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A Meeting with Mayang and Upi

A Meeting with Mayang and Upi

It has been a while since our last meeting with Mayang though during the middle of last month, the post-release monitoring team picked up radio tracking signals from some of our other reintroduced orangutans including Agus, Lesan and Hamzah. Unexpectedly, there was another orangutan in the area – Mayang! We were excited to observe her [...]

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Update on our Reintroduction Programs – Challenges in the field

Update on our Reintroduction Programs – Challenges in the field

The success of the BOS Foundation’s orangutan reintroduction programs, which recommenced in February 2012, has been an amazing journey for all of us. This is the first time that orangutan reintroductions in Borneo have been so thoroughly prepared for and monitored post-release and after 30 months of intensive post-release monitoring, we can confirm that the large majority [...]

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Lesta and Lewis in the Water

Lesta and Lewis in the Water

The monitoring team was happy to find Lesta and her son Lewis near Karangan Hara. They both looked very healthy and were discovered playing in the water, an activity that orangutans indulge in only when it is hot and they are thirsty. It was a scorching hot day and a few other orangutans were also [...]

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Special Week in Kehje Sewen

Special Week in Kehje Sewen

For the past two months, the activities in Kehje Sewen have been slower than usual due to Ramadhan and Idul Fitri holidays. However things have started to look up since the first week of September with some interesting events, the main one being the renaming of the Camp. New Name, New Spirit The Camp was [...]

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Our Monitoring Team and the Orangutans in Batikap

Our Monitoring Team and the Orangutans in Batikap

Each day our Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team based out of Camp Totat Jalu in the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest, are responsible for the daily monitoring of our reintroduced orangutans. During their day they are continually searching for individual radio signals which are emitted from each orangutan, and pre-select focal orangutans they are scheduled to [...]

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Haze Covers Forest School

Haze Covers Forest School

For the last few days, residents of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan have been significantly impacted by a think haze which has covered the town and surrounding area. The haze is worsening each day and is a direct result of deliberately set forest and peatland fires during this long dry season in Central Kalimantan. Daily activities are [...]

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Orphaned Orangutans Keep On Arriving

Orphaned Orangutans Keep On Arriving

In the last two months, five orphaned orangutans have been given sanctuary by the BOS Foundation rehabilitation center in Nyaru Menteng.  All of these unfortunate young orangutans were rescued from recently cleared land or residential areas and their mothers were nowhere to be seen.  Some of them were being kept as pets and one almost [...]

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PRESS RELEASE | FIVE WILD ORANGUTANS RETURN TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

PRESS RELEASE | FIVE WILD ORANGUTANS RETURN TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT

Five wild orangutans who were rescued from an oil palm plantation and residential area by the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation are translocated to an Ecosystem Restoration Concession (IUPHHK-RE) managed by PT Rimba Makmur Utama (PT. RMU), Katingan Regency, Central Kalimantan. After being cared for at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Nyaru [...]

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