*To allow peers/community to contribute in the orang-utan conservation efforts.


The Malay word orangutan means "person of the forest". These long haired, orangish primates are found only in Sumatera and Borneo, are highly intelligent nd are close relatives of humans.

They are highly intelligent mammals - they share alomst 97% of the human DNA.

Extinction They Face.

Orang-utans in Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak occur mainly in the lowlands. In Sarawak, there are about 1,300 orang-utans, almost all in the Lanjak-Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary and Batang Ai National Park in the south next to West Kalimantan, Indonesia. In Sabah, there were five main areas of special importance with a total of 20,000 orang-utans in the mid 1980s (by WWF-Malaysia working with the Sabah Forestry Depratment, 1986)

By 2004, the orang-utan population in Sabah had dropped to about 11,000 individuals (by Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project working with Sabah Wildlife Deparment, 2003). This decline in their numbers in the last twenty years was caused by planned conversion of forests to plantations in the eastern lowlands.

Monday, August 31, 2009

This is SO not the end -yet (:

Hello Reader,


Today marks the last day of this NEW HOPE FOR ORANG-UTAN SCHOOL PROGRAMME.
Wanna know what we have been doing in the past three weeks? Well, keep reading (:

We started on the 5th of August with a signature campaign, which was a kick off for our project.
Our main idea of the campaign is to let the community know that we are here, to help orangutans. Not forgetting, to create awareness.
Feedback? : Up to now, we have a total of 305 signatures!

On the following week,
Our team attended a talk on Deforestation( refer to old post) ,which was at Annexe Gallery, Central Market. It was overwhelming to our team members as the organizers and the people there are very enthusiastic. They were debating (arguing, in a polite manner) on matters such as, well.. deforestation. Not only that, the speaker and the people there stood up and voiced out their opinion on issues that are mostly insignificant to us, humans. This definitely inspired us to be more concern on how our daily doings affects nature in every perspective. In a nutshell, we were determined to help save MotherNature -bit by bit. (Hands up if you want to help too! )

Being the immature to orangutans ourselves,
We've decided to invite a NGO in Malaysia to give a talk in our very own school. The NGO is non other than W-O-X Sdn Bhd. Their talk was brilliant! Our friends and teachers were very impressed with the aspiring talk. So kudos to W-O-X (you know who you are (; )

Despite organising all the activities above, we also came up with a badge design. Yep, it cost only RM 5.00 each (button badge). Plus, we also help to sell T-shirts for W-O-X.

Our finale for this project, we decided to experience the real deal of working with animals (primates). So, we went for a volunteering service at our very own Zoo Negara. (refer to previous post)

In a nutshell,
Having to organize all the events above was a very new and tedious work. However, I personally think that this Programme was a very educational eye-opener for us peers. Without this programme, I never see myself and my team members doing something to help save those who need us. So kudos ,and lots of kudos to WWF, BOH plantations and TV9 for coming up with this programme!

and still are supporting.
Continue to support! :D

P/s : This blog will still be here. We would NOT end this movement just because this competition is over. So wait up for our upcoming event :D ( hint : zoo! )


Cherlyn, Diyana, Afie, John.

Rakyat didahulukan, pencapaian diutamakan!

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