Monthly Archives: August 2009

Update on Fire Appeal

We have just heard from Ashley Leiman, Orangutan Foundation’s Director, who is currently in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo that, as of today (27th August 2009), the local Department of Forestry has sent out fire fighting teams to localized fire hot spots. The area where our field programmes are based has received virtually no rain for […]

Video of Fires in Sebangau Forests Orangutan Habitat

The link below has been sent to us by Dr Suwido Limin, Director of CIMTROP (Centre for International Co-operation in Management of Tropical Peatland). It is a short video on YouTube showing footage of the fires in Kalampangan, Sebangau Forest.  It highlights just how dangerous CIMTROP’s work is. [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ZMR1XLMmJio” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] A huge thank you […]

Orangutan photos and thanks for the digital cameras!

Huge thanks to Rachel and Kees for donating and personally delivering two digital cameras and err…some fudge (very tasty!). The cameras are now being used in Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve by Dr Fikri, our vet and Mr Tigor, Manager of Orangutan Re-introduction Programme (see photos below of orangutan Lady Di and her infant).  From left […]

Sebangau Forest Fires Threaten Wild Orangutans

Some images sent through from Dr Suwido Limin, Director of CIMTROP, Centre for International Cooperation in the Management of Tropical Peatland. The work that Dr Suwido and his team are undertaking is very dangerous and Suwido has to provide insurance for his team (also expensive and not easy to get). His men are working away from […]

Following Orangutans

Below is a post writen by Felicity Paget. It was meant to be put earlier this week but the Sebangau Fires post went up instead. Tomorrow we should have an update about the situation in Sebangau, Central Kalimantan and we will keep you informed of the urgent situation there.  Felicity is currently doing her undergraduate […]

Emergency Situation Facing Orangutans as Fires Break Out in Sebangau National Park.

We have just received a very worrying email from colleagues working near Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. They report a sad and dangerous situation in Sebangau and Kalampangan, where there are big fires in both areas. There are orangutans in the forest where these fires are now threatening. Please donate whatever you can to help […]