RAINFOREST: LIVE - June 3rd, 2016
On June 3rd, the Orangutan Foundation will once again be taking part in the global social media event, Rainforest: Live!
The Foundation, along with numerous other wildlife conservation organisations across the world, will be live posting news, photographs and video footage straight from Indonesia’s rainforests – just for you! The purpose of this event is to bring live wildlife sightings from rainforests around the globe directly to you in the comfort of your own home, all while helping to raise awareness for the hard work done by conservationists out in the field. Last year, thanks to your support, we reached over 1.2 million people through the hashtag #rainforestlive!
Join us on social media on June 3rd for live orangutan photos, videos and more, and help us to share the hashtag #rainforestlive across the globe!
VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME 2016
*Application deadline approaching – June 3rd, 2016*
Now in its 16th year, our volunteer programme is like no other - not only will you experience essential hands-on conservation work but you will also see the endangered orangutan in its natural habitat. This year our volunteers will be taking part in a community-based project to build a new guard post in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve!
Date: 25th July - 15th August (arrival and departure dates in/out of Pangkalan Bun)
Location: Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
PATRICK ARYEE: A NEW PATRON FOR ORANGUTANS
We at the Orangutan Foundation are extremely proud to welcome wildlife presenter Patrick Aryee as our newest patron!
As a science and wildlife TV presenter, who has successful programmes with the BBC and Sky1 under his belt, Patrick is the perfect advocate for orangutan conservation. He has just returned from filming orangutans in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, so knows first-hand the work we do, as well as the struggles we continue to face.
We are incredibly grateful for his support and very much look forward to having him on board!
LAMANDAU TO BE FEATURED ON NEW WILDLIFE SERIES WITH SKY1
That’s a wrap! The Orangutan Foundation has just finished filming with Patrick Aryee and the wildlife filmmakers at Offspring Films, who have chosen the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve to be featured in their new series with Sky1!
As an addition to Sky1’s existing ‘An Amazing Animal Family’ programmes, the series will explore the eccentricities of primates living all over the globe, as well as showcase the importance of conservation.
We have had an incredible time working with both Patrick and the rest of the team at Offspring Films, and we can’t wait for all of our supporters to see the final product later this year!