Personal And Survey Equipment for Wildlife Protection Unit
The Sumatran Orangutans need your help!
Protect your furry brothers and sisters by supporting the Wildlife Protection Units!
The 360,000ha Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP) ecosystem is located in Central Sumatra, Indonesia.
This globally important ecosystem is home to many forest dwelling indigenous communities and thousands of species of unique plants and animals, many of which are threatened by extinction- including the Sumatran orangutan.
Did you know that orangutans are 97% genetically identical to humans? These furry animals are our brothers and sisters!
One of only two release sites in the world for the Sumatran orangutan is located in the BTP ecosystem.
Wildlife Protection Units (WPU) have been established to support the Indonesian forestry department. Their duty is to protect the unique BTP ecosystem and all the beautiful animals within it that call BTP home.
The WPUs aim is to secure the forest area whilst protecting the welfare of the animals as well as the livelihood of the local communities!
WPUs are trained in first aid and self-defence, GPS navigation and orientation, evidence collection, flora/fauna data collection and human-elephant conflict mitigation. WPUs are involved in community education programs, including the promotion of sustainable living.
Now, the key threats that the WPUs address are illegal logging, encroachment and poaching. These problems are threatening to our furry brothers and sisters!
The WPU work in rugged terrain and need to be physically fit to work under challenging conditions so they can protect the orangutans from the above threats at all times!
Specific field equipment is needed for the WPU to undertake the physical forest patrols. The WPU needs things like backpacks, GPS units, raincoats, sleeping bags, mattresses and head lamps.
Please help us raise $1,000 for Wildlife Protection!
1. Start an online Individual Fundraising Page or create a Team Fundraising Page and share with your friends, family and colleagues on social media!
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2. Donate NOW and make a straight tax-deductible donation to the Personal And Survey Equipment for Wildlife Protection Unit campaign!
Your help is invaluable to the orangutans!
The Orangutan Project Team