Orangutan Caring Week ~ November 9-15, 2014

Orangutan Caring Week is a worldwide event held annually every November. It began many years ago as "Orangutan Awareness Week" but it soon became apparent that just being aware of orangutans was not enough. We need to care— and care enough to be moved to action to save these incredible red-haired apes and their rainforest homes.

We want you to participate in this worldwide event. Individuals, students, conservation groups and zoos all over the world continue to participate each year and we are hoping to have even more participate this year!

Help us build a "critical mass of concerned voices" each November in order to focus attention on orangutans through our combined efforts!

THEME FOR 2014: "Sincere Commitment through Positive Action."
We need to express our concern and resolve through activities and initiatives that go beyond mere talk. For some people, learning about the issues for the first time may require discussion and discourse. However, for those of you who have been hearing about the orangutans' plight, talk may not be enough.

Orangutan Caring Week is a great time to help people learn about the wonderful world of orangutans and their rainforest habitat... and to encourage people to care enough to move to action so that they might be saved.

What can you do to show you care? Plenty! First of all commit to doing at least one activity. Whatever you choose to do make it fun, make it understandable but most of all make sure that it reaches out and motivates people to want to do something about the potential loss of one of our planets most beautiful species: the orangutan.

Visit www.OrangutanCaringWeek.org for more information and ideas on how you can become involved.