Friends of Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest Protect 245 Acres
From Chicago to Hong Kong, caring people from all across the globe are coming together to help Orangutan Foundation International purchase and permanently protect the 6,400-acre Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest--home to many wild orangutans and a future release forest for orangutans rehabilitated by OFI at its Care Center.
'Rainforest Rescue Coalition' Members Bike 325 Miles to Save 125 Acres!
College students Adam Bauer-Goulden, Marykate Sperduto, William Heineke, and Ross Sullivan recently formed a nonprofit called the Rainforest Rescue Coalition with a mission to conserve and protect rainforest land around the world and to support sustainable relationships between humans and nature.
|Marykate, Adam, Ross and William ride for Rawa Kuno.|
"We all love biking, so we decided to raise money and awareness for conservation initiatives with the "Ride for the Rainforest," said the group's spokesperson, Adam Bauer-Goulden. "In May 2012 we rode 325 miles from Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to Chicago, Illinois. Lots of people sponsored our dedicated riders, and together we raised enough money ($12,500) to save 125 acres of the Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest."
"The trip was a great success! Not only did we raise much-needed monetary support, we also spread awareness of environmental issues to hundreds of people, who will hopefully tell hundreds more people."
Many thanks to our dedicated Rainforest Rescue Coalition friends. Keep up the good work!
Hong Kong-based Orangutan Aid Raises $12,000 to Help OFI Purchase 120 Acres!
For the second time in less than a year, OFI's good friends at Orangutan Aid have contributed to the Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest Fund, with donations of $2,000 and $10,000
Orangutan Aid's Mara McCaffery at Care Center.
in 2011 and 2012, respectively. All told, they have protected 120 acres, with future plans to protect more through their ongoing "Buy a Forest" campaign.
Orangutan Aid is registered in Hong Kong as a society, and is run solely on a voluntary not-for-profit basis. Its immense generosity is matched only by its founder's kindness. Founder Mara McCaffery has been a frequent volunteer at OFI's Care Center, working alongside caregivers to feed and nurture infant orangutans, and building a jungle-gym playground to help young orangutans develop much-needed climbing and swinging skills (Orangutan Aid raised the funds for this new playground).
OFI wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to Mara and Orangutan Aid. Our work would not be possible without the help of good friends like you. Thank you for caring!
Click here to learn more about OFI's Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest project or to take a virtual tour of the forest.
For more information on ways your business or organization can partner with OFI, please contact Hollis Burbank-Hammarlund, Development Director, at OFInewengland@gmail.com.