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.


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.


New Analysis: Batang Toru Hydroelectric Plant ‘Unnecessary’

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


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.


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

Fact-finding mission discovers growing local opposition to dam construction


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.


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.


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.