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The Great Orangutan Project

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Mark and Michelle's Great Orangutan Project
For our 30th birthdays this year, Mark and I decided that instead of throwing ourselves a party, we would throw a party for someone who really needed it. Our research quickly made it clear that Orangutans could really use some love. By teaming up with The Great Projects, we are heading to Borneo to build a rehabilitation and recovery centre for the increasingly rare primate. We are long time lovers of nature and want to bring our energy to a place we know needs it most. The effects of palm oil on the Bornean rainforest are no secret, but change is slow, and we are desperate to help the orangutans before it's too late.
The Great Project's orangutan centre in Indonesia is our ultimate destination. The money we take with us, provided by animal lovers like you, will help build a play area for orphaned orangs, a hectare of adult reconditioning area, a quarantine area where new orangs will be able to rehab and receive medical treatment without endangering the others, and a veterinary centre for ongoing care.

Mark and I also believe in education for the animal rescuers of tomorrow, and have teamed up with local schools to spread our excitement and love of these incredible beings. We are hoping to make contact with some schools in Indonesia and Malaysia as well, and have started a stationery drive to deliver much needed supplies to some of the poorest schools there.



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