World Land Trust

Creating Orang-utan Corridors in Borneo

To purchase and protect critical forest corridors within the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctury, in Malaysia Borneo, to aid the movement and survival of endangered mammals such as the Orang-utan and Bornean Pygmy Elephant

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2008 to 12:00 PM, 1 December 2013

open_in_new https://www.worldlandtrust.org/

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1001291)

Donations

0

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

    Helping

Location

  • “Every bit of rainforest that is knocked down is less space for Orang-utans. I fully support WLT in its bid to save this important land.”

    — Sir David Attenborough, World Land Trust Patron

  • “Every bit of rainforest that is knocked down is less space for Orang-utans. I fully support WLT in its bid to save this important land.”

    — Sir David Attenborough, World Land Trust Patron

Situation

Fragmentation of forest habitats in Borneo, due to timber extraction and conversion for agriculture, principally palm oil, is causing the reduction of suitable and undisturbed habitats for the Orang-utan to live, feed and reproduce in. In addition to this, continued human encroachment of forested habitats leads to increased human-wildlife conflict, including active persectution of wildlife.

Solution

In partnership with 3 local non-government organisations, the World Land Trust aims to purchase parcels of land to reverse the trend of fragmentation, and to re-connect areas of existing protected forests, enabling Orang-utans to move safely between the areas.