Save Orangutan Habitats!

In the last 20 years, Sumatran orangutans lost more than 80% of their habitat, primarily due to irresponsible palm oil cultivation, deforestation, and poaching. Today there are only an estimated 7,500 Sumatran orangutans left in the wild. Of those, 900 orangutans — a strong and stable population that is gradually growing — live in the 136,000-acre Deramakot Forest Reserve in Malaysia. In partnership with the Rainforest Alliance, this the first national tropical rainforest in Southeast Asia to become FSC-certified.

Forests are a vital source of livelihoods for more than one billion people around the world; but irresponsible agricultural practices can pose a huge threat to local ecosystems and the surrounding environment. Despite the existence of techniques allowing farmers to grow their crops in harmony with nature, entire forests are still being destroyed and critically endangered species like the Sumatran orangutans are at risk.

The Rainforest Alliance trains farmers in methods that safeguard the health of the land for future generations while boosting yields for today's markets. Through collaboration with farms, the Rainforest Alliance ensures the long-term well-being of forest communities, as well as wildlife habitat in some of our planet's most biodiversity rich regions. Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms operate alongside orangutan habitat and use sustainable and responsible farming practices to conserve the rainforest.

By purchasing products that carry the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ seal of approval, you are making the choice to support environmental and wildlife sustainability. The orangutans (and tigers and birds) need your help. Protect endangered animals — pledge to buy Rainforest Alliance Certified™ products and join the fight to save rainforests around the world.
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