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Upi Loves Kedondong Fruit

Upi Loves Kedondong Fruit

Remember our story about Upi staring at something perching up high in a Meranti tree near Camp Lesik? At the time we had assumed that she was only looking around the camp area. It turns out that she was on to something much more interesting! As we observed her, she sat unmoving on top of [...]

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An Encounter with 5 Guardians of the Kehje Sewen Forest

An Encounter with 5 Guardians of the Kehje Sewen Forest

It was such a joy to see 5 special orangutans; Mona, Berlian, Hamzah, Leke and Upi, during our patrol last week. Mona was found feeding on forest fruits up in the tree tops. Seeing us coming close she paused and climbed down and walked towards. We however tried to keep our distance and managed to [...]

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Christmas and New Year at Kehje Sewen

Christmas and New Year at Kehje Sewen

While the world was busy planning their year-end celebrations the Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team in Kehje Sewen was diligently conducting their routine monitoring of released orangutans in the Kehje Sewen Forest, East Kalimantan. The patrol began before sunset and luckily we bumped into Casey and Hamzah not too far from the campsite. They seemed [...]

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English Course Today!

English Course Today!

A free English lesson straight from a Brit? Who would say no? Balikpapan – Early November last year, the Samboja Lestari (SL) Rehabilitation Center received a volunteer from the United Kingdom, a professional English teacher and an advertising consultant by the name of Sam Ridout. His CV attracted us to request his help through giving [...]

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Meeting Acul Again

Meeting Acul Again

Acul was one of the teenage male orangutans released on 18 March 2014. But agile Acul quickly disappeared far into the forest only a few days after his release, beyond the reach of our PRM Team. After months of searching, we finally found Acul again on 15 October. We were very happy to meet him [...]

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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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