what do you observe about their behavior?
- Be conscious of the products you buy. Many common foods and other products contain palm oil, and by avoiding these items you can send a message to major manufacturers that consumers care about habitat destruction. This guide from the Orangutan Conservancy is a good summary of things to watch out for.