Forest survival lessons from orangutans

The Post-release Monitoring (PRM) teams that keep an eye on the orangutans in the rainforest learn many things from observing them. For example, they find out which fruits or leaves they can eat in the rainforest. We can learn so much from orangutans. The PRM teams that observes the released […]

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World leaders negotiate new goals for biodiversity

Today, the UN Biodiversity Summit COP15 kicked off. New global targets are to be negotiated for the next 10 years of work to reverse the decline of biodiversity. Global biodiversity is in crisis. Habitat loss, climate change and pollution has led to more than a million species of animals and […]

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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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Independent Justin

Stories from the Rainforest: Independent Justin

Earlier this year, the Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team on the release site in the Kehje Sewen Forest spotted male orangutan Justin during an orangutan patrol. And Justin made one thing clear: He did not want to be followed! On all release sites the Post-Release Monitoring team observe the rehabilitated orangutans […]

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replant the rainforest

Save the Orangutan wants to replant the rainforest with new campaign

Restoring degraded rainforest is crucial for the survival of the orangutan. With the new #plant_1_2_trees campaign, Save the Orangutan wants to replant as much as 1,000 hectares of degraded rainforest. Deforestation is the biggest threat to the survival of the orangutan. In the last four decades, 80% of orangutan habitat […]

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New baby orangutan spotted

A surprise for the monitoring team: New baby orangutan spotted in the rainforest!

In late 2020, the Post-Release Monitoring team in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest made an important discovery: female orangutan Inung, released eight years prior, had become a mother! Late last year, the Post-Release Monitoring team in the Bukit Batikap Protection Forest embarked on their usual patrol to monitor orangutans, expecting […]

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survival skills

10 important survival skills orangutans need to learn

For orangutans to be able to survive in the wild it is necessary to learn a special set of survival skills. The babies learn these skills from their mother – or, if they are in Forest School, from the caretakers. Climbing, nest building and finding the right kind of food. […]

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