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International Orangutan Day - A Day to Support One of Our Closest Relatives

The 19th August is International Orangutan Day, a day to recognise the dangers facing the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry.

Dora was confiscated from a Buddhist monastery in North Sumatra in 2011 when she was three years old. Recently she has been transferred to the orangutan reintroduction centre in 2013 and is being trained for release into the wild. She is attending regular forest training sessions and she is very act.. Read More

"The challenge: 900kms accross Borneo, $100,000 in raised funds."
Trans Borneo Challenge 2014

10 individuals will embark on a 25 day, 900km, trek through Borneo to raise awareness for and to help protect the orangutan species.

The Trans Borneo Challenge is into its second year in 2014 and is aiming to raise over $100 000 for orangutan conservation projects and awareness for the dwindling species globally. The challenge involves 10 people trekking over 900km across Borneo from East to West for 25 days total. The challe.. Read More

"Seroja was very weak, dirty and inactive when she was confiscated. She is now housed at the Batu Mbelin Quarantine Centre and is has a chance at survival"
Save the Sumatran Orangutan from Extinction

Some of the richest and most biodiverse forests in Indonesia will soon be opened up for commercial exploitation under a plan drafted by the new government of Aceh.

The proposed spatial plan puts two huge forest conservation areas under threat. Nationally protected by Indonesian law, the 2.6 million-hectare tropical Leuser Ecosystem has been identified as one of the “world’s most irreplaceable protected areas” and is rapidly gaining suppor.. Read More

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