Save the Orangutans

With The Orangutan Foundation

Orangutans in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, are critically endangered due to habitat loss caused by deforestation and agricultural development. The most recent Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA) in May 2017 estimated that there around 57,000 Bornean orangutans left in the wild. 80% of orangutan live in forests outside of protected conservation areas so are at greater risk of losing their habitat and human-wildlife conflict. This decline is largely due to habitat destruction and fragmentation, as forests are cleared for palm oil plantations, logging, and mining.

Orangutans are known as "gardeners of the forest" because they help to disperse seeds and maintain the health and diversity of the forest. By protecting orangutan habitats and promoting sustainable land use practices, we can also help to protect the other species that rely on these forests for their survival. Additionally, orangutans are a keystone species, meaning that their protection can have a positive impact on the entire ecosystem, including other animals and plant species.

Orangutan in tree canopy
Orangutan in tree smiling

Orangutans are highly intelligent animals and share many similarities with humans in terms of their cognitive abilities and emotions. They are one of the four species of great apes, alongside chimpanzees, gorillas, and bonobos. Studies have shown that orangutans are capable of using tools, problem-solving, and have the ability to recognise themselves in a mirror, which indicates a level of self-awareness.

Moreover, orangutans are social animals and possess strong emotional bonds with other orangutans. They have been observed displaying empathy, compassion, and mourning the loss of other orangutans. These complex social and emotional behaviours demonstrate that orangutans have a high level of sentience, which means they are capable of experiencing pain, suffering, and emotions, just like humans. Therefore, it is essential that we protect and conserve orangutans and their habitats to ensure they can continue to thrive and live a life free from harm.

There are only an estimated 57,000 Bornean orangutans left in the wild.

The Orangutan Foundation is a charity dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat. They work actively in Borneo and support projects in Sumatra to protect and restore rainforests, which are essential for the survival of orangutans and countless other species. It is important to help orangutans in Central Kalimantan because they play a crucial role in the health of their forest ecosystem. The charity also works with local communities to promote sustainable living and reduce human-wildlife conflict.

The Orangutan Foundation's work is important because orangutans are critically endangered, with only an estimated 100,000 remaining in the wild. Their rainforest habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate due to deforestation for palm oil plantations, logging, and other human activities. The Orangutan Foundation's conservation efforts not only protect orangutans but also benefit the many other species that depend on rainforests for their survival. Additionally, their work with local communities helps to ensure that conservation efforts are sustainable and have a positive impact on both wildlife and people.

Close up of an orangutan face

We funded the protection of 464 acres

of tropical forest for a year.

We donate 10% of profits from your 

orangutan socks to

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Our philosophy

​​Restoring the biodiversity of our planet and its varied species is at the core of Bare Kind’s mission. By donating 10% of gross profits to charities that support the animals on our socks, we can continue fighting the fight against species extinction.

Bare Kind has been able to achieve an all-time high of donations in recent years. The business expanded its sock range to 40+ pairs and supports 25+ charities.

Our Charity Impact Reports highlight the projects we have been able to fund with our charity partners and the incredible animals we support. 

Our hope is that something as humble as a pair of socks can make a lasting impression on our world and change it for the better. A huge thank you goes out to all our customers who have wanted to make a difference and empower the restoration of our planet with their socks.

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