This project is based on the novel ‘Running Wild’ written by Michael Morpurgo. The book is a fictional story following the adventures of a ten year old boy in the Indonesian rainforest after he is saved by an elephant from a deadly tsunami. The main themes of the book that I have focused on are deforestation and extinction. Due to the palm oil trade and many other unsustainable industries, the rainforest is being burnt down at an alarming rate, leaving the native animals without their natural habitats. The effects of deforestation along with poaching and hunting in Indonesia is causing large amounts of species to become critically endangered or extinct.