Part of the Natural History Museum speaker series. Reception at 5:30, lecture at 7.
Event DetailsJoin orangutan experts Leif Cocks and Gary Shapiro as they share their unique observations and insights about the great red ape as well as the current endangered status of the orangutan.
The battle to save the closest relative to man is reaching crisis point. The orangutan species faces extinction due to rapidly expanding palm oil plantations and habitat loss in Borneo and Sumatra, South East Asia.
Hangout for Orangutans is a world tour to raise global awareness and become more informed about the dire situation orangutans are facing and what we as consumers can do about it.
The largest conservation group for orangutan conservation, The Orangutan Project is embarking on a speaking tour of the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland, throughout June and July 2013. The tour in the USA will feature talks from world-renowned Orangutan experts Dr. Gary Shapiro (former graduate of Sierra College & Co-founder and President of Orang Utan Republik Foundation), Leif Cocks (Founder and President of The Orangutan Project) and Garry Sundin (Founder of Eco Tourism Company, Orangutan Odysseys).
Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.
To preview the speakers, view these videos on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKN9C0NXoW4 or their YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/orangutanrepublik#p/f/3/wKN9C0NXoW4.