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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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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camera traps

Camera traps give rare glimpse of life in the wild

Some of the early images from a new research project give an unique insight into life in the rainforest. The hope is that the data will provide new knowledge about orangutans and how they cope with life in the wild after being released. A pilot study is looking into how […]

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Here are our efforts against COVID-19

Save the Orangutan, together with our Indonesian partner BOS Foundation, has launched two new initiatives to stop the spread of COVID-19. One effort will keep the infection away from the Nyaru Menteng Rehabilitation Centre, another will protect the wild orangutans and indigenous peoples of the rainforest. In Denmark, society is […]

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The fire season has begun: State of emergency declared

More than 700 fires have been identified in one of the Indonesian provinces where Save the Orangutan runs several projects. The air pollution may worsen the corona crisis in Indonesia. The Indonesian province of Central Kalimantan, where Save the Orangutan runs several projects, has now declared state of emergency after […]

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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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