#WestTobaForest is amazing! It is vibrant, buzzing with the sounds of the wildlife living there. It is essential – not only for orangutans, but for many other species including Sumatran tigers, gibbons, sun bears and hornbills. Protecting rainforest landscapes like these is also crucial in the fight against climate change. All this adds up to make it some of the most important rainforest on the planet.
A single forest corridor connects the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife in this biodiversity hotspot. Together, we are supporting our frontline partners and forest-edge communities in Sumatra to protect and rewild this vital corridor, to safeguard this exceptional ecosystem for the long term.
Forest-edge communities hold the key to the future health of the Sumatran rainforest. These communities are best placed to act as forest guardians now, and into the future.
Funds from sales of the orangutan bath bomb will help to train small-scale farmers in orangutan-friendly farming techniques and support communities to plantthousands of trees, using agroforestry and regenerative techniques to ensure the trees can thrive. As the trees grow, they can provide non-timber products to help forest-edge families to earn an income without damaging the ecosystem or threatening the wildlife.