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The first known case of COVID-19 among great apes

The first known case of COVID-19 among great apes confirmed

On Monday it was confirmed that up to eight gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have contracted the coronavirus. Save the Orangutan is following the development closely. Ever since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, experts and NGO’s have expressed concern about the risk of the corona virus […]

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Released orangutan Signe has given birth to baby

Released orangutan Signe has given birth to baby in the wild

Earlier this month, the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team made an important discovery: The released orangutang Signe had given birth to a baby! Earlier in November, the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team in the Kehje Sewen Forest was preparing for a day of patrolling and observing orangutans in the forest. They keep […]

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Meet Nyaru Menteng’s two new residents: Jeni and Alexander

During late summer, the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre received two new infant orangutans. Both of the infants had lost their mothers and therefore became a part of the rehabilitation program. Two baby orangutans were earlier this year rescued by the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency’s (BKSDA) wildlife rescue team […]

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12 orangutans rescued in 2020

12 orangutans rescued in 2020

In 2020, 12 orangutans have been rescued by the authorities and our partner BOS Foundation. Of these, 7 were rescued after the pandemic hit and therefore the team followed special procedures. Among the rescued orangutans are Jeni and Alexander who now live at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. The year […]

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Forest fires in the time of corona

Forest fires have major consequences for the rainforest, biodiversity and the climate. This year, the fires can also have consequences for those infected with the coronavirus in Indonesia and neighboring countries.  Save the Orangutan has, together with our partners, taken several preventive measures to prepare for the dry season. Forest […]

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Nobri gave birth to the first wild-born baby of 2020

Nobri gave birth to the first wild-born baby of 2020

Female orangutan Nobri was born at a pre-release island in 2005 and was raised to be a completely independent orangutan. In 2016, she was released in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest and earlier this year she was spotted with an infant, the first wild-born baby of the year. It is […]

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UN report: None of the biodiversity targets are met

The UN has published the fifth report of the overview of the state of nature worldwide. The report shows that many species are still facing unparalleled extinction rates and that none of the international biodiversity targets, the Aichi biodiversity targets, have been met. In 2010, 20 objectives to safeguard ecosystems […]

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A race against time

A race against time: Saving the Rungan forest

In the Rungan Forest, Save the Orangutan and Borneo Nature Foundation are working to develop the local community and help indigenous peoples obtain the rights to manage the forest. This is done in a race against an industrial development that is clearing the rainforest in a fast pace. The first […]

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