Monthly Archives: November 2009

Orangutan translocated to forest reserve

Finally, last week Memes (the young female orangutan rescued from the oil palm plantation a few weeks ago) was successfully translocated to Camp Gemini, in the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Dr Fiqri, the vet of the Orangutan Foundation’s Reintroduction Programme gave the all clear – Memes was healthy and free from worms. Pak Eko […]

Thank you for going orange for orangutans!

We have so many people to thank for joining in with this year’s Orange for Orangutan Day.  So far we have raised nearly £7,500 for our ‘Protect Me and My Tree Appeal‘ and this matches last year’s total, but the money is coming in daily so we hope to raise much more! Here are a […]

Hope for another Bornean Orangutan.

The translocation of the young female orangutan (we rescued her last week from an oil palm plantation) to the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve is planned for this week. The young orangutan was named “Memes” by Tigor, Orangutan Reintroduction Manager.  Dr Fiqri, our vet, has said Memes is healthy and clear from worms and can leave the Orangutan Care Centre and […]

Male Bornean Orangutan Rescued

Orangutan Awareness and Orangutan Freedom On Wednesday 11 November 2009, the rescue team from Section II Natural Resources Conservation Agency of Central Kalimantan and Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ-OFI) rescued one big male orangutan from Tanjung Putri, a local village. The orangutan was 183 cms tall, weighed approx 80 kg and was about 20 years old.  Mr. Eko Novi (The […]

Orangutan Adoption Diary – Brian and Rosa’s growing bond

The adoption of infant orangutan Brian by female orangutan Rosa is progressing well – they are much closer and there is more playing and jesting. Brian’s holding Rosa hand more frequently and even hugging Rosa.  Brian and Rosa – © Orangutan Foundation When tired of playing and jesting, Brian climbs and hangs about the cage, and Rosa jiggles the cage or […]

English Ballet Nutcracker Ticket’s Auction Ends Sunday 10pm

The auction of the Nutcracker tickets, in aid of the Orangutan Foundation, ends at 10pm tonight (Sunday). Current bid is £75.  Mark the end of Orangutan Awareness Week by supporting us in the auction. Click here to place your bid. Thank you!

Fingers crossed for Tripa – critical Sumatran orangutan habitat

We have just heard that it is very likely that the Astra Agro Lestari (AAL) concession in Tripa will close down! This was reported in a local news source (see below writen in Indonesian). Apparently the article reveals that AAL is no longer in a position to endure the pressure from those “environmental NGOs”. The spokesman […]

Orange for Orangutan Day 2009!

Happy Orange for Orangutan Day! Here’s a snapshot of what’s been going on in aid of our orange cousins!  Orangutan Foundation office, Elly, volunteer Peter (in wig), Ashley and Kristina  going orange!  Today – watch the TV game show, Countdown,  on Channel 4 – Rachel Riley the show host’s assistant is wearing orange to raise awareness about orangutans! Rachel Riley -going orange! […]

Auction of National Ballet Tickets in Aid of Orangutans

The English National Ballet has kindly donated us a pair of tickets to their performance of The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum.  We thought it would be fun to auction the tickets during Orangutan Awareness Week and raise funds for our ‘Protect Me and My Tree Appeal’. The tickets are valid on any Tuesday, Wednesday or […]

Orangutan Awareness in Borneo – ‘planting trees for the future’

Togu Simorangkir, director of Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia), our local partners, sent through some photo’s of their Orangutan Awareness Week activities.  Yayorin’s theme for Orangutan Awareness Week 2009 is ‘Planting trees for the future’. They are targeting villages surrounding areas of orangutan habitat.   School Presentation – photo © Yayorin Their school campaign involves presentations, mobile library, film […]