January E-News

Welcome to our January e-news bringing you news of our work to conserve the critically endangered orangutan and its forest habitat.

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Excellent recovery by orangutan Adib

Orangutan Foundation vet, Dr Dimas, has kept a close eye on the healing of Abid’s broken arm.  Two-year-old orangutan Adib fractured his arm on 16th December after he fell from a tree. Read more our blog.


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Our network of guard posts in Lamandau Wildlife Reserve and Tanjung Puting National Park are crucial in preventing illegal activities and deforestation. Staff patrol a 5km radius from the guard post. Conservation drones are used to monitor a much wider area. In the last two months only one case of illegal logging was detected. Maintaining this visible presence on the ground is essential to protecting orangutan habitat.

Find our about agro-forestry by reading our blog below.

We are working with villages on the border of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve (Indonesian Borneo) to improve livelihoods and local forest sustainability. Read more here


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In December and January, Orangutan Foundation welcomed the involvement of local high school students from Pangkalan Bun. In partnership with Tanjung Puting National Park we hosted and ran a series of activities for 70 students at Pondok Ambung Tropical Forest Research Station.  Students from Gadjah Mada University travelled to one of our guard posts in the South of the park to learn about peat swamp forests and wildlife monitoring and survey techniques.

Thank you for your continued support of our work towards a future for orangutans, forests and people.