And still more orangutans to be rescued...
- Published on Monday, 19 May 2014
The Foundation is always asked ‘How is the situation – facing the orangutans?’. We answer ‘The Foundation is making progress’, in one way by working closely with villagers and oil palm companies to mitigate human-wildlife conflict.
This strategy is working, as the Foundation is called upon to rescue stranded orangutans, rather than the individuals being harmed. Within one week in April, the Field staff were called upon to translocate four orangutans that had entered villager’s farm land. One orangutan was found in a chicken farm and had eaten bananas and coconuts from the orchard on her way!
These situations must be extremely frustrating for the farmers and yet rather than injure the marauding orangutan, the local people now know that there is an alternative, and that is to call upon the Rescue Team (OF and BKSDA).