There was saying that “we can see the greatness of a country by seeing how they treated their animals.” If that is so, then what happen with my country? My country is great in every way. It is. But in this kinds of animal things or even nature, we still need to improve, A LOT.
One of concerns that’s been playing in my mind is orangutan. I used to learn about them during my college day. We did some activity and also observation on how they live in their habitat, which is Gunung Halimun-Salak National Park. The views of them living happily in their habitat with their families was an unforgettable experiences.
A century ago there were probably more than 230,000 orangutans in total, but the Bornean orangutan is now estimated to number about 41,000 (Endangered) and the Sumatran about 7,500 (Critically Endangered). How sad.
So now, the question is, “WHAT CAN WE DO?”
Are we going to sat down and just watch them extinct over the time?
Are we going to adopt them and bring them home as a PET?
Are we going to shut our eyes and ear to every news about them?
For me, the answer is a BIG NO!
As a start, by doing a little thing, such as attended Sound For Orangutan organized by COP (Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) and donate to support their rehabilitation centre. The centre starts to built in September. It located in Labanan, North Kalimantan and has 7.900 hectares of forest.
Sound for Orangutan adalah konser amal dan edukasi tentang orangutan yang digelar oleh Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) setiap satu tahun sekali. 100% Dana yang dihasilkan dari Sound for Orangutan akan dikelola oleh COP untuk kepentingan orangutan yang menjadi korban kekejaman dan kejahatan. Sound for Orangutan adalah kombinasi yang unik, antara musik, pameran, dan juga penyadartahuan tentang orangutan dan habitatnya.
What is COP aka centre for Orangutan Protection? COP was formed in 2007 by Hardi Baktiantoro, specifically to tackle the cause of the deforestation and the deaths of tens of thousands of orangutans. COP is the only all-Indonesian group of its kind to take on these issues.
Centre for Orangutan Protection
WTC II Lt. 18 Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 29 Jakarta 12920