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World-Renowned Orangutan Conservationist Coming to New York

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It’s an alarming fact to read, but the truth is, we only have ten years left in order to save orangutans from extinction. And to help raise awareness of the problem, and share ideas on how we can counteract the damage already done, world-renowned scientist and conservationist Leif Cocks is holding talks, on behalf of The Orangutan Project, in New York on Tuesday 12 July. 

The Orangutan Project

This particular event date is part of a series that Cocks, Founder of conservation organisation, The Orangutan Project, is giving around the world, bringing people together with a common goal of securing a sustainable future.

“There are so many reasons to be hopeful – despite being in the midst of an extinction crisis,” Cocks said. “The Orangutan Project is at the forefront of action and change, working directly with partners on the ground in Borneo and Sumatra, and guests on Tuesday, 12 July will get a deeper understanding of how protecting rainforests will safeguard wildlife and create a more sustainable world for us all.”

Within his talks, Cocks will be giving insight into the battle we face in order to protect some of the planet’s remaining rainforest ecosystems, as well as how we can make meaningful changes for the future of the planet and all living beings.

Environmental Intervention

“Without urgent intervention, in 10 years, orangutans may be doomed to extinction,” Cocks added. “That’s why I’m heading to New York, where I’ll share my vision about what people can do, right now, to get involved and make a meaningful difference.”

The event titled, “A future we can believe in with Leif Cocks,” will be held on 12 July from 6pm, at the 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, and includes a three-course vegan meal.

In addition to the above, a special guest – Writer, Tech Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist, Christen O’Brien will be joining Cocks for an extended Q&A from her position as Advocate for The Orangutan Project.  The whole event is being emceed by Standup Comedian, Writer, and Host Ophira Eisenberg, who is known for hosting NPR’s National Comedy Trivia radio show and podcast Ask Me Another. He has also appeared on TV shows including The Late Late Show, Comedy Central, and The Today Show.

For more information and ticket reservations, head to the Orangutan Project website.

For more information, or to reserve your ticket, visit The Orangutan Project events booking page

Alice Soule
Alice Soule is a Writer and Editor, and graduated with a BA in Social Policy. She is passionate about veganism and animal rights but equally has a love of sports, reading, and drinking tea. Alice is a perpetual dreamer and recently finished writing her first novel. As yet to be published...because she's already dreaming up the next story...