Orangutans are intelligent, capable of using tools and even creating their own medicines. They are also endangered, with fewer than 115,000 across Indonesia and Malaysia. Mighty Earth is campaigning to protect orangutans from the many threats to their survival, from reckless industrial projects in fragile habitats to unsustainable palm oil production. Join us and sign a petition to protect orangutans.

Updates

Revealed: Newly-discovered orangutan species is ‘being driven to extinction’ by British firm’s goldmine


UK Environment minister Lord Goldsmith has said the company has a "moral obligation" to stop degrading the environment.

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Dam Threatening Extinction of Tapanuli Orangutans Delayed at Least Three Years


In a win for the endangered Tapanuli orangutans, the Batang Toru dam project in North Sumatra is halted over environmental concerns.

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New Analysis: Batang Toru Hydroelectric Plant ‘Unnecessary’


The dam's backers have mischaracterized, exaggerated, or manufactured much of the rationale for the project.

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International Orangutan Day: Meet the Most Endangered Great Ape


This International Orangutan Day, join Mighty Earth in our fight to protect the Tapanuli orangutan and sign the petition to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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Resistance Grows to US$ 1.6b Dam That Threatens New Orangutan Species and Communities


Fact-finding mission discovers growing local opposition to dam construction

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Hey Mandarin! We’re not a fan–save the orangutan


This chant rang out in NYC and London, as demonstrators converged on Mandarin Oriental Hotel to call for an end to their complicity in the destruction of orangutan habitat. Mandarin is owned by parent company Jardine Matheson, whose corporate activities threaten to wipe out the world’s last remaining population of Tapanuli orangutans.

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel: Save the Tapanuli Orangutan


Mighty Earth is joining the Ape Alliance and other allies in a dramatic protest against Jardine Matheson -- owner of the internationally acclaimed, 5-star Mandarin Oriental Hotels to draw attention to the precarious state of the Tapanuli orangutan, an endangered ape threatened by industrial development.

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Bank of China to Reevaluate Dam Project That Threatens Endangered Orangutan with Extinction


The Batang Toru dam would permanently disrupt the habitat of the Tapanuli orangutan and would contribute to the first extinction of a great ape – our closest cousins in the animal kingdom – in all our recorded history.

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