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Sir David Attenborough to speak out for FFI

Posted on: 13.10.09 (Last edited) 24 November 2010

Our Vice President narrates BBC appeal on our orang-utan work.

This Sunday’s BBC Radio 4 Charity appeal focuses on Fauna & Flora International’s orang-utan conservation work in Borneo. If this wasn’t good enough news, we are delighted to announce that the host of the show is our own Sir David Attenborough, FFI Vice President! Sir David will explain the problems facing orang-utans, what FFI is doing to protect them and how you can help support our work.

The Bornean orang-utan is endangered in the wild due to a combination of logging, human population growth, poaching and the illegal animal trade. Hear longstanding FFI supporter Sir David Attenborough explain the ways we are helping to save them against the odds.

FFI is focusing our orang-utan conservation efforts in West Kalimantan, in Indonesian Borneo. We are working both at the government and the community levels to set up effective protection of the ape’s last remaining forest habitat.

The BBC Radio 4 Appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 18th October at 7.55 am and again at 9.26 pm.

It also airs on Thursday 22nd October at 3.27 pm. Please add this to your diary and don’t miss out!

If you miss the radio broadcasts and are based in the UK, you will be able to listen online from Sunday 18th October onwards at the BBC Radio 4 website.

Please support our orang-utan work and other conservation projects by donating to FFI today. As Sir David says, we are already making great achievements, but with your help we can do so much more.

For donations please contact Rob Harris at rob.harris@fauna-flora.org or call +44 (0)1223 431 953

For all media and enquiries please contact Helen Pitman, Communications Manager, at helen.pitman@fauna-flora.org or call +44 (0) 1223 579 473

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Rebecca Foges

Rebecca has been working at FFI since September 2007. Though she studied conservation in her BA and MSc, she decided that the life in the jungle just wasn't for her. Having grown up in New York City, she has experienced more pigeons and squirrels than parrots and spider monkeys. So she decided to write about the impact that FFI's projects have on the ground. Her current role as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) has allowed her to focus her energy towards FFI's innovative Business & Biodiversity Programme. Rebecca helps to get the message out about FFI's strategic corporate partnerships and what they have helped to achieve for global biodiversity.

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