Year 8 students at Pymble Ladies’ College were inspired by a presentation given by Daniel and William Clarke on their quest to help save the orangutan population at the College on 13 August.
Daniel and William reflected on the issues facing the orangutan and its habitat and helped the students understand the issues around illegal logging, western society’s demand for palm oil and the ways in which they can help save the orangutan.
The presentation included a video of baby orangutans and some of the antics of the larger adult orangutans. Daniel and Williams were impressed by the student’s questions during the presentation with the students seeking information on orangutans, palm oil plantations in Australia and what palm oil is used for. Daniel and William Clarke live in Sydney and share a passion to save the orangutan in Borneo and Sumatra. So far the boys have raised over $600,000 to save the orangutan and have been actively promoting the orangutan’s story throughout the media.
Daniel and Williams have produced a book, Tears in the Jungle, after they travelled through Borneo to see the orangutans in the wild.