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Press Release | The Visit of the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia to the BOS Foundation Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari

Press Release | The Visit of the U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia to the BOS Foundation Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari

Samboja Lestari, East Kalimantan, April 22, 2014.  The United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Robert Blake, visits the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS Foundation) Orangutan Reintroduction Program in Samboja Lestari on April 22, 2014. The one day visit is a part of his trip within East Kalimantan and an embodiment of his concern for environmental issues [...]

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9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 3: A Good Day to Do Good Work

9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 3: A Good Day to Do Good Work

After successfully releasing four orangutans yesterday, today the BOS Foundation at Nyaru Menteng continued the orangutan release activities by sending eight orangutans into Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. Just like yesterday, the Release Team was on standby since 4.30 am at the Quarantine Enclosure – Midway 3. Today we would release eight orangutans, divided into two [...]

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9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 2: Four Orangutans Return to Their True Home

9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 2: Four Orangutans Return to Their True Home

Today, 19 April 2014, four orangutans finally departed from Nyaru Menteng and started their journey to Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. These four orangutans are Slamet, Kacio, Olympia, and Miss Owen. Their Journey Home Begins! It was still dark when the Release Team started their activities today. At 4.30 am, the Medical Team and Technicians arrived [...]

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9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 1: Let’s Start in East Kalimantan!

9th Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Release, Day 1: Let’s Start in East Kalimantan!

Orangutan release is never a simple thing. There are many criteria – both national and international – that we have to follow. One of them is ensuring that orangutans are released in areas of their origin, according to their sub-species. It means East Kalimantan orangutans must therefore be released in East Kalimantan. Central Kalimantan orangutans [...]

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[PRESS RELEASE] The BOS Foundation in Nyaru Menteng Release 12 Orangutans in Commemoration of Earth Day

[PRESS RELEASE] The BOS Foundation in Nyaru Menteng Release 12 Orangutans in Commemoration of Earth Day

Earth Day which is observed on April 22 around the globe, is commemorated by the BOS Foundation in Nyaru Menteng by releasing 12 orangutans to their natural habitat in the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest, Central Kalimantan. In conjunction with this event, the BOS Foundation is also translocating five orangutans from its rehabilitation center in Samboja [...]

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Nyaru Menteng 9th Orangutan Release Candidate Profiles

Nyaru Menteng 9th Orangutan Release Candidate Profiles

In the near future, 12 more orangutans will be living in Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. They are from Orangutan Reintroduction Center at Nyaru Menteng who will be reintroduced into the forest on April, 19 and 20 2014. Here are their profiles. REHABILITANT Rehabilitants are orangutans who were rescued at a very young age and/or had [...]

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Kesi, Ruthie, and Nody Enter “University”!

Kesi, Ruthie, and Nody Enter “University”!

We are delighted to share this news with you, especially those of you who have been kind enough to have adopted Ruthie, Nody, and Kesi. These three orangutans have graduated from Forest School and are now going through the last learning phase on our pre-release island, Palas. After the successful release of 20 orangutans into [...]

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10 Orangutans from Samboja Lestari are Going Home! (Part 3 – End)

10 Orangutans from Samboja Lestari are Going Home! (Part 3 – End)

March 22, 2014 | Orangutan Release Day 3 The first eight orangutans were returned to their true home in the Kehje Sewen Forest on March 20, 2014. But due to bad weather conditions, Kent and Wani had to stay overnight in Muara Wahau. Today, after a full assessment, the weather was deemed safe for the B3 helicopter to finally fly the two orangutans back to their [...]

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