PlayMonster, makers of the Orangutwang skill-and-action game, has joined forces with The Orangutan Project to raise awareness for the protection and conservation of orangutans and their habitat. Coinciding with National Orangutan Day on August 19, PlayMonster has committed to a year-long green partnership and plans to support The Orangutan Project with initiatives across North America.
As the creators of the orangutan-themed kids game, PlayMonster seeks to show that it is not only big on fun but also big on helping one of the world’s most intelligent yet critically endangered species alongside The Orangutan Project.
Since 1998, The Orangutan Project has worked tirelessly on orangutan conservation, including orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs. It has also secured multiple forest habitat protection and regeneration, education, research and local community partnerships. Over the past two years, The Orangutan Project has leased 38,000 hectares (93,900 acres) of rainforest, bringing its total to 3,500 orangutans in more than 330,000 hectares (815,448 acres) of protected habitat patrolled by 90 Wildlife Protection Rangers. In addition, The Orangutan Project has rescued 65 orangutans, cared for more than 200 and released another 44 into the wild, bringing its survival rate to 70 percent of rescued orangutans released into the wild.
“Partnering with The Orangutan Project is a no-brainer for us,” said Lisa Wuennemann, master marketing monster at PlayMonster. “By becoming a sponsor of The Orangutan Project, we’re dedicated to the success of this project and to the beginning of an important conversation, which will lead us to having more orangutans swinging through the trees.”
“The Orangutan Project relies on support from our supporters and partners like PlayMonster to raise vital awareness and funds to secure the survival of critically endangered orangutans. The Orangutan Project has already funded over $10 million worth of urgently needed conservation projects, and currently protect over 330,000 hectares of forest, 3,500 wild orangutans and care for over 200 orphaned, infant and displaced orangutans,” said Troy Kenah, development director at The Orangutan Project, “But there’s so much more to be done, and this critical work is only possible due to the generous support of people and partners like PlayMonster.”