Less than 500 Sumatran elephants exist in the wild today. Due to the devastating impact of the palm oil industry, Sumatra’s rainforests are being destroyed at an alarming rate, causing the loss of natural habitat for many wildlife species, and creating easier opportunities for poaching.

They are now critically endangered, and palm oil is largely to blame. Because of all this, places like the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary have become a necessity in order to help protect land and wildlife.

Come join Hiraeth Diaries on September 8 at Slate Studio for a fundraiser event. Complimentary drinks and snacks will be provided, all palm oil-free. Images will be on display and for sale, and raffle prizes will be available as well. The night will end with a presentation featuring images and stories captured in Sumatra, giving you a deeper look into the affects of palm oil, the stories of people fighting to end deforestation, and learn more about what you can do to help.

All proceeds will be donated to the Sumatran Wildlife Sanctuary. Tickets are limited, so reserve your seats today!