THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION
Thank you to our supporters who donated so generously to our emergency
appeal - an incredible $28,000 was
raised in just over a week. These donations will help provide medical supplies,
safety clothing, pumps, fire extinguishers and safety masks to the communities.
Emergency Appeal: Help Support local people and Wildlife from forest destruction While we were able to reach our initial funding goal, more support is
needed for local people and wildlife in Indonesia. If you have not donated yet, please give $50,
$100, or $200 to help rebuild forests, train locals on how to mitigate fire
in peat land, and build our stockpiles of emergency supplies before the next
haze causing forest fires hit again.
Worst Forest FiresIn Indonesia, people fought against the worst forest fires in decades. The haze had gone to dangerous levels that the Indonesian president declared a state of emergency over several provinces – closing schools and airports.
Orang-utan Forests in flames
Several thousand fires have also penetrated deep into primary forests and national parks, the strongholds of the remaining wild orangutans. Alarmingly, 358 fire “hotspots” have been detected inside the Sebangau National Park, where WWF has worked for many years with local communities to protect the world’s largest population of nearly 7,000 wild orang-utans.
The people are in crisis
The situation has a considerable impact on nature and the health of local people, including WWF staff. These are the people that work every day - with your support – to protect the forests and it’s wildlife from unsustainable logging, land clearing and illegal burning for oil palm plantations.
Many residents suffer from severe headaches and respiratory problems caused by the acrid smoke. Some have also risked their lives in anti-poaching patrols – to stop illegal wildlife trade.