King of the swingers
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Your Gift of Nature will help keep orangutans swinging safely through the Indonesian jungle.
Human-wildlife conflicts increase as people expand their activities into wildlife habitats. One form of such conflict is between orangutans and people. Critically endangered Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelli) are sometimes caught red-handed crop raiding in the farmlands of northern Sumatra and the resulting skirmishes with the crop owners often end in orangutan deaths.
A project funded by PTES is helping to conserve orangutans in the wild by conducting the first detailed study of Human Orangutan Conflict. The research team is examining local peoples perceptions of crop-raiding orangutans and the conflict it causes, investigating their attitudes towards orangutan conservation in general, and establishing effective working strategies for people and orangutans to live alongside each other more happily and sustainably.
Your Gift of Nature will fund this vital help for local farmers and may even save an orangutans life.
For each Gift of Nature you buy, we will send you a greeting card explaining your chosen conservation project with a space for you to write your own message.
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(Photo credits: Gail Angela Campbell Smith)