The future of the critically endangered Bornean orangutan depends upon vast areas of intact tropical forest. This project will support the Orangutan Foundation‚Äôs Habitat Protection Programme in two protected areas, totalling over a million acres in Indonesian Borneo.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095660)
The Bornean orangutan‚Äôs population is forecast to decline by 86% due to the destruction and fragmentation of its globally important tropical forests. Protected areas and the wildlife they contain are at risk from illegal activities, fires, logging, mining and Indonesian forest law enforcement is weak and poorly resourced. This project will address two conservation priorities: the protection and restoration of wild orangutan habitat.
Guard posts and patrols are the most effective way to protect orangutan habitat. Orangutan Foundation has built 10 strategically located guard posts on the borders and river entrances to two protected areas. Staff are equipped to monitor and report illegal activities. Fire-fighting training and equipment allows patrol staff to respond quickly to extinguish fires to prevent them spreading. Degraded forest areas will be restored to help maintain a healthy functioning ecosystem.
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