International Orangutan Day

International Orangutan Day was established to promote conservation of orangutans and their habitat. With only 50,000 to 65,000 orangutans remaining in the wild, and up to 3,000 being killed annually, the IUCN classifies them as critically endangered. In the last 20 years, orangutans have lost over 80% of their natural habitat. Over one third of the populations was lost during devastating wildfires of 1997-98. Wild orangutans face multiple threats, most notably a loss of habitat via deforestation and planting of palm oil plantations as well as illegal hunting and illegal pet trade.

Jam | Wallhanging by Carrie Cook | Artists for Conservation 2020

Featured in AFC's Virtual Exhibit

Jam - Oil by Carrie Cook. Carrie will donate 15% to Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) from the sale of this work.

This is a portrait of an individual, who has the right to life and freedom from harm. He’s an orangutan whose trainers named him ‘Jam.’ The stories of Jam and other non-human primates are inextricably linked with our own, and like ours, are filled with both loss and hope. Jam was born at a Hollywood entertainment compound. His trainers decided to stop working great apes when he was three...

See the Artwork

Celebrate the day by enjoying the following collection of artwork by AFC members. Many are for sale with a portion of proceeds pledged to conservation.

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Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
 | Wallhanging by Norbert Gramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Norbert Gramer
 | Wallhanging by Lynne Davies | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Lynne Davies
 | Wallhanging by Karen Laurence-Rowe | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Karen Laurence-Rowe
 | Wallhanging by Kay Polito | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Kay Polito
 | Wallhanging by Amy Larson | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Amy Larson
 | Wallhanging by Cindy Billingsley | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Cindy Billingsley
 | Wallhanging by Susan Shimeld | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Susan Shimeld

Amy

 | Wallhanging by Susan Shimeld | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Susan Shimeld
 | Wallhanging by Norbert Gramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Norbert Gramer
 | Wallhanging by Norbert Gramer | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Norbert Gramer
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Paula Wiegmink | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Paula Wiegmink
 | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons
Edit Artwork | Wallhanging by Geraldine Simmons | Artists for Conservation
Artist: Geraldine Simmons

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