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Balikpapan Orangutan Society - USA

BOS-USA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and their habitat- the forests of Borneo and Sumatra
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P.O. Box 2113
Aptos , CA 95001
Contact Person: Christine Mallar
E-Mail: cmallar@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.orangutan.com

Detailed Information:
Orangutans, one of our closest relatives is in danger of becoming extinct within the next decade. Orangutans have lost over 80% of their habitat in the past 20 years, and logging, fires, and conversion of land to palm oil plantations has seriously encroached on the remaining habitat. Orangutans are also poached in great numbers to obtain babies for the illegal pet trade. Hundreds of mothers are killed every year to obtain their babies for this purpose. Indonesia is home to the world's longest list of species threatened with extinction. Protecting the habitat of orangutans helps to protect all of the other species found there.

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