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June 22, 2017
Jakarta, June 22, 2017. Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation receives another global recognition for their dedication and commitment to saving Bornean orangutans and their habitat. In an event held in the Throne Room of the Hofburg Palace,Vienna, the official office and residence of the President of Austria, Dr. Jamartin Sihite, CEO and Jacqueline Sunderland-Groves, Deputy CEO of BOS Foundation proudly received the Animalis Edition of the World Branding Award. The Animalis Edition is the international top accolade decided by an advisory council that is made up of luminaries from the world of pet and animal care, and welfare and conservation.
Dr. Ir. Jamartin Sihite, BOS Foundation CEO said, “We are extremely honored to receive this award, in recognition of our hard work and commitment to conserving Bornean orangutans over the last 25 years. We have faced many challenges and each one of those experiences has taught us valuable lessons. We have rescued more than 2,300 orangutans over a quarter of a century, and we are still rehabilitating around 650 Bornean orangutans within our 2 rehabilitation centers for their eventual return to safe wild habitat. Our 440 highly dedicated staff work around the clock to ensure the welfare and conservation of orangutans.
We are not alone in our task. To be able to conserve nature, we must work together and now more than ever, we need everyone to join hands to safeguard our remaining forest and its wildlife. This is a global effort and wherever you are, we need to cherish and respect what nature has given us. To this end, this award is a symbol. A symbol of hope, that we, the people of this planet, will stand and work together to conserve nature.”
Founded in 1991, BOS Foundation works to save Bornean orangutans in Central and East Kalimantan provinces focusing on orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction; and the long-term conservation of wild orangutan populations and their habitat. After a decade of being unable to release orangutans back to the forest, the Foundation overcame a major challenge in securing safe wild habitat and recommenced their orangutan reintroduction program in 2012. Since then, BOS Foundation has reintroduced 282 orangutans back to forests of Borneo. BOS Foundation works together with the government of Indonesia, local communities, the private sector and conservation organisations from around the world.
The World Branding Award is an annual event organised by The World Branding Forum, a registered non-profit organisation in England and Wales. Awards are only presented to the very top household names, recognized globally and in their home countries and BOS Foundation thanks all those who supported and voted for our organization.
ABOUT BOS FOUNDATION
Founded in 1991, BOS Foundation is a non-profit Indonesian organization dedicated to the conservation of Bornean orangutans and theirnatural habitats, working together with local communities, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, and international partner organizations.
BOS Foundation currently has around 650 orangutans in two rehabilitation centres, with support from 440 highly dedicated staff and experts in the fields of primatology, biodiversity, ecology, forest rehabilitation, agroforestry, community empowerment, communications, education, and orangutan welfare. For further information, please visit www.orangutan.or.id.
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