It’s the Year 2012, we’ve decided to raise greater awareness for Endangered Wildlife worldwide with a series of desktop wallpapers for all to decorate, learn and enjoy.
For February, we decided to feature the endangered Orangutans – the only great ape of Asia is also known as “The Man of the Forest”. They live and depend on the rainforests on
the islands of Borneo & Sumatra. The main cause of their endangerment are habitat loss due to the mono-culture palm oil plantations and rampant illegal pet trade.
In Sept 2010, Life List Chase traveled to BOSF Nyaru Menteng to document the plight of 600+ orangutan orphans in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. This is Mikko, the 2nd youngest orangutan when he first arrived at BOSF Nyaru Menteng in Feb 2010 following a confiscation from a nearby village. Learn more about Mikko and our photography journey at http://lifelistchase.com/orangutan or visit here to adopt an orangutan.
PHOTO CREDIT: C.S.Ling of Life List Chase | Shot with Nikon D3 and 80-400mm.
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Live, Dream and Chase with Life List Chase in 2012!
I am mortified by such footages and no matter how many times i have seen it or cry over it, i can never understand why…
Lately, I’ve been seeing this video going the rounds on my friends’ Facebook walls, mine and Ethan’s included. I am mortified by such footages and no matter how many times i have seen it or cry over it, i can never understand why… There’s a wildfire clearing everything in its path on this planet… us.
- Severing the fins of sharks and then throw them back into the sea alive to drown…
- Clubbing baby seal pups as a form of sport and trophy hunting… [graphic footages]
- Shooting orangutan mothers and prying their wailing babies forcefully and thrown in cages to be sold in illegal pet trade. [graphic footages]
- and the list goes on….
Please visit http://orangutan.or.id
to learn how you can help give a brighter future to the 612 orangutan orphans at BOSF Nyaru Menteng.
As the world turns their focus to the causes and effects of climate change, deforestation, mono-culture of oil palm plantation and poaching; one often neglect the immediate victim of this chaos – the orangutan orphans. For many of these innocent young ones, their nightmares begin when they were just a few months old.
Witnessing their mothers murdered right before their own eyes; they were then forced apart from their dead mothers and thrown into cages to be sold in illegal wildlife trade. Within a short span of less than a day, these young orangutan orphans experienced the traumatic turnover in their destiny, where their home and only kin were being robbed away from them by another primitive species, our fellow human kind.