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Game Night Movie Fundraiser for The Orangutan Project
 7 Mar, 2018 - 7 Mar, 2018
 Wed 6:00pm - Wed 8:30pm
 Benjamin Way
  Belconnen, ACT

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Gather some friends and join us for a hilarious evening watching "Game Night", the new comedy about a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights and find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery! Starring Jesse Plemons, Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman. There will be a lucky door prize, a raffle and wildlife merchandise for sale. You will enjoy ultimate comfort at HOYTS Belconnen with their powered recliner seats! There is a Candy Bar as well Artie's Bar & Cafe for hot food, coffee or a delicious cocktail (not included in ticket price). Movie starts at 6:30pm.

Your support will help us reach our target of $2,000 to fund a Wildlife Protection Unit to patrol and protect critically endangered orangutans, tigers and elephants in the extraordinary rainforests of Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra, Indonesia. Our target to raise $2,000 will enable The Orangutan Project's rangers to patrol 26 square kilometres for a year!

While it’s recognised as a rare treasure for its exceptional diversity of life, the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem is under enormous threat. Bukit Tigapuluh National Park, which was established in 1995, covers only 42 per cent of the landscape. The remainder of the rainforest is unprotected and attractive to developers keen to expand rubber and palm oil plantations. 

The Wildlife Protection Units have been highly successful in deterring illegal activities within the National Park including logging. They are responsible for educating local people about laws against poaching wildlife, gathering information about illegal activities and reporting these to the Forestry police and collecting wildlife data.

Local people are employed as members of the Wildlife Protection Units, giving good employment opportunities to local people and increasing the profile of Sumatran orangutans, tigers and elephants and their important role to balance the ecosystem. 

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The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 by founder and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, as a result of his 25+ year career working with orangutans - including establishing the most successful breeding colony of orangutans in the world. The Orangutan Project was formed with a key mission; to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species would be protected against extinction, and would continue to live in secure populations for generations to come. Today, The Orangutan Project is a dynamic, fast-growing and successful not-for-profit organisation that supports a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing remaining fragmented orangutan populations - including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level.  The projects funded by The Orangutan Project not only include direct orangutan conservation, such as orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs, but also forest habitat protection and regeneration, education, research and local community partnerships. Tying funding into direct outcomesfor the species has enabled The Orangutan Project to partner with the majority of orangutan conservation projects operating on the ground today in Borneo and Sumatra.

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