Orangutan caring week is a worldwide event held annually every november.

    It began as Orangutan Awareness Week but it soon became apparent that just being aware of the plight of orangutans was not enough. We need to care...and care enough to be moved to action to save these incredible red-haired apes and their rainforest homes.

If ever there was a time to care,
that time is now!

We need to express our concern and create positive change through activities and initiatives that go beyond mere talk. Action is needed to save the orangutans and their rainforest homes.

HOW TO HELP

November 13-19, 2022
Theme: Orangutan Superheroes Don't Wear Capes

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FEATURED EVENT:

Purpose:  The Art Competition is a way for the Orang Utan Republik Foundation to celebrate Orangutan Caring Week, acknowledge the orangutan superheroes who save orangutans, and inspire people that care about orangutans to express their creativity. 
Eligibility: Open to all artists or creatives around the world who care about orangutans including students, college students, and the public. It can be an individual or a team (for videos).

Contest details and rules...

The orangutan crisis

  • Palm Oil

    Huge demand for palm oil is undoubtedly the greatest threat to orangutans. As forests are converted to palm oil plantations, the animals are rapidly losing their habitat. Read more.

  • Illegal pet trade

    While it has been illegal to own or trade orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia for decades, the orangutan trade continues to flourish. Read more.

  • Climate change

    The future of the orangutan is linked to the future of its rainforest home which face long-term effects of climate change. Read more.

  • LOGGING

    Before the explosion of palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia, logging was the greatest threat to orangutans.
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  • Hunting

    Hunting for meat takes an unusually high toll on orangutans
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  • Forest Fires

    In recent years, the frequency and intensity of forest fires have increased with catastrophic effects for rainforests. Read more.

  • Conflict with humans

    Conflict between humans and wildlife is one of the greatest threats to the survival of endangered species throughout the world, including orangutans.
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  • agriculture

    Agriculture is expanding throughout the orangutan's range, fragmenting its remaining habitat.
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  • Other issues

    Illegal gold mining, pulp and paper industries are also impacting orangutan populations.
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The solutions

Rehabilitation & reintroduction

There are hundreds of orphaned and displaced orangutans in rescue and rehabilitaion centers that need our support.

Education

Education is crucial to overcoming conservation challenges for the long term.

Smart Shopping

The collective power of consumers can impact manufacturers.