6 March 2015- Seminyak, Bali-  OURF held its first Indonesian fundraiser, 'Voices for the Jungle", in Bali on March 6 at Warehouse 82 in the Seminyak area. A lot of effort went into preparing for the event but the rain couldn't be kept away during the time leading up to the evening event. Consequently, turn out was lower than had been projected. Nevertheless, everyone who attended appeared to have a good time as they were entertained and educated about the orangutan and its plight. 

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20 February 2015 - Santa Monica, CA - Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) will be holding its first Indonesian fundraiser in Seminyak, Bali on March 6, 2014.  With the title, “Voices for the Jungle,” the event will be held at Warehouse 82, a popular gathering place for artists and musicians on this exotic Indonesian island.  The local public, which includes a large expat community, is invited to attend the evening fundraiser.

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5 January 2015 - greener ideal -   In a move that makes landing on the moon look like child’s play, a court in Argentina has extended the right of habeas corpus to an orangutan jailed in a Buenos Aires zoo.

A lawyer in Argentina filed a writ of habeas corpus, used as a legal means to review cases of unfair imprisonment, on behalf of Sandra, a 28-year-old orangutan said to be so shy she hides in a corner when visitors to the zoo arrive to stare at her through the glass.

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20 November 2014 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - The Straits Times, Asia - The destruction of rainforests in Southeast Asia and increasingly in Africa to make way for palm oil cultivation is a "direct threat" to the survival of great apes such as the orangutan, environmentalists warned Thursday. They said tropical forests were continuing to tumble at a rapid rate, with palm plantations a key driver, despite a decade-old drive by the industry's Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to encourage sustainable cultivation.

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10 November 2014  SANTA MONICA, CA - PRLog  -- Orangutans, the only great ape naturally found in the forests of Southeast Asia, face an uncertain future. Their rain forest home on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra continues to be destroyed as vast agricultural estates replace millions of hectares of bio-diverse jungle each year. As a consequence orangutans on Borneo are considered endangered and those on Sumatra are critically endangered according to the IUCN’s Redbook.

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