Articles by: svangsgaard

IUCN: The orangutan remains critically endangered

A recent update to the IUCN Red List, which assesses the extinction threat to species around the world, paints a grim picture with no improvement to any species’ situation. The recent update to the IUCN Red List brings grim news about the situation of our global wildlife. No species included […]

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Orangutan no. 400 to be released!

402 orangutans. That is the total number of orangutans Save the Orangutan’s Indonesian partner BOS Foundation have released to free and natural surroundings come the end of this week. Meet the four orangutans who have embarked on their journey from the rehabilitation centre to the release site in Kehje Sewen […]

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Good post-release news from the Kehje Sewen forest

We have received good news from the post-monitoring team in East Kalimantan regarding the four orangutans Komo, Petak, Gino, and Zakir, who were released just a few weeks ago. As soon as the transport cage is opened and an orangutan steps into freedom in the protected rainforest area, the post-monitoring […]

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103 orangutans freed in East Kalimantan

Six orangutans have recently been re-granted their freedom in East Kalimantan, bringing the total number of released orangutans in the Kehje Sewen forest to 103 since 2012. However, there is a limit to how many orangutans can make the protected area their home. Permission to expand the area is now […]

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Rescued orphaned orangutans in recovery

In the last few months alone, no less than four orphaned orangutans have been rescued and brought to the two rehabilitation centres in Borneo supported by Save the Orangutan. Weakened, dehydrated, severely malnourished, and skin abrasions all over. Four orphaned orangutans were in a terrible condition when they were rescued […]

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Robert – a free orangutan on life’s journey

Active with a healthy appetite and an appreciation of a balanced diet in the forest. Those are some of the behavioural traits applicable to the released orangutan Robert, who the monitoring team had the opportunity to observe last week in East Kalimantan. From South to North and back again. Robert […]

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New islands and freedom for more orangutans

Six new islands which will regrant up to 12 adult orangutans their freedom in natural surroundings. That is the plan for a new area of land, to which access rights have been obtained with support from Save the Orangutan. 17.5 hectares. That is the size of the land BOS Foundation […]

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New efforts in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

The two release sites Bukit Batikap and Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) have transformed the efforts to protect the orangutan in Central Kalimantan. With Save the Orangutan’s support, the two protected areas allow our partner BOS Foundation to achieve impressive results in terms of establishing a self-sustaining and […]

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Justin the orangutan on a rainforest excursion

On a rare sunny day in the Kehje Sewen forest in East Kalimantan, the monitoring team recently had the opportunity to follow one of the released orangutans at a close distance. The last few months have been quite wet in the Kehje Sewen forest in East Kalimantan, which is used […]

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Samboja Lestari: Last hope for mother and offspring

After their arrival at the Samboja Lestari rehabilitation centre in East Kalimantan, the orangutan Jubaedah and her 2-year-old offspring Jubaedi are doing well, all things considering. But the mother’s health is still far from good. 25 kg. That was all the 20-year-old orangutan Jubaedah weighed when recently she and her […]

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