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Coming to Camp

Coming to Camp

Deep in the heart of our Borneo, surrounded by primary rainforest in every direction, sits our little research camp in the Batikap Forest. This is home to our post-release monitoring team – the self-styled ‘LaskarKahiu’, or ‘Orangutan Crew’. Over the past month they’ve been welcoming many visitors to camp, starting with our new monitoring coordinator, [...]

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Berlian, Upi, and Hamzah are Thriving in the Forest

Berlian, Upi, and Hamzah are Thriving in the Forest

After searching for a long time, through almost the entire forest, it was a relief for the Post Release Monitoring team from Camp Lesik to find Berlian, Upi, dan Hamzah thriving in their natural habitat. They looked healthy and strong. Berlian was spotted crossing the Lesik River while Upi was up in the trees.  They [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: 40 Shotgun Pellets Found in an Orangutan

PRESS RELEASE: 40 Shotgun Pellets Found in an Orangutan

One more victim as a result of conflict between the oil palm industry and wildlife. The BOS Foundation in Nyaru Menteng found more than 40 shotgun pellets in the body of an adult female orangutan delivered by the Central Kalimantan Conservation of Natural Resources Authority (BKSDA) on Thursday morning. The team did not manage to [...]

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Developing Batikap

Developing Batikap

Welcome to Camp Totat Jalu, home of the Kahiu (orangutan in Dayak) Troops The Kahiu Crew or Orangutan Crew the nickname given to our Post Release Monitoring (PRM) Team who observe the orangutans we have reintroduced into Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest in Central Kalimantan from our rehabilitation center, Nyaru Menteng. The camp is located right [...]

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My Volunteer Experience at Nyaru Menteng

My Volunteer Experience at Nyaru Menteng

Every morning at Nyaru Menteng starts in the same way, with the calls of ‘Ayo’ echoing around this small patch of forest in Central Kalimantan. This is no ordinary forest, as it is home to around 550 rescued orphan orangutans, and this summer I was lucky enough to work with, and get to know the [...]

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The Aussie Assistance Program with BOS Germany Donates Equipment to RHOI and BOS Foundation

The Aussie Assistance Program with BOS Germany Donates Equipment to RHOI and BOS Foundation

The Aussie Assistance Program with support from BOS Germany has generously donated equipment to RHOI and the BOS Foundation in Samboja Lestari. Handed over a few weeks ago, the equipment includes four tranquilliser rifles, two tranquilliser guns and two emergency kits. The equipment has been allocated equally to both RHOI in the Kehje Sewen Forest [...]

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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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