Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary Fundraiser

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Photographers Without Borders says
Some estimates say Sumatra will have no more rainforest left in 20 years with the current rate of deforestation. We are joining with the Orangutan Information Centre and Sumatran Orangutan Society to do something about it. The act is simple: Purchasing private forest land that connects to the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, the most important ecosystem in Sumatra for the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan, rhino, tiger and elephant. This is the only place in the world where these creatures exist.

Join Photographers Without Borders and the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary in welcoming Panut Hadisiswoyo, founder and CEO of Orangutan Information Centre, our in-country partner. Panut is the winner of the Nat Geo Emerging Explorer award and the prestigious Whitley award, among many others. He will be joining us for a talk and discussion with attendees, as well as drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Follow this link to learn more about Panut's work from David Attenborough:

The event is a donate what you can, with a minimum donation of $20 (includes a drink ticket). There will be an exhibit and sale of Danielle Da Silva and Gita Defoe's images, Plant a Tree in your name, with all proceeds going towards conserving private forest land that connects to the Gunung Leuser ecosystem in Sumatra so palm oil and agriculture companies can not buy and destroy it.

All attendees will be honoured at the sanctuary

7:00: Doors Open
7:30: Opening remarks from Danielle Da Silva, founder and CEO of Photographers Without Borders. Followed by Panut Hadisiswoyo's talk and discussion.
8:00: Video Screening
8:30: Mingle, enjoy the prints, exhibit, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. Plant a tree in your name!
11:00: Event ends.
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By: Photographers Without Borders