Sunday, August 28, 2016

Great Ape Fundraising

We raised funds for a single four year scholarship for a deserving Indonesian student as part of the successful Orangutan Caring Scholarship Program through The Orang Utan Republik Foundation. The purpose of the program is to award tuition to talented and needy Indonesian students on a competitive basis enabling them to attend local universities in the fields of Forestry or Biology. We are happy to report that as of 5 December 2017 the scholarship was fully funded. Thanks for your support. Press release here.

Pictured here is Mega, the scholarship recipient and the highest scoring student. Dr. Gary Shapiro is on Mega's left, and her father is on her right. 

To understand the important, ground-level work of the foundation in terms of orangutan caring and biodiversity preservation, please watch this short video of Dr. Gary Shapiro, its president. For more information about The Orang Utan Republik Foundation, go here and please consider making a donation:

Please make your contribution in the name of Prof. Gregory F. Tague. Thanks for your support!