Our Grade 4 students have been exploring the effects of individual consumer choices on the environment. While learning about deforestation in South East Asia, Grade 4.1 decided to financially adopt an orangutan Popi. Orangutans are critically endangered in the wild because of rapid deforestation and the expansion of palm oil plantations into their forest home. Students have calculated that each child would need to contribute $8 to support Popi for one full year. They have decided to earn money themselves through doing various chores. Popi is living in the Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) in Indonesia and is looked after a fully mobilised team of dedicated orangutan activists.
Click here if you would like to find out more about the COP, adopt an orangutan (financially) or send a donation to support these lovely animals.