Being a global citizen, it’s important to not only have concern for our local community and country, but also the world as a whole.
Cambodian Landmine Relief Fund
Cambodian landmine relief fund helps to saves lives and give people the chance to live safely, without the constant threat of dismemberment from weapons left untended after nearly 35 years of war.
The fund helps support the Cambodian Self Help Demining (CSHD) – an all-Cambodian demining NGO. They clear landmines and unexploded ordinance in small villages and fields throughout Cambodia and are certified by the Cambodian government in 2008 – employing 30 men and women.
CSHD also has a number of personnel trained as explosives ordinance disposal (EOD) technicians. They respond to calls from villagers who have found a suspicious item and need it evaluated. We remove whatever is found and dispose of it appropriately, often blowing it up.
CSHD is able to do this work because we are supported by people from around the world.
More info: http://landmine-relief-fund.com/
The Orangutan Project
The Orangutan Project (TOP) is the world’s foremost not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection, local community partnerships and the rehabilitation and reintroduction of displaced orangutans back to the wild, in order to save the two orangutan species from extinction.
TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection through its own programs to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia.
The organisation provides technical and financial assistance directly to conservation projects and orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres.
This includes much needed resources for the day-to-day care needs, the reintroduction of orphaned orangutans and the locating and securing of release sites. Presently there are over 2,000 orphaned orangutans living in care centres in Borneo and Sumatra.
The orangutan’s rainforest habitat is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. 80% of the orangutan’s rainforests has been decimated in the past 20 years. Much of what remains is degraded by drought, forest fires and illegal logging. Tragically, extinction in the wild is likely for both Sumatran and Bornean orangutans if we do not take immediate action.
More info: http://www.orangutan.org.au/