Orangutang Foundation – January Update

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JANUARY UPDATE
ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION: 2016 IN PICTURES AND NUMBERS. A HUGE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
6,000 wild Bornean orangutans live in the Belantikan region. The largest population outside of a protected area. Orangutan Foundation actively engages key stakeholders to conserve this critical tropical forest ecosystem.
 
The Belantikan Forest.

33 wild orangutans rescued. One particularly poignant rescue was Narti, who was found completely stranded, clinging to the burnt remnants of a tree surrounded by oil palms.


Narti was found completely stranded.
 
36 rescues of other wildlife species. All released into the safety of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.

    
 A Brahminy Kite rescued by the Foundation.
 
              
A sunbear pictured shortly after release.


A slow loris rescued by Foundation staff.
 
16,000 Ubar tree seedlings nurtured and planted to restore areas of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve damaged by forest fires in 2015.

A nursery worker tending to seedlings.
 
One new patron. Patrick Aryee and Offspring Films visited our work in Borneo to film for “Monkeys: An Amazing Animal Family”, a three-part series which airs on Sky 1, on Christmas day. Star of the show, was Okto who was charmed by Patrick’s presenting skills!


Okto, our adoption star!
 
 Foundation Director Ashley Leiman with Orangutan Foundation Patron Patrick Aryee.

Eight volunteers and one new guard post. In July, the construction of Guard Post 25 began. Now up and running, this guard post is critical for the protection of the new 8,000 hectare extension of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve.


2016 Volunteers.



The newly completed Guard Post 25.

Our 25th anniversary year saw the opening of Tanjung Harapan’s Information Centre, in Tanjung Tanjung Puting National Park. Renovated by our 2015 volunteers and designed by the Cube in Residence Programme.


Cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the Information Centre.
 

Orangutan Foundation Director Ashley Leiman with the administrative head of Tanjung Puting National Park.
 

Visitors taking in the exhibits in the Information Centre.
 
SECOND CHANCE FOR AAN
104 air rifle pellets were found in lodged in orangutan Aan, 32 of which in her head left her blind, in 2012. In October 2016, ophthalmic surgeon, Claudia Hartley, visited Aan to assess the permanence of her blindness. Claudia will return in February, to try and restore sight to one of Aan’s eyes.
Aan, found blinded by air rifle pellets.