Sumatran Orangutan Society

Help save orangutans and protect their forest home

Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. As their rainforest home is cleared for farmlands and roads, these gentle apes, one of our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, are being pushed to the edge of extinction. The Sumatran Orangutan Society is working to turn the situation around.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158711)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation

  • “The similarities we share with the Orangutan are profound. We can see ourselves in their eyes. The pledge to save them is a pledge to save ourselves”.

    — Dominic Monaghan

  • In a world where it's difficult to know what to do about palm oil, deforestation and the plight of orangutans and all others who live in their habitat in Sumatra, you give hope. You operate your campaigns with intelligence and tact, thank you.

    — Liz Fisher


Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered. Their precious forest is being bulldozed and burned to make way for farmlands, roads, energy infrastructure and mines. Please act now to stop these forests falling, and give orangutans a safe future in the wild, where they belong.


Orangutans need trees. We protect their forest home and keep it safe long-term. We back the brave men and women on the frontline in Sumatra, the people who plant the tree seedlings, chainsaw the illegal oil palms, evacuate orangutans in danger and patrol the forests. One of the most essential elements of successful conservation is the true, deep engagement of the communities who live next to the forest in becoming its protectors, and defending its borders from future threats. Our partners in Sumatra are putting down deep roots in these communities, transforming them into conservation ambassadors, and guardians of the ecosystem.