The Orang Utan Republik Foundation will hold a virtual ‘hassle-free fundraiser’
You are invited to join the Conservation Education Association on November 19 to raise funds to save critically endangered orangutans.
— Dr. Gary Shapiro
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, USA, October 27, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Orang Utan Republik has held annual fundraisers for many years to raise money and awareness for its mission to save the critically endangered orangutan. This year, people from all over the world can join the OURF volunteers who have powered the organization’s many activities for the 2022 “No Fuss” online program. Fundraising‘. The Zoom event will begin at 5:00 p.m. PST on November 19, the last day of Orangutan Care Week. Attendees will learn about the many activities taking place to support the organization’s conservation education goals and will be entertained by talented musical volunteers as well as other guests including the Consulate General of Indonesia. The event will be organized and led by OURF volunteers, including Youth Ambassador, Jack Dalton (aka the Kid Conservationist) and Anthony Porter, aka the Archer Ninja Warrior.
Tickets for the fundraiser are only $25 and all proceeds will go to orangutan conservation.
The OURF will offer participants the opportunity to bid on rare and unique items and services at the Silent Auction, which will run from November 14 until the end of the fundraiser. Items up for auction include autographed guitars from the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam; gold albums signed by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and David Bowie, and rare sports memorabilia featuring Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Arnold Palmer. The listings will also include rare items from Star Wars, Downton Abbey and Marvel as well as unique travel packages to South Africa and Bali.
The Orang Utan Republik Foundation commemorates its 18th year of educating on the plight of the orangutan. Among Southeast Asia’s abundant biodiversity, the three critically endangered orangutan species are unique in that they are the only wild great apes found outside of Africa. Orangutans are only found in the wild on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in the countries of Indonesia and Malaysia (N. Borneo). Fewer than 14,600 people remain in Sumatra. Their population continues to decline due to conversion of forest to agriculture, illegal pet trade, being killed as pests or hunted, and habitat degradation from natural activities and man-made, i.e. fires, mining, logging, palm oil, and major infrastructure projects.
OURF continues to forge ahead to advance its mission of conservation education. OURF awarded its 244th Orangutan Care Scholarship this year to students from North Sumatra, Aceh, Central Kalimantan, West Kalimantan and East Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) . OURF currently administers the Community Education and Conservation Program (CECP) in and around Gunung Leuser National Park in North Sumatra, protecting the ecosystem and improving the livelihoods of villagers along the border of the Park. OURF also serves as a chapter of the internationally renowned The Orangutan Project in the United States and sits on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).
Admission to the No Fuss fundraiser is only $25.
All proceeds from the event will be used to conserve critically endangered wild orangutans.
SAVE THE DATE: 2023 PONGO ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS: The OURF will return to an in-person fundraiser on April 15, 2023. The event will take place at the Building Bridges Art Exchange and actor/ecologist Ed Begley, Jr. will be in attendance. We are also fortunate to announce that NBC (San Diego Affiliate) Weather Anchor and Nature Journalist Dagmar Midcap will be our emcee for the event. Dagmar recently returned from Indonesia, during which time she presented our 2021 Pongo Award to Indonesian businessman and conservationist Tomy Winata at Tambling Wildlife Nature Conservation in South Sumatra.
Additional information about the OURF and the No Fuss fundraiser can be found at www.orangutanrepublik.org.