Director Ashley visits Reintroduction Camps (Low level of Lamandau River)
- Published on Wednesday, 29 October 2014
On the 27th of October 2014, Director Ashley Leiman OBE was with staff, attempting to visit one of our release camps. It was difficult to get there because there has been so little rain, meaning river access took hours instead of minutes! The team got to Camp JL eventually, but we hope rain will fall soon, so all our camps are more accessible. These are just some of the logistics that comes with working in the field!
The Orangutan Foundation has been supporting the orangutan reintroduction programme in the protected Lamandau Wildlife Reserve since 2000. It is one of the few places in Indonesia where translocated and rescued orangutans can be released in the wild. A veterinary clinic has been established at Camp Gemini, one of the six orangutan release camps in the reserve.
All the orangutans that are rescued and released are treated for parasitic worm infections and are given a full health check to minimise the risk of disease transmission to the wild.