Today is Giving Tuesday, and I’d like to invite you to consider supporting the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program, a group that I support and work closely with. For all orangutan prints purchased from my store from now until the end of my Holiday Sale on December 8, I will donate 100% of proceeds to this NGO to support their work.
This includes my most famous orangutan image, “Entwined Lives” (below), winner of the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and eight other favorite orangutan images in my Orangutan Gallery.
About the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program:
Gunung Palung National Park is one of the key strongholds of the Bornean Orangutan in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. GPOCP works closely with the communities around the park to:
- Obtain the legal title to their customary forest lands, preventing logging and conversion to farm land or oil palm plantations
- Switch to sustainable, organic agriculture practices that prevent further slash and burn destruction of the rainforest
- Develop alternative livelihoods that use sustainable non-timber forest products that create incentives to protect forests as well as provide income from sources that don’t destroy orangutan habitat
- Teach young people about the value of protecting Indonesia’s unique rainforests, endangered wildlife and educate the next generation of conservation leaders
- Study wild orangutans and learn about their nutritional requirements, reproductive viability and population health
To learn more about GPOCP, visit there website www.saveGPorangutans.org. And of course, please consider a donation beyond a print purchase as well if you are so inclined.
My 33% off Holiday Sale continues through Dec 8. As long as you order by then, we can assure delivery by Christmas.
Thanks for reading, and best wishes to all.