Orangutan Foundation

Inspiring Borneo's Future Conservationists

This project is to ensure a future generation of conservationists to safeguard Borneo’s biodiversity. Orangutan Foundation provides the resources for students to carry out conservation fieldwork. Students can study the biodiversity of rainforests, and learn the importance of their protection.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095660)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,239

Donations

106

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄòThere is no other door to knowledge than the door Nature opens; and there is no truth except the truths we discover in Nature.‚Äô

    — Luther Burbank (1849-1926), American horticulturist

  • 'With love you care about orangutans, habitats and peoples; with science and research we commit to provide accurate data base; with you I have learn more everything. Yes, we are a future for orangutans, forests & peoples!'.

    — Fembry Arianto, Research Manager, Orangutan Foundation

  • 'These great people of the forest are uncannily like us: but their fate hangs in the balance, unlike ours. The Orangutan Foundation champions their cause and protects their fate. Please let us support them with all our might.'

    — Joanna Lumley OBE, actress

  • 'With love you care about orangutans, habitats and peoples; with science and research we commit to provide accurate data base; with you I have learn more everything. Yes, we are a future for orangutans, forests & peoples!'.

    — Fembry Arianto, Research Manager, Orangutan Foundation

  • 'These great people of the forest are uncannily like us: but their fate hangs in the balance, unlike ours. The Orangutan Foundation champions their cause and protects their fate. Please let us support them with all our might.'

    — Joanna Lumley OBE, actress

  • ‘There is no other door to knowledge than the door Nature opens; and there is no truth except the truths we discover in Nature.’

    — Luther Burbank (1849-1926), American horticulturist

Situation

Future conservationists require a base from which to form their knowledge of best conservation policy and action. It is essential that students and scientists have this knowledge in order to advise governmental bodies and organisations on the importance of protecting habitats based on evidence acquired. For Indonesia’s wealth of biodiversity to be protected, future conservationists need to gain field experience. Where better to gain experience than a site in the heart of a tropical rainforest.

Solution

Research is a vital component of conservation. Discoveries of rare species or previously unseen behaviour helps to gather evidence for why the forest and its wildlife need continued protection. This is especially so considering the large-scale deforestation in Borneo primarily for conversion to oil-palm or for mining. Providing grants and training for future conservationists and published papers and findings of established scientists will help build a case for the protection of key habitats.