Archive for August, 2020

A race against time

A race against time: Saving the Rungan forest

In the Rungan Forest, Save the Orangutan and Borneo Nature Foundation are working to develop the local community and help indigenous peoples obtain the rights to manage the forest. This is done in a race against an industrial development that is clearing the rainforest in a fast pace. The first […]

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Observing Vista and Vee

Observing Vista and Vee in the TNBBBR National Park

Save the Orangutan has invested in improving the post-release monitoring efforts  further in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR). One day in the rainforest, the post-release monitoring team found orangutan mother Vista and her baby Vee, both released in 2018. Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) is one […]

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Land rights – a key element in nature conservation

It is good for the rainforest to be managed by indigenous people, with their local knowledge. However, plantations are slowly taking over the forest, hectare by hectare, and it is a difficult and protracted task to obtain the rights to the land. For that reason, Save the Orangutan and our […]

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camera traps

Camera traps give rare glimpse of life in the wild

Some of the early images from a new research project give an unique insight into life in the rainforest. The hope is that the data will provide new knowledge about orangutans and how they cope with life in the wild after being released. A pilot study is looking into how […]

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