Monthly Archives: December 2007

Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ)

The last time I wrote, I talked about Mr Sehat from the Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine (OCCQ). I thought you might like to learn a little more about the Centre and what goes on there. The OCCQ is located in a village on the outskirts of Pangkalan Bun and is where we receive orphaned, […]

Thank you

We would like to thank you all for your support and encouragment, made through comments or donations, since we started on wildlife direct about a month ago. Please know that I will pass on all comments to Mr Sehat and Mr Tigor. We have been thrilled with the response that we have received so far!! […]

Camp Mangkong

A quick blog to let you know about a very good day. But first the background. About a month or so ago we removed some illegal loggers from the Mangkong River and subsequently we built the guard post there – the post which flooded. I accompanied a follow-up patrol to make sure there was no […]

Action Plan for National Conservation of Orangutans launched in Bali.

Thank you F.J.Pechir for your comment about the new Action Plan to save orangutans – we are also very hopeful. On Monday 10th December important and promising news, for the future of the orangutan and its habitat, came from the United Nations Climate Change Conference , in Bali Indonesia. The Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, […]

Orangutans play their part in reducing GHG emissions…. Do You?

Please see the report below from Togu Simorangkir, Chairman of Yayorin, the Orangtan Foundation’s partner organisation. Orangutan Foundation and Yayorin joined the Indonesian Forestry Parallel Event on United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference COP 13 Bali, Indonesia, December 2007. Indonesia is currently hosting one of the most important world events: the United Nations Framework Climate […]


Last week, we were surprised to receive an invitation to a “Public Consultation on the results of a survey of the Population, Distribution and Habitat of Bornean Orangutans, as well as Human Socio-Economic Aspects in Palm Oil Plantations especially in PPB Oil Palms Sdn Bhd-CKP (Central Kalimantan Project )/ PT Mustika Sembuluh Group”. This is […]

Volunteer programme

Committed, enthusiastic, slightly nutty (it helps!) and hard working – our volunteers. Another year’s volunteer programme has ended and again it has proved to be invaluable to our field operations. The programme has been running successfully for seven years. Each year, between April and November, we have up to four teams coming out to work […]


One of our readers recently wrote in saying “I would like to hear more about the logging practices and implication toward the rainforest.” We have no wish to lecture and have tried to make our blogs stories about life here in Borneo rather than fact-filled documents. However, because logging is such a big issue for […]

National Tree Planting Day – photos

Stephen in the foreground wearing Orangutan Foundation staff polo shirt A couple of photos from the National Tree Planting Day last week (see Stephen’s previous post ‘Tree Planting – A step in the right direction?‘)

Protecting Lamandau for people and orangutans.

After my last post about releasing Kath and Jutak into wild I thought it would be appropriate to tell you more about our work in the Lamandau reserve. Seeing orangutans being released back to the wild is incredibly rewarding and one of the most satisfifying parts of the job but it also comes with a […]