Eyes of the Orangutan
Wed 05 Jul 2023 A world-leading Orangutan expert will fly into Australia in a bid to garner the nation's support for what they say is a critical and urgent fight to save the great apes from extinction.
Key local and international figures from the eminent animal welfare organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, will hold a Q&A on 5 July 2023 at Dendy Cinemas Newtown to shed light on the orangutan's plight while reporting on the Foundation' recent success with its orangutan 'school' and orangutan rehabilitation.An exclusive showing of the powerful documentary
from award-winning environmental photojournalist Aaron Gekoski will be followed by a Q&A session held by Dr Jamartin Sihite, CEO of the BOS Foundation, and Lou Grossfeldt, Vice President of BOS Australia and an internationally acclaimed primate expert and author.With only around 57,000 wild Bornean orangutans estimated to be left in the wild, they face many threats, with habitat loss through deforestation and forest fires, illegal hunting and illegal wildlife trade being the main threats to their wellbeing, survival, and population. All orangutan species are critically endangered, facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild. The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is the largest and arguably most successful orangutan conservation program in the world, dedicated to the conservation of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan and its habitat through the involvement of local people and global support.BOS's "rehab and release" program teaches orphaned and separated orangutans to survive in the wild during the world's first 'orangutan school'. The program has forged a major breakthrough in the fight to save the critically endangered orangutans of Borneo, with more than 500 'graduates' rehabilitated and released successfully back into the forest where they will be safe from human interaction, poaching and farming.Secure your tickets now at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eyes-of-the-orangutan-tickets-564681235777For more information on BOS Australia, please see:
www.orangutans.com.au www.facebook.com/bosaustralia www.instagram.com/bosaustralia
!date 05/07/2023 -- 05/07/2023
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