The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK: Give Orangutans a Voice

March 9th, 2008 4:45 pm by Kelly Garbato

—– Original Message —–
From: Michelle Desilets
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Sent: Saturday, March 08, 2008 6:53 AM
Subject: primfocus: Take Action: Give Orangutans a Voice

Dear Friends of the Orangutan,

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK would like your help on behalf of our endangered, red-haired cousins. One of our supporters recently had the idea of sending our YouTube video to her MP and received a prompt response, proof that a simple email can have a significant impact, especially when accompanied by effective imagery. Here is the MPs response to this concerned supporter:

Dear Ms McEntee,

Thank you for your email.

The video is indeed shocking and I agree with you about the importance of conserving the remaining forests in Indonesia and the fears expressed in the film that an unintended consequence of the rush to biofuels has been the destruction of forests to make way for palm oil.

Yours sincerely,

David Liddington

So please do take a moment to copy and paste the short message below and send it to any of the following:

MP for your constituency

your MEP

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Hilary Benn MP

or direct to 10 Downing Street.

You can also send the link to family and friends so they can do the same.

The more people who do this, the greater the opportunity to make the government sit up and listen and help us help the orangutan.
So please, as primates helping primates, together we can make a difference, give the orangutans a voice and ensure they have a future with us in this world.

Message to send to your MP, etc:

Subject:The demise of a species?

Dear [MP’s name],

I hope you can take a few moments of your day to view the following footage on YouTube:

Borneo Orangutan Survival (

It is imperative that the situation in Indonesia and Malaysia continues to be kept at the forefront of the political arena, not just for the sake of the orangutan, but for the sake of the rainforests of Borneo, the lungs of the planet, and all the inhabitants, both human and animal, that reside there.

Kind regards

[Your name]

(If you are in another country, please send to the appropriate representatives in your area.)

Michelle Desilets
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation UK
“Primates Helping Primates”



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