For 30 years Leif Cocks has worked to improve the welfare of orangutans in captivity and secure their survival in the wild. As Founder of The Orangutan Project, he’s recognised globally as an expert in his field and is a passionate campaigner for conservation. In his latest book, Orangutans. My Cousins, My Friends Leif shares his personal journey, which led him to dedicate his life to the survival of this Critically Endangered species.
Sharing some of the captivating, often challenging stories of his work with orangutans, Leif explains the key philosophies underpinning the work of The Orangutan Project, and the fundamental behavioural shifts we must make if we’re to avoid the imminent extinction of our remarkable cousins. Part memoir, part philosophical discussion, part scientific case for conservation and 100% a call to action – Leif’s book will inspire and inform… and it may just change the way you act.