Please help the Orangutans

Isobel and Gilly have a petition on their blog to help save the orangutans in Indonesia. A local Governor wants to cut down a significant portion of Indonesia’s untouched forests, threatening the lives and survival of the orangutans in the country. Please stop by the site and sign the petition. I recently returned from a trip to Malaysia and was fortunate enough to see orangutans in the wild and at the sanctuary in Sepilok. I want everyone to have that opportunity.

A mom and baby at the sanctuary in Sepilok, Malaysia.

A mom and baby at the sanctuary in Sepilok, Malaysia.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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51 Responses to Please help the Orangutans

  1. melouisef says:

    I have forwarded this too to everybody in my email list and I hope we can do something

  2. dadirri7 says:

    so glad you are doing this too!

  3. Anna says:

    Reblogged this on TRAVEL BUNGLE and commented:
    After visiting Borneo and understanding the situation I simply can’t ignore this!

  4. fendikristin says:

    it’s truly ashamed that we’re Indonesian NOT CARE AT ALL to them 😦
    while others including you care enough for them. Thank you.

  5. fendikristin says:

    Reblogged this on fendikristin and commented:
    Try to knocking hearts

  6. Awwww, I love baby monkeys :). Going to sign right now!

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    I imagine the recent trip personalized the importance. Worthy promo!

  8. The Hook says:

    Wonderful share, buddy.

  9. tinsyam says:

    Reblogged this on tinsyam and commented:
    so sad our goverment not care, even me.. thank you for your effort..

  10. Fergiemoto says:

    There won’t be any more forests (and the resulting wildlife) left if they keep cutting them down. That would be devastating!

  11. wolke205 says:

    I signed and shared several days ago on FB – everyone should do 🙂

  12. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Wasn’t Sepilok incredible? and just look at that baby!
    Wouldn’t it be great if the blogging world could help to change things? I’ve posted again with more photos 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Sepilok was incredible. And I wish them continued success. And that reminds me, I promised I would adopt an orangutan–I need to do that today.

  13. lynnsbooks says:

    I’ll be stopping by after this.
    Lynn 😀

  14. Done and done! Thanks for raising awareness about this. I would never have known.

  15. Thanks for sharing this. There are so many selfish and greedy politicians and people out there who don’t care about Earth, its creatures or the future of our children’s generation. Yes, we should all work to put a stop into the continuing abuse against nature and animals.

    • TBM says:

      I agree with all you said. Greedy and selfish people are destroying this wonderful place, Earth. Thanks for mention on twitter. Hopefully all of us can put a stop to this insanity.

  16. ulillala says:

    Reblogged this on My Stories and commented:
    let’s save orangutans

  17. Novroz says:

    Oh! I haven’t heard about this plan yet…well at least not in the news.
    It’s a shame if the government really do that…one thing I hate about my country is the useless and corrupted government 😦

    • TBM says:

      The more I travel the more I discover how many people are frustrated with their governments. Why can’t they listen to the people, animals, and land and not just business?

  18. The Guat says:

    Thanks for posting this, they are definitely awesome creatures. We love to hang out with them whenever we go to the zoo. I imagine it’s even more awesome in their natural habitat.

  19. we will definitely sign the petition and forward it on to families and friends. tragic these things.

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