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Observing Vista and Vee

Observing Vista and Vee in the TNBBBR National Park

Save the Orangutan has invested in improving the post-release monitoring efforts  further in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). One day in the rainforest, the post-release monitoring team found orangutan mother Vista and her baby Vee, both released in 2018. Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) is one […]

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Bamboo gives indigenous handicrafts new life

As part of a project aiming at strengthening the cultural identity of indigenous people, Dayak Wehea women were invited to a handicrafts training session earlier this year. Amongst other things, they were taught to use the sustainable raw material bamboo in their traditional handicrafts. Bags, hats, figurines, machete sheats and […]

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Dayak Wehea

The importance of culture for the Dayak Wehea tribe

The indigenous people of the Dayak Wehea tribe in the Indonesian part of Borneo (Kalimantan), are experiencing increased marginalization as they are losing the rights to their land. A new project has been developed with the goal of strengthening their cultural heritage and community of value and in this way […]

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News about Alba the albino orangutan

The Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team came across a very special orangutan last week: Alba, the only known albino orangutan, who was released in December 2018. In April 2017 something historic happened. A very special orangutan was saved from a life as an illegal pet in a village in Central […]

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Into the wild: Three orangutans released

On February 17 three orangutans had reached the end of a long rehabilitation process and were returned to the wild. In addition to the release a new post-release monitoring camp was inaugurated. Three orangutans have successfully completed a lengthy rehabilitation process through Forest School, culminating in a stay on a […]

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The first rescue of the year

At the end of January, a small baby orangutan was rescued and taken to the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. The rescued male orangutan has received treatment and is currently in quarantine. A joint team from our Indonesian partner BOS Foundation and the Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) recently […]

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The first release of the year

A male and two female orangutans were released last week in the TNBBBR National Park, after years of rehabilitation. For the first time in 2020, three rehabilitated orangutans have been released into the wild. As always, these orangutans have been rescued and rehabilitated at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre. Here, […]

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Final release of 2019 – 11 orangutans return home

Closing the year on a high note, Save the Orangutan’s partner BOS Foundation released another 9 rehabilitated orangutans. Furthermore, two wild orangutans have been translocated to safety. The cages were opened one final time in 2019 and 11 orangutans rushed out and eagerly climbed up the nearest trees. This marked […]

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17 orangutans return to the wild

During the last weeks of the year, one of the biggest efforts in 2019 has been carried out: 17 rehabilitated orangutans have recently been released back to the wild. All orangutans have undergone a long rehabilitation process at the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, where they’ve learned to survive as wild […]

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Mother and son return to the wild

Three orangutans have now started a new life outside the rehabilitation centre. Among them are mother Jubaedah and her little son Jubaedi. On the 12th of November, a charming little orangutan family began their journey towards the southern part of the Kehje Sewen Forest. This was where they were to […]

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