Sumatran Orangutans, –Pongo abelii, are critically endangered. Fewer than 7,000 are left in the wild, and they are threatened by the destruction of their forest habitat.
Panut Hadisiswoyo, Director of the Orangutan Information Centre in Sumatra, Indonesia, the partner of the UK charity I help and support with my work, SOS– Sumatran Orangutan Society. In the film he discusses the plight of these endearing apes and how a forest restoration project is enabling local people to become the forest’s protectors.
This video is part of the Extinction– Not the end of the world which is currently on at the Natural History Museum in London. The video contains alot of my still images and some video work I took during my Spotlight Sumatra trip there in 2013. Click here to see this short film or you can visit this amazing museum in London and see this exhibition for yourself.
I still have spaces left for my photo tour to Sumatran in September 2013, where we will follow the paths and visit some of the places I went to during my Spotlight Sumatra trip. For more details of this trip please click here.
A big thank you to everyone who sold and took part in the recent Jungle VIP Auction to rise much needed money for the Sumatran Orangutans. The response was brilliant, you can see some of my images and Helen Buckland, the UK president of SOS talking on the BBC about this auction by clicking here.
If you’d still like to buy some of my prints where all the money goes to helping the Sumatran Orangutan then click here to be taken to the store, many thanks.