Orangutan Foundation’s Habitat Protection Programme focuses on two extensive conservation areas, Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. These areas combined total over half a million acres of prime habitat supporting close to 5,000 orangutans.
The tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra provide far more than a home for orangutans. They are one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on Earth, providing livelihoods for local people and playing a vital role in mitigating climate change. On average, one acre of tropical forest in Indonesia stores 326 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2e), the amount generated by about 69 passenger vehicles being driven for one year.
For all these reasons, we must ensure tropical forests stay standing. For approximately £2 an acre, per year, we can continue our vital work to protect these forests. (Image: Orangutan Foundation Guard post)
SEE ORANGUTANS IN THE WILD
Indonesian Borneo Group tour - Orangutan Conservation
Join Ashley Leiman OBE, Founder & Director/Trustee of Orangutan Foundation, on this once-in-a-lifetime trip to the tropical forests of Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo & see the critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the wild. Meet the people working to save the orangutan and its forest habitat.
7 June 2020 - Click to find out more.