The Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) is a small charity with a big impact and is about to embark on the next phase of its development. SOS works to find local, national and international solutions to the root causes of deforestation. Its ultimate aim is to protect, extend and secure the habitat of wild orangutans to stabilise and grow the population.
SOS exists to protect Sumatran orangutans, their forests and their future. Sumatran orangutans are critically endangered and without urgent action could be the first Great Ape species to become extinct.
SOS is dedicated to turning this situation around.
To secure the future of Sumatran orangutans and their forests
SOS has a long term vision of a viable, thriving and growing population of Sumatran orangutans living wild and free in their healthy and protected rainforest home. Local communities are actively engaged in activities which sustain the forest, and protected areas are free of encroachment. Illegal activities have ceased as laws are effectively enforced. People, both in Sumatra and around the world, are passionate about forest and orangutan conservation.
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