Monthly Archives: June 2009

Walk and Picnic Raised Over £2000 – Thank You!

My name is Trevor Wright. I have the great privilege of being one of the ambassadors for the Orangutan Foundation. I have been working hard all year trying to raise money for the charity, it is hard work but it has been worth every minute! On Saturday 6th June 2009 a group of 7 ladies […]

Oil boom threatens the last orang-utans

This article was published in the Independent newspaper today and covers the urgent situation in the Tripa Swamps, Aceh Sumatra. Read the full article with photos ‘Oil boom threatens the last orang-utans’. ‘A famous British company, Jardines, is profiting as the lowland forest – which shelters the few remaining orang-utans – is razed to make […]

Indonesian Fundraising Evening

Please excuse another non-field related post but I’d like to say a huge thank you to Kate and Micky Walsarie Wolff who run a B&B called L’Orée des Bois ( in France. Kate and Micky, members of the Orangutan Foundation, visited Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo a few years ago. It was Micky’s […]

Orangutan Foundation out and about in the UK

The Orangutan Foundation office, in the UK, has been actively ‘spreading the word’ at recent fundraising events. Last Friday we were invited to have a stand at Thomas’ Battersea School, London, summer fair. We are very proud to be Thomas’s Middle School’s chosen charity for the next two years. The turn out was great and […]

Orangutan’s Broken Arm

On the 19th of May, 2009, the staff of Camp Rusak, Lamandau Wildlife Reserve noticed something funny about one of the orangutans in their area – Lady Di seemed to be dragging her arm, and not using it at all. They were very concerned, particularly since she is still caring for her young infant, and […]

Reforesting Orangutan Wildlife Reserve

Recently I accompanied a logistic run to one of our guard posts, Pos Danau Burung (or Bird Lake Guard Post – where the the recent fires were), in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve. Getting supplies to Pos Danau Burung We also had a surprise for them – lots of cake, from our previous meeting with government […]