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Give the greatest gift in the world by conserving critically endangered orangutan, tiger, rhino and elephant habitat!

Our Story

In January, Gita Defoe and I (Danielle Da Silva) travelled to Sumatra to document the work of Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) and we quickly bonded not only with the orangutans, but with the members of this amazing team. 

PWB photographer Kristi Odom will be going out to Sumatra document the sanctuary in the near future. She has her own special connection with this project and with orangutans through her own work documenting orangutan conservation in Borneo. 

Amanda-Marie Quintino soon got involved and now here we are...

Now we have many more supporters (See Supporters) and we want you to join us!

Devastated by the alarming rates of habitat destruction and deforestation in Sumatra, we have created this group as an effort to buy and conserve around 40 hectares of rainforest land adjacent to the Gunung Leuser ecosystem so that animals (orangutan, elephants, tigers, rhino, and thousands of other species) may migrate to and from safely. The Sanctuary will also encourage and provide job alternatives (to palm oil plantation work) to locals and will hopefully inspire further conservation and reforestation efforts.

Photo by Kristi Odom.

Individual Donation Incentives (brackets indicate amount of land conserved by your donation):

$50 & under (156.25 m²)

Receive a personal thank you from us and have your name honoured at the sanctuary.

$100 (312.5 m²)

We will plant a tree in your name. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary.

$250 (625 m²)

Plant a tree in your name in or near the sanctuary land. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary and you will receive a 5"x7" print of Sumatran wildlife from one of our resident photographers.

$500  (1250 m²)

Receive a beautiful printed book of original images by PWB Photographer Gita Defoe, Danielle Da Silva or Kristi Odom. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary.

$750 (2500 m²) 

Receive a beautiful printed book of original images by PWB Photographer Gita Defoe, Danielle Da Silva or Kristi Odom AND plant a tree in your name in or near the sanctuary land. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary.

Team/Large Donation Incentives:

$5,000 (10,000 m²=equivalent of 1 football field)

Become an "Ambassador of the Sanctuary" and you are welcomed to be a featured guest for a week (airfare not included) at the sanctuary once it is complete. You also become the owner of one virtual hectare (equivalent of 1 football field) of rainforest land. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary.

$10,000  (20,000 m²=equivalent of 2 football fields)

Become a "Founder of the Sanctuary" and you are welcomed to be a featured guest for a week (airfare included) at the sanctuary once it is complete. You also become the owner of 2 virtual hectares (equivalent of 2 football fields) of rainforest land. Your name will also be honoured at the sanctuary.

***For donations of $1,000 or more, your name/organization name (if provided) will be added to a plaque that will be displayed publicly at the sanctuary.***

Why the need for a sanctuary/conservation lands?:

There is only one place in the world where you will find orangutans in the wild--and that is Indonesia, on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Sumatran rainforests (orangutan and primate habitat) are being bulldozed at an alarming rate for palm oil plantations and agriculture, threatening wild populations of Sumatran orangutan and other endangered species such as Sumatran tiger and rhino. This not only affects wildlife--it also affects people living in small villages who rely on natural water sources for sustenance. Palm plantations require so much water that they are sucking natural water aquifers dry and in some cases, it is becoming more and more necessary for small villages to order bottled water to survive.

Without your help, these lands will likely fall into the hands of palm oil plantations and other developments.

To create a palm oil plantation, the forest is chopped down and animals (such as orangutan, Tigers, elephants, and rhino) that remain or defend their territory are killed, captured or driven away. Palm plants suck up tons of water from the ground, which in turn affects people, who need water for drinking, cooking and bathing. It's not as easy as "saying no to palm oil"--not only is palm oil in countless products (often disguised in labelling as "vegetable oil"), we need to conserve and palm plantation workers need job alternatives. Conservation provides all kinds of opportunities.

The Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary will provide a natural environment and an opportunity for those orangutans, tigers, elephants, rhino and other species safe corridors to pass from one area to the next. Conserving lands is the most important gift we can bestow upon future generations.

The goal of this fundraiser:

We will raise $100,000 USD to purchase around 30-40 hectares/ 3-400,000 m²(equivalent of 30-40 football fields) of rainforest land that will be conserved as a sanctuary for wildlife and natural resources.


More about us: www.sumatranwildlifesanctuary.org

Photo by Danielle Da Silva.

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Sara
Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do, you are heroes.
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BK
Noble cause! Good luck!
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Love you!
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Melody & Nathan Keasler
Thank you for what you've already done, and what you continue to do to educate others. Keep going!
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Sarah
Good luck Mike! Such a great casue!
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Mick Horn
Happy Birthday Seester! And a happy to life to all the wonderful animals that will thrive in this section of rainforest. :)
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Aunt Gail &Uncle Bob
Happy birthday my dear niece!
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Trevor
I am so very proud of you. You are a voice for the voiceless and a true friend of the Earth. God bless. I love you, my friend!
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Eric Horn
I'm proud of you Christy!
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Deborah Peters
Christy, what an important message you are getting out. Good luck with this.
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Sasha V.
Great job in sharing your passion with the world and bring others to this amazing cause. Through our efforts, we can save these vital habitats for future generations.
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Perrysburg KeyBank Team
The Perrysburg KeyBank team is honored to help support Christy Frank and this amazing group of selfless people that are working to save a beautiful and precious part of the world and some amazing creatures that need our help to save them from becoming extinct!!! Thank you for all that you are doing!!!
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$100.00
PWB Sumatra Workshop
We are so proud to support SWS!
$5,000.00
Graciano Claro
Danielle very proud of your work.
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Anne Gattilia $100.00
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A good presentation
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Ray Khan
On behalf of Danielle Khan DaSilva
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Steve & Janie Pilkerton
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C.Dorn
Graciano Claro
Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary Fundraiser (Toronto)
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who came out to make the June 20 event at Brooklynn in Toronto a success! We are now closer to our goal thanks to you.
M Ewing $25.00
Michelle and Nathan
Sorry we couldn't make it to the fundraiser but wanted to give a little something to show we care.
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Michelle Illiatovitch $100.00
Bridget Eldridge
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Mantas Kubilinskas
Because you are awesome!
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Iryna Kruchko
Thank you, Kristi!
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Anji Martin
Thanks Kristi!!!!
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Travis Alexander Hucek
So proud Kristi!
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Juli Papikova
Kristi, can't wait to see the photos. You are the best!
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Smooches!
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mariana bucur
So happy for you!!
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Mark Phillips
Good luck, Kristi!
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$50.00
Anonymous
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$100.00
Anji Martin
This is such a wonderful thing to support and we are so honored to be able to give back a little. Thanks! Anji
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reza Marefat
hi cristi i'm reza the guy who you invited to the previous meeting, it's my donation, and i hope to see you soon for dinner ;)
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Ken Pak
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Gary Nevitt
You rock for doing this! Inspiring. :D For the Print you donated to Fearless Photographers.
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$200.00
Atul Rao $20.00
Danielle Da Silva
I'm proud to contribute as much as I can to this endeavour. <3
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Anonymous $25.00
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Anonymous
This is a gift donation on behalf of Jamie McCarthy and Laura Otolski. Very best of luck! This is a most worthy goal.
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Chris Studer
I'm proud of Amanda, Danielle and the whole team. My donation is going towards an important, sustainable initiative that is going to help the animals it touches, and by extension, our planet. I'm looking forwards to seeing them progress towards their goal.
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Tasha D.
Just a little something for now! But will definitely help more in the new year. So proud of you and the amazing things you are doing in the world! Xo
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Andrew Hercus
This is incredible!!! Keep me in the loop! If you ever want to hire an international guide let me know! :D Congratulations!
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Southorn
This is a Merry Christmas gesture to the hosts/friends of ours that we will be seeing over the holidays.
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George Draginov
I knew from the moment I met Danielle that she's going places. I have no doubt she and her friends will accomplish this goal, as I have watched her accomplish so many other goals. It brings tears to my eyes to see such a young, intelligent woman thinking about saving the world and accomplishing brave acts instead of choosing the easier, selfish route in life. I'm proud of you Danielle.
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Maria Saraiva
I'm so proud of my granddaughter Danielle. She is amazing. She has such a big heart and wants to help everyone and everything with less privilege than herself. She found her calling in this lifetime with PWB and now to help the orangutans in Sumatra. My heart is overflowing with love for my granddaughter and I wish her well on this journey.
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Celeste Da Silva
I feel that this is such a great effort that will not only benefit orangutans but also humankind. The world's rainforests are being depleted and this will affect us all when there is no clean air to breathe. Ever since Danielle came back from Sumatra she's been changed and does not stop talking about saving the orangutans and their habitat. At first, I was not aware of the problem but she educa
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Anonymous
This is the best planet we can give on this planet! Go Danielle <3
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Ashley Hassard
Best of luck Bonita! You're doing great :)
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Gabbie E.
Amanda, congratulations on this project, you are an amazing human being, and bring sunshine to everyone around you. Keep up the good work!!! <3
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Dear Old Dad
In honor of Holly and my special daughter. What a wonderful cause!
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Ruth Lockwood
Thank you for making a difference!!!
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Anonymous
So excited for you!
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Katherine Diniz
Keep it going girl! You'll be at your goal and more in no time. The world needs more people like you my fellow my Porkchop!! Bejinhos e abracos xo
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Anna Schmidt
This is fantastic, Kristi! Best wishes with this project! :)
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Good Luck with your endeavours for your special project. xo Greg and Robin
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Matt and Gita, all the best on this wonderful endeavour!
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Go Kristi!
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Anonymous
Well done Amanda! So proud of you and the work you are doing.
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Corinne
Proud of you <3
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You go girl! Save those monkeys!
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All the best AMQ!
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Wonderful.
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Anonymous
Keep up the great work!!!
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Gita Defoe
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$100.00
Chantal Da Silva
Proud to donate to this amazing initiative and keep this land out of the hands of palm oil companies.
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Ray Khan
Wishing you much success with this very worthwhile project.
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Danielle Da Silva
<3
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Anonymous
You may feel like you lost Nate, but you haven't. He's right here with you, pushing you to do amazing things like this.
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Michelle Scott
Happy Birthday Danielle! I am so proud of all of the work you are doing. You are a constant source of inspiration to me and I adore you. xoxo
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Amanda-Marie Quintino
LET'S CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR THESE AMAZING ANIMALS! <3
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