How Endangered Are Orangutans?

Bare Kind supports Orangutan conservation by donating 10% of the profits from Orangutan sock sales. But how endangered are Orangutans?

Orangutans are found on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, which are part of the islands of Indonesia. 

There are three species of Orangutan, and a population count in 2017 determined there are approximately 57,000 Bornean Orangutans, 13,000 Sumatran Orangutans and 800 Tapanuli Orangutans. 

They are categorised as Critically Endangered by the WWF.

These beautiful animals are threatened because of habitat destruction. Illegal logging, palm-oil plantations and forest fires are all destroying the forests they live in, and if this continues, by the year 2080 around 80% of the forest habitat could be gone. 

Bare Kind is supporting The Orangutan Foundation through the profit donation programme. 

10% of the profits from every pair of Orangutan socks will be donated to the foundation to help continue the conservation it has been doing for the past 30 years.

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