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AfA opposes unsustainable volunteering programme at Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

It has been brought to our attention by our good friends at Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia that each month, British company Travellers Worldwide sends up to 12 unqualified, paying individuals to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC) to take part in the ‘rehabilitation’ of rescued or recovering orangutans.

Whilst at first glance, or to the untrained eye, this programme may appear to have the best of intentions, FOTO Malaysia have been researching this issue deeply for a long time and have found that the programme does has something of a dark underbelly.