An orangutan battles a bulldozer to save it’s home. Its heartbreaking example illustrates our relentless destruction of nature and animal habitats. Despite efforts by specialists, NGOs, and public service ads, we continue to demolish everything around us.
In a 2013 video released on World’s Environment Day in 2018, we witness “human nature” at its worst as heavy construction equipment dismantles an orangutan’s home. The orangutan valiantly tries to stop it, but the futility of its efforts forces it to seek another place to live.
Despite the Indonesian government’s pledge to safeguard orangutans, construction activities persist in areas inhabited by over 1000 of these endangered creatures.
Annually, over 2.5 million acres of Indonesian rainforest are being devastated. This selfish pursuit neglects the dire predicaments faced not only by orangutans but also by numerous other vulnerable animal species.
Regrettably, we often witness the consequences of our actions, yet we merely retweet or share such posts, and life goes on unchanged. This isn’t just the government’s responsibility; it’s ours as well.
Let’s raise awareness, take responsibility, and plant trees while we still can. A seemingly small act now can have a monumental impact in the future.