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Check here to see where Orangutan Caring Week (9-15 November 2008) activities took place in Indonesia, the USA, and elsewhere internationally. Some events were delayed to the following week as part of Orangutan Awareness Week (16-22 November). We will list stories about the activities in this Blog section. If you held events this year, please email OUREI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the photos and details so we can post your activities here.

Orangutan Caring Week 2008 poster

Orangutan Caring Week 2008 brochure-click here

Australia 

 
 
 
Australian Orangutan Project.
  • Western Australian chapter promoted outreach activities at the Garden City Shopping Centre from November 13-15, 2008. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Queensland chapter held a film screening of "Last Trimate" on November 9, 2008, on the Gold Coast as well as an "Orangutans at the Bar" dinner on November 12, 2008, again, on the Gold Coast. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Indonesia

 
 
 
 Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative Indonesia
  • OUREI's Indonesian chapter promoted outreach activities in and around Jakarta with the local Orangutan Caring Club and other wildlife organizations. For more information, contact Mr. Ridhwan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 
 
Sumatran Orangutan Education Consortium
  • This group of twelve organizations including SOS, Friends of the Orangutan, Orangutan Caring Club, SOCP, FFI, LIF, and OCSP, conducted Orangutan Caring Week (OCW) November 15-22. Their theme for OCW was "Protecting orangutans and their habitat for the sustainability of human life". Participating organizations conducted the following activities: Caring Action in Medan Square; Distributing and sticking at least 1000 OCW stickers in public buses and becak (tricycle transport); Exhibition and film screening in Sun Plaza and Medan Mall (Carefur); Orangutan Discussion Series with environmental activists and students at College campuses.; Setting up orangutan banners in some strategic crossroads in Medan. For more information contact Mr. Panut at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Sumatran Orangutan Education Consortium events 
  
 
 
 
Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia)
  • YAYORIN  participated in Orangutan Awareness Week. Monday, Nov. 10 to Sunday, Nov. 16. Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah, Indonesia. For more information contact Mr. Togu at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

United Kingdom 

 
 
 
Orangutan Foundation U.K.
  • Orange for Orangutan Day.  On Friday 14th November, 2008, Orangutan Foundation held "Orange for Orangutan" day.  Encouraging more people to be a part of Orangutan Awareness Week OF/UK asked everyone to wear orange clothing, an orange wig, or even dye their hair orange! They even got an "orangutan" to drive an electric vehicle to show another way to reduce one's carbon footprint! Be ORANGE FOR ORANGUTANS raised awareness and funds for the conservation of orangutans. For more information visit http://www.orangutan.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=237&Itemid=40  

G-Wiz electric car demo for Orange for Orangutan Day  

 

Sumatran Orangutan Society  U.K.
  • Raised funds for SOS's Tree Planting Program in Gunung Leuser National Park.  On Saturday 15th November, 2008, at Oxford City Centre. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  •  Lectured on orangutans in conjunction with Roots & Shoots during the evening of November 11, 2008, at Oxford University. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

USA 

 
 
Los Angeles Zoo
  • Los Angeles Zoo invited OUREI and other organizations to participate in the fourth annual Ape Awareness Day on Sunday, November 9.  Education stations were located throughout the zoo. Docents, keepers, and group volunteers interacted with the public, pass out games and organization literature, gave keeper and docent talks, and encouraged involvement. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
 
Miami Metro Zoological Society of Florida-Teen Volunteers
  • Celebrating Orangutan Awareness Week (Nov 10-15), this local Roots & Shoots group raised awareness and funds for the orangutans of Borneo. For more information visit http://sosf.com/join 
 
 
 
 Moorpark College Teaching Zoo
  • Celebrating Orangutan Caring Weekend (Nov 22-23), OUREI and other organizations joined the teaching zoo to raise awareness.
OUREI and Orangutan Conservancy representatives at Moorpark's Teaching College
 
San Diego Zoo
  • San Diego Zoo will conducted events during Great Ape Awareness Days  (Nov 13-16) including a lecture on Orangutan Conservation on November 11.  Each day, the Zoo's three great ape species - gorillas, bonobos, and orangutans -were spotlighted with animal enrichment sessions at each habitat followed by presentations about issues affecting great apes, such as the bushmeat crisis and habitat loss due to illegal logging, slash-and-burn farming practices, and the removal of rain forests for palm oil plantations in Indonesia.    Special graphic panels at each great ape enclosure featured photos and information about conservation efforts and ways people can help. For details visit  www.sandiegozoo.org/calendar/zoo_ape_week.html