One of the oldsest forests on earth are the indonesian rainforests in Borneo and Sumatra. They store unbelievable great amounts of carbodioxid and are of tremendous importance for the global climate and hydrological circle. These forests are global air conditioners, tropical chemist's and scientific treasure chambers at the same time with rare animal species like tigers, forest elephants and orangutans, whose existence depend on these forests.
But these unique forests are burned off and cut down for dead pesticide-contaminated palm-oil plantations. These forest fires are counted among the major environmental disasters worldwide. Ancient jungles bursting with life are destroyed for bio fuels, paper, beauty culture and supermarket products. Thus, the island Borneo that has been completely covered with forests in 1900, has lost about 70 % of its primeval forests. Especially the animals and the local population loose everything.
The second SoundPlanting album will protect these rainforests and Orangutans by donating the profits to BOS.
Borneo Orangutan Survival
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) campaigns for the Orangutans and their habitat unconditionally. They take care of Orangutans in great need and cure them. After a successful rehab the Orangutans are released into unaffected parts of the rainforests which are also protected by BOS. Furthermore, BOS cooperates with the local population and helps them with environmental education and protecting their habitat. For more information visit www.orangutan.or.id.