Thanks to massive help from our SOS Borneo partners and other donors, it looks like our re-planting project is making faster progress than expected. We have therefore upgraded our goals for the area size of the re-planting, from 123 acres by the end of 2017, to 172 hectares.
New re-planting area is being prepared
Canals are blocked and the forest is protected
In 2016, Save the Orangutan cooperated with BOS Mawas to block 27 canals in a project sponsored by the Aage V. Jensen Charity Foundation. The work on blocking the canals has received great interest from locals in the villages in Mawas as well as in Denmark, where we have received further donations for canal blockings from several foundations. With this support, Save the Orangutan and BOS Mawas have blocked another 4 canals in Mawas in January.
You can read more about our work to protect and restore the rainforest here >>
Thank you for your support in re-planting Borneo’s rainforest, and for helping secure, that the island’s unique animal species also have a rainforest home in the future.
Did you know that by supporting SOS Borneo, you are not only securing more rainforest and saving orangutan habitat? Many of the forest areas that SOS Borneo focus on is in peatlands, which contains up to 20 times more CO2, than normal rainforests! Read more about peatland here >>