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Baby Orangutan Rescued

Baby Orangutan Rescued

A baby orangutan was rescued and brought to the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre on August 9. The rescued male orangutan is in quarantine and is after circumstances in good health. Just after midnight on 9 August, the wildlife rescue team from the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) delivered […]

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New climate report from the UN highlights seriousness of climate crisis

The UN’s International Panel on Climate Change published a report on Monday, assessing the latest climate research. And it does not look good. Temperatures are rising faster than before, the sea levels are rising and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent. The IPCC report can be called the world’s […]

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Orangutans in Borneo lose muscle

New research: Orangutans in Borneo lost muscle during fruit shortage

A new study shows that the muscle mass of Bornean orangutans was significantly lower during periods when less fruit was available. Habitat destruction and threats connected to climate change makes the situation even more challenging.  Habitat loss is one of the biggest threats to the orangutans in Borneo, declared critically […]

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7 reasons why we should take care of the rainforests

Many unique species, such as the orangutan, can be found in Borneo’s magnificent rainforests. But the tropical rainforests around the world are not only home to thousands of species – they also have many important traits that are lost if the rainforests disappear. Here we take a look at a […]

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The first day in the wild

The first day in the wild for the released orangutans

The Post-Release Monitoring team can now share their observations from the first day in the wild for the seven recently released orangutans. In early June, seven orangutans were released in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). Now we have some more details to share about the Post-Release Monitoring […]

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seven orangutans released

Seven orangutans released after successful rehabilitation

When orphaned orangutans have gone through a successful rehabilitation process, they are ready to be released into the wild. Seven orangutans reached the end of their rehabilitation journey last week. Amber, Barlian, Darryl, Reren, Suayap, Randy, and Unggang. These are the seven orangutans who have spent the last few years […]

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Three Orangutan Mothers Reunited

The Post-Release monitoring team were lucky to spot three orangutan mothers with their infants reunited in the Kehje Sewen Forest in April. All of the orangutans seemed to be doing well. Orangutans live semi-solitary lives. This means that they spend most of the time alone – if they do not […]

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Replanting the Rainforest

With the campaign #plant_1_2_trees, we focus on replanting degraded rainforest areas for the future of orangutan. But what does the replanting efforts entail? Deforestation is the biggest threat to the survival of the orangutan. Every day, rainforests are cleared and in the last four decades, 80% of orangutan habitat has […]

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