The islands and peninsulas of Southeast Asia are the home of such iconic species as orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinoceros.
Breathtaking Beauty, Heartbreaking Deforestation
The rainforests of Sundaland have been disappearing faster in the last two decades than anywhere else on Earth. Forests are mostly being cleared to make way for oil palm plantations and other large agribusiness interests.
Protecting and Restoring Forests of Sundaland
These organizations are working to protect Southeast Asia’s rainforests and the species and people who live there:
- Sumatran Orangutan Society
- Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation
- Wildlife Conservation Society
- Rainforest Action Network
Love & Science for Orangutans
We need Uplifters to help us edit and post higher-quality video of orangutans in the Sumatran rainforest from Dr. Michelle Merrill‘s 1999-2000 research project. Contact us if you’re interested in helping out.