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Indonesia’s zoos from hell

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  Below we post a special commentary by the CEO of Nature Alert regarding the dreadful condition of many zoos Indonesia. Orangutans and other wildlife are mismanaged and abused by uncaring zoos and... READ MORE

Poster campaign for Lasah

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Help us #FreeLasah! We have just launched our photo campaign in our continued efforts to free Lasah the elephant from a life of torment on the holiday island of Langkawi to a elephant... READ MORE

Help save Lasah the elephant

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  The Langkawi Elephant Adventures (LEA) on Langkawi island, Malaysia, has held the elephant Lasah under deplorable conditions for ten years. Join Friends of the Orangutans in urging the Malaysian Environment Minister to... READ MORE

PepsiCo exposed again

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PepsiCo, one of the biggest food manufacturers in the world, has been exposed again for its use of Conflict Palm Oil. Manik, who is trafficked into work on a Malaysian palm oil plantation,... READ MORE

Rampant deforestation in Kedah

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  In May this year The Star exposed deforestation of valuable forests in the state of Kedah. Not long after consultancy group AidEnvironment released a damning report of thrashing of forest in the... READ MORE

Katarina’s new lease of life!

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Last year you helped us in our campaign for Katarina the orangutan at the horrible Kuala Lipis Zoo in the Peninsular Malaysia. She was the lone orangutan at the zoo and was kept... READ MORE