Ben Fogle’s Sarawak Adventures – orangutan conservation

Today I wanted to share the second of Ben Fogle’s Sarawak adventure videos.

I’m flying out to Ethiopia this weekend, and in the run up to trip I’ve been forced to think a lot about stuff that’s going on outside my cosy little comfort zone.

This video is so easy to watch and think ‘Ahhh, that’s nice, cute orangutans wrestling with each other…’ without really getting your head around the idea that this is actually A Thing, happening right now. Animals and their habitats are being threatened or destroyed every day, all over the world, and it’s only because there are people who are prepared to take that reality on board and do something about it that our world is still as rich and diverse as it is.*

*I fear this could be it – when I get back from Ethiopia I am going to just be ranting every day about global injustices. You’d better get used to it.



  1. 6 March, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    I visited the orangutans in Sarawak. It’s an amazing experience if you ever get it. One actually did a wee on my head which must be lucky!!
    Hope the trip goes well. Good luck and happy travels

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      9 March, 2013 / 9:49 am

      I was nervous, but have woken up this morning really excited! I think it’s because my passport finally arrived :-)

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