Rehabilitation, reintroductions to the wild, replanting, and much more
Recent years have offered many solid results. For instance, 2017 became the year in which the most rehabilitated orangutans were reintroduced to the rainforest in Borneo. No fewer than 75 orangutans returned to their natural habitat. In 2018, we reintroduced 54 orangutans to the wild via our Indonesian partner BOS Foundation.
In 2017, we successfully restored 43 hectares of degraded forest in the Mawas area with approximately 50,000 seedlings in cooperation with five local village groups. These seedlings will grow to become new small trees. Another 30 hectares were restored in 2018. During both 2017 and 2018, our partner also blocked several drainage canals to re-wet the peat moss. Consequently, the Mawas area can better support the lives of the 2,500+ wild orangutans within the area in the future.