Orangutan Caring Week

Worldwide- Every November

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 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.

We need your Help... 

We want you to participate in this worldwide event. Help build a "critical mass of concerned voices" each November to focus attention on the species through your efforts and those of other supporters. Individuals, students, conservation groups and zoos all over the world continue to participate each year and we are hoping to have even more participate this year!

This Years Theme
"Act Now to Preserve the Future"

The combined impacts of habitat loss, habitat degradation, and illegal hunting have pushed both the Bornean and Sumatran orangutan toward an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild and action is needed NOW to save them and their rainforest homes.

Orangutan Caring Week is a perfect opportunity to spread awareness about the plight of orangutans and the urgent dangers facing their rainforest homes with the goal of motivating people to care – and to care enough to be moved to action! 

We need to express our concern and create positive change through activities and initiatives that go beyond mere talk.  For some people,  learning about the issues for the first time may require discussion and discourse.  However,  for many people who have been hearing about this species' plight for survival,  talk may not be enough...

 Action is needed to save the orangutan and their rainforest home.

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

Orangutan Caring Week is a great time to help people and students learn about the wonderful world of orangutans and their rainforest habitat as well as to encourage them to care enough to move to action so that they might be saved.

What can you do to show you care? Plenty! First of all commit to doing at least one activity. Whatever you choose to do make it fun, make it understandable but most of all make sure that it reaches out and motivates people to want to do something about the potential loss of one of our planets most beautiful species: the orangutan.

Visit www.OrangutanCaringWeek.org for more information and ideas on how you can become involved.

A history of Orangutan Caring Week: http://tinyurl.com/lgje5k9

For more event ideas and downloads: http://orangaware.org/