CGA is partnering with BOS: Bornean Orangutan Survival

Orangutan Caring Week is November 12th-18th, and you can observe by joining us on Sunday, November 19th for a virtual screening. CGA is partnering with BOS: Bornean Orangutan Survival to screen the documentary being talked about worldwide. "Eyes of the Orangutan" is a captivating film exploring the troubling facets of wildlife tourism.

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Wildlife tourism is a $250 billion-a-year industry.

These profits don't come without costs. Orangutans are star attractions at Wildlife Tourism attractions. Sharing 97% of our DNA, they are sentient and intelligent animals. When kept in captivity, at places that cannot cater to their complex physical and emotional needs, they often suffer from stress and depression.

Thankfully, there are groups working to mitigate this crisis. At Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS), they meet local heroes who rescue and rehabilitate rescued orangutans, ready for release back into the wild.

Only through education can change be made. You can screen the film in the comfort of your own home on Sunday, November 19th, for a $30 donation. The donation will not only benefit the orangutans (and chimpanzees) at the Center for Great Apes but also their wild orangutan counterparts under the care of BOS. The screening will be available for 48 hours.

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