Join WD Travel to help Save the Orangutans
and their Natural Environments
WD Travel is committed to the protection of the environment and its natural inhabitants. One project we support is an Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation center in the Sabah region of Malaysian Borneo. The company has ‘adopted’ a trio of baby orangutans and also joined the Centre’s ‘Friend of the Rainforest’ conservation program.
Baby Orangutans ‘Sen’ (18 months), ‘Sogo Sogo’ (30 months) and ‘Naru’ (36 months) have all received donations from WD Travel which will aid in covering their rehabilitation costs at the Sepilok Center for the next 12 months. WD Travel’s CEO Heiko Wilms adds “We try to support causes where we can have a direct impact such as supporting baby orangutans. I hope we will be able to create more support for the Orangutan Appeal and Sepilok Centre through marketing efforts to our customers and general public”. Pictures of all three baby orangutans can be found by clicking on the orangutans at the top of this article.
Additionally, WD Travel is supporting the ‘Friends of the Rainforest’ program which helps fund conservation work in the Kabili Forest Reserve in Sabah, the area in which the Sepilok Centre is located. The Chairwoman and Founder of the Orangutan Appeal commented on the Centre’s goals, “Sepilok is working tirelessly to rescue, rehabilitate and eventually release orangutans into a remote reserve, which will help widen the gene pool in the natural orangutan population”.
We encourage our customers and readers to make individual donations by visiting the Centre's website. Orangutans and their natural habitats are being threatened due to deforestation, poaching, illegal pet trading and expanding palm oil plantations, please help WD Travel and the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre fight against these threats.
How Can You Help?
As an NGO with charity status in the UK the Orangutan Appeal depends on donations to help fund the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre. Donations go directly to help fund the rehabilitation costs of individual orangutans and also to conservation efforts of the rainforest the Centre is located in.
About Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphan orangutans. The site is 43 sq km of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. The Centre is supported by The Sepilok Orangutan Appeal UK, with official charity status in the UK and the first and only NGO to be recognized by the Malaysian Government. All donations are used to fund the Appeal's various projects in Borneo. Project updates are constantly available on their website.
Adopt an Orangutan
Adopt a baby orangutan for approx $50 USD and help to
ensure that rehabilitation costs are covered.