Our Rainforest Home Appeal is fully funded!
We’ve been overwhelmed by the support we’ve had for the appeal, and we’re so grateful for the generous contributions of the 2,500 people who've donated.
The next step will be to bring in the chainsaws and remove the oil palms currently growing on the land. Soon after that, the restoration team can begin building nurseries for the seedlings that will one day be tall rainforest trees. If you missed your chance to donate to buy the land, but still want to support the project, you can still make a contribution for this work below.
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This will provide shelter for orangutans and other endangered animals, and create a vital asset for local communities. By donating, you will help return this land to the forest and wildlife to whom it once belonged.
Donate now and help restore the forest!
Our plan is simple. Working with our Indonesian partners — an organisation called Yayasan Orangutan Sumatera Lestari (YOSL) — we will buy and restore this 890 acre site to its former natural glory. Removing the oil palms and replanting the forest will encourage orangutans and other wildlife to return, extending their habitat from the neighbouring national park.
We know this works, because YOSL have an excellent track record, working closely with local communities to bring forests back to life. They already manage several other restoration sites in the region, and so far have planted over 1.6 million trees. Orangutans, elephants and sun bears are returning to these areas — your donation will help create a new home for these threatened species.
Donate now to help bring back wildlife
This is an amazing opportunity, but we haven’t got much time to seal the deal. We have had an incredible response to the appeal so far, but there is still a way to go before we reach the final total – we have until 15th March 2019.
Make a donation to help us reach the target and create a new home for orangutans in the wild.
For more detail on how the plantation will be purchased, restored and managed, please read the FAQs.
To read an update on the appeal (dated November 21st 2018), click here.