Willie Smits, a conservationist who has devoted his life to the orangutan, gave a powerful TED Talk where he describes his work restoring the rainforest and saves the lives of countless orangutans.
He expresses the horrific ecological barbarity resulting from the palm oil and timber industries as a result of greed. It’s saddening to hear of the human race brutally killing or selling orangutans – sentient beings who share approximately 97.8% of our DNA.
It’s great there are still people out there fighting to save orangutans from near extinction.
You too can make a difference – yes you can adopt an orangutan! There are other ways to help by choosing not to buy products with palm oil as an ingredient and choosing recycled papers when you print.
Willie Smits truly is a hero. Take the time to listen to his TED Talk so you can open your mind to what’s going on out there.
Yours in Conservation,
Amber van Sloten