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Phenology and the Mysterious Long Call

Phenology and the Mysterious Long Call

A phenology data collection expedition was organized by the PRM team a few months ago with the intention of looking for orangutans and collecting post-release monitoring data once the phenology work was completed. Keeping this in mind the team went equipped with the necessary gear including camera, binoculars, tent and tarpaulin. The team arrived at [...]

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PRESS RELEASE | #ClimbForOrangutan: Save Orangutans Now or They Will Disappear Forever!

PRESS RELEASE | #ClimbForOrangutan: Save Orangutans Now or They Will Disappear Forever!

Jakarta, 6 November 2014 – Every day orangutans are losing their habitat through forest encroachment and conversion. Previously living peacefully in their forest home, orangutans now have to forage further for food. Often they wander into plantations or human settlements in their desperate search for food leading to unavoidable conflict between humans and orangutans. Orangutans [...]

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Cilik and Mita’s Friendship

Cilik and Mita’s Friendship

Last August, Cilik, Cindy’s first son, ventured far away to the top of OPJ Hill, around 700 m ASL and left his mother and  baby brother Riwut behind. Cilik, who had been released in November 2013 has gained many new experiences during his explorations and based on the observation by the Monitoring Team, he is [...]

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Naughty Noel

Naughty Noel

In the recent month Noel had given us quite a headache. He was often seen wandering around the camp in Kehje Sewen Forest and attempting to loot our camp, especially during the day when most technicians were monitoring other orangutans in the forest. But finally in the beginning of September, we managed to evacuate Noel [...]

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Saving Madara

Saving Madara

Madara was separated from his mother, kept as pet and almost sold on the illegal pet trade.  Fortunately a good man stepped in and saved him from this terrible fate and handed him over to the BOS Foundation team in Nyaru Menteng. Saved from the pet-trade Iwa, an official with the Transportation Agency in Central [...]

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Long’s Love for Arief

Long’s Love for Arief

Almost all orangutan babies who arrive with us are orphaned. Many of these infants are all too often traumatized as they were brutally separated from their mothers during their illegal capture. These orphaned orangutan babies then need go through a long rehabilitation process and be taken care of and nurtured by surrogate mothers; our dedicated [...]

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Join #ClimbForOrangutan and Help Save Orangutans!

Join #ClimbForOrangutan and Help Save Orangutans!

You can make a difference right now by showing your support for orangutan conservation and joining our new and exciting awareness initiative.  It’s simple! When forests are destroyed how are orangutans supposed to survive? Are we going to have to tell our grandchildren that orangutans became extinct because of the actions of our generation? Show [...]

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Meeting the Dashing, Acul

Meeting the Dashing, Acul

The latest observations carried out by the Monitoring Team have provided some great insights into how our orangutans, including Acul, Mayang, Yayang and Sayang, Leke, Hamzah and Casey are all progressing. Whilst the Team was conducting their daily patrols in the Gunung Belah area, they heard a long-call. The sound came from the east and [...]

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