Articles by: svangsgaard

Do you know if your wellies are orangutan-safe?

Natural rubber is used in various everyday products such as rubber bands, wellies, and car tyres. Despite its name, a sustainable and ‘natural’ rubber manufacture is not a given. More often than not, rubber is manufactured without any regards for nature, wildlife, or the manufacturers themselves. The inconsiderate manufacturing procedures […]

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The first six reintroductions of 2019

On the 13th of March, the first six reintroductions of 2019 were carried out in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). The reintroductions are the results of Save the Orangutan and BOS Foundation’s efforts to reintroduce as many orangutans as possible to the rainforest, or to move them to […]

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New human-orangutan conflict mitigation project

One of the greatest threats against the orangutan is the expanding palm oil industry, which is the main motor force behind the severe deforestation of Borneo’s rainforest. Rainforest clearing forces the orangutan out of its natural habitat and in closer contact with humans. The human-orangutan encounters often result in tragic […]

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World Wetlands Day emphasises the importance of peat forests

The 2nd of February is the official #WorldWetlandsDay celebrated by global environmental organisations and institutions similar to the UN. At Save the Orangutan, we could not agree more in its emphasis on the valuable peatlands covering approximately 3% of our globe. This type of land includes the peat forest in […]

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What 2018 taught us about the world’s attitude to forests

Another year has passed, and it is time to reflect on the events of the past year. Forest protection and conservation for the benefit of the wild orangutan populations is one of Save the Orangutan’s core missions. A lot has happened both on a global scale and locally on Borneo […]

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Even an orangutan needs some ‘me time’

BOS Foundation’s monitoring team from Camp Totat Jalu observed the released orangutans Compost and Sifa a few months ago. The monitoring is a routine part of the efforts in the Bukit Batikap protected forest, which is used as a release site for rehabilitated orangutans. This curious story reveals that interactions […]

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Update from TNBBBR: Alba is thriving

Alba, the world’s only albino orangutan, was released into the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) in Central Kalimantan, Borneo a month ago. The first report from our partner BOS Foundation reveals she is thriving. Alba is doing well in the forest. This is the conclusion on the daily […]

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Food is the Alpa and Omega in the rainforest

Aside from managing reintroductions to the rainforest and monitoring rehabilitated orangutans in the Kehje Sewen forest, BOS Foundation also conducts regular surveys of plants, fruits, and food trees. The surveys are conducted to evaluate whether the rainforest areas can sustain its wildlife, including its orangutans. The surveys are critical to […]

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Rungan River: ‘New land’ for Save the Orangutan

Borneo, Central Kalimantan: Indigenous communities receiving help to protect their forest and the habitat of up to 3000 wild orangutans. Since January of 2018, Save the Orangutan has focused on a new project in the area around Rungan River in the northern part of Central Kalimantan. The project is carried […]

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Video: Alba’s and Kika’s release

After a long and demanding journey, the team behind Alba’s and Kika’s release reached their destination on the 19th of December. The team arrived at the predetermined location in TNBBBR on the morning of the 19th, and they could open up the transportation cage after the two orangutans had had […]

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