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KUCHING, Feb 25: The Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (Statos), in partnership with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), is championing an “Adopt an Orangutan” initiative to garner support and contributions towards preserving the natural habitat of orangutans as well as rehabilitation efforts.
From now till March 31, the “Adopt an Orangutan” programme offers the opportunity to adopt a two-year-old orangutan — named Ooooha — from the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.
As part of the campaign, those interested can sponsor Ooooha for SGD 55 (RM170.82) and get a special Orangutan Gift Pack that includes a thank you letter from the two-year-old Ooooha along with a limited-edition lanyard and button.
The proceeds will aid the Semenggoh Wildlife Centre’s conservation efforts and day-to-day operations, including ensuring sufficient food supply for the orangutans.
All proceeds will contribute directly to the centre’s rehabilitation and conservation efforts, which have been crucial in preserving the orangutan’s natural habitat and protecting endangered species.
SFC chief executive officer (CEO) and Controller of Wildlife Sarawak Zolkipli Mohamad Aton said SFC had played a pivotal role in the conservation of the orangutans throughout the years.
“Our Semenggoh Wildlife Centre acts as the bastion for these intelligent and gentle giants.
“We are glad to be collaborating with Statos in our mission to not only promote and protect the orangutans as a legacy for our future generations but also educate the public globally on the importance of ensuring the sustainability of the environment and biodiversity protection,” he said.
Meanwhile, Statos deputy CEO Putrie Rozana Soraya expressed her gratitude to SFC for this timely collaboration in leaving a lasting legacy and impact on the conservation of orangutans.
“Through this adoption programme, we hope to forge a stronger partnership with SFC for future conservation projects in our mission to educate and promote Sarawak in Singapore and beyond,” she said in a statement today.
To find out more about the “Adopt an Orangutan” initiative or adopt Ooooha, visit https://adoptorangutansarawak.com.sg/. This campaign is also featured on The Smart Local media Singapore, visit https://thesmartlocal.com/read/adopt-an-orangutan/. — DayakDaily