The Rainforest Site Partners with Sumatran Orangutan Society to Plant Trees and Save Orangutans

The Rainforest Site announced today a new partnership with the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to save vital orangutan habitat.

Seattle, WA, July 25, 2008 --( The Rainforest Site announced today a new partnership with the Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) to save vital orangutan habitat. Through The Rainforest Site’s Gifts That Give More™ program, visitors to the site can elect to donate $28 to SOS’s work in replacing coastal mangroves destroyed by the 2004 tsunami, replanting hardwood and fruit trees in degraded forest areas in Aceh province, and reforesting the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra, the most important remaining habitat for the Sumatran orangutan.

Each $28 “Save Orangutan Habitat” Gift pays to plant 50 trees, all of which are native species in Indonesia. The preservation of this orangutan habitat is crucial for the survival of these apes. With a wild population of fewer than 7,000, the Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) is highly endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. Without the continuous efforts of groups like SOS, the Sumatran Orangutan could become the first Great Ape to suffer extinction.

The Rainforest Site is honored to help SOS to raise funds for its grassroots conservation projects in Sumatra. Together with a team of committed Indonesian conservationists, SOS works with local communities living alongside orangutan habitat, visits schools, plants trees, and provides training to help the local people work towards a more sustainable future for their forests. Since 2003, SOS has planted over 270,000 trees.

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Originally launched in May 2000, The Rainforest Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific ecological need: the preservation of the world’s rainforests.

The Rainforest Site’s Click to Givetm program allows visitors to rescue imperiled land at no cost to themselves. The Rainforest Site’s clicks, as well as its “sister” Click to Givetm sites (reachable from the homepage), are underwritten by the advertisers on the site. 100% of The Rainforest Site’s ad revenue goes directly to support the work of the charities listed on the site: Rainforest2Reef, Rainforest Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and World Land Trust-US. In 2007, clicks on The Rainforest Site funded the preservation and protection of 348,600,625 square feet of rainforest (995.9 acres or 403 hectares) and the habitats of tens of thousands of plant and animal species.

The totals of the 2008 Click to Givetm program are posted on The Rainforest Site’s results page and are updated daily.

The Rainforest Site provides additional funding for this cause through the sale of items on the site (in 2007, such sales saved an additional 93,770,700 square feet of rainforest habitat) and through the Gifts That Give Moretm program.

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The Rainforest Site’s Gifts That Give More™ program allows visitors to the site to make focused donations to specific charities working on rainforest preservation, and other issues of importance like poverty reduction, or protecting animals. Each donation is tax-deductible in the U.S.A., and donors will receive a receipt from for tax purposes, along with a downloadable certificate which is suitable for framing. (100% of this Gift That Gives More™ goes directly to the charity. GreaterGood Network stores do not receive any profit from the sale of this Gift That Gives More™ )

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Rosemary Jones