The orangutans themselves feature in most photographs. We use photos to take readers with us on a journey from the time an orangutan is rescued, treated for any injuries and illnesses at the clinic, then introduced to other baby orangutans, and finally released into protected forest bought especially for them by International Animal Rescue. During the forest fires of 2015 alone, 89 orangutans were rescued. His playground should have been the tree tops of shady forests until he matured into an adult. Stay connected, find out how your support is making a difference, and add your voice to the urgent call to protect Sumatran orangutans and their rainforests. We use photos to take readers with us on a journey from the time an orangutan is rescued, treated for any injuries and illnesses at the clinic, then introduced to other baby orangutans, and finally released into protected forest bought especially for them by International Animal Rescue. This was the case with rescued.
These are only 10 of many dedicated groups, so for orangutans everywhere: thanks! A traditional practice Forest fires are a common way to clear land in the tropical regions across the world. Most of this information came from the programme that I watched last night and and I really recommend visiting the latter if you want to learn more about the plight of the orangutan and what is being done to improve their situation. Center for Great Apes This organization is unique in that they special in caring for orangutans that have fallen prey to the. We provide an insight into the work of those dedicated people who rescue orangutans from palm oil plantations and from private homes and the skilled veterinary staff who are called upon to treat them and nurse them back to health. Whilst the book describes how the clinic near the small town of Ketapang in West Kalimantan, cameinto existence, it is the orangutans who are the stars of the story with many becoming worldwide internet sensations as their rescue and progress back to health is followed on the social media.
We look at the rapid growth of the centre from a mere dream to a reality. Orangutans are not stay-at-home animals. And if palm oil is present, why not check if it is sustainably harvested? What we need now is to move good intentions to real action. Specifically, this carry out wildlife research programs, workshops for orangutan vets, provides emergency funding for forest fire remediation, and also works to educate the public about the importance of. This was a monumental challenge to undertake, both financially and physically. The majority of the remaining orangutans are found in Central Kalimantan known to most as Indonesian Borneo. These outstanding organizations work day in and day out to make sure that the survives.
Demand grew quickly, and poachers descended on the rainforests to grab baby orangutans and sell them on the black market. By choosing to shop at these outlets, particularly when supermarkets such as Iceland are incredibly affordable, you are doing your bit to protect not just orangutans, but all other species impacted by deforestation in Borneo. Tying in with International Orangutan Day on August 19, a British charity is releasing a new book, Orangutan Rescue which tells the emotive story of their efforts to save theorangutanfrom extinction. One of the most charismatic residents of Borneo is the orangutan. Instead he faced a future that would take him deeper into human territory before offering any hope for a return home to the forest. In actuality, the orangutan is the largest arboreal animal in the world, and is incredibly adapted for such a life in the rainforest.
Once ranging throughout Southeast Asia, the species now occupies only small pockets of habitat on the Southeast Asian islands of Borneo and Sumatra. I was embarrassed to cry in front of the staff as I held Baim close one last time before leaving for the airport to fly back to my family in the U. If the current unsustainable development of palm oil plantations continues as expected, the rainforests of Indonesia stands to further lose an area the size of whales by the end of this decade. The home of Borneo´s critically endangered orangutan continues to be engulfed in flames each year, due to widespread use of slash and burn techniques for agricultural conversion of tropical rainforest. On Borneo alone more than 800,000 Ha of pristine rainforests an area the size of Cyprus was lost in the flames. Once these babies mature, however, they become too strong and bossy for their owners, many of whom abandon them. A book for all ages.
With ten years' experience rescuing animals in Indonesia, in 2009 British charity International Animal Rescue embarked on its most ambitious project yet. A team of ten rescuers from the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation huddle around the adult male and perform a brief medical examination — checking temperature, teeth to determine rough age, taking a blood sample and inserting a chip under its skin — before preparing to transport the orangutan to a release site about 80 kilometers away, where they believe it will have more space to roam and be less threatened by forest fires. The reason for this hazard: the burning of the Indonesian rainforest. The personal, unselfish commitment made by so many individuals, the sheer hard work involved, the teamwork, the many and varied skills required. Wild orangutans also are threatened by poaching and illegal logging.
Tying in with International Orangutan Day on August 19, a British charity is releasing a new book, Orangutan Rescue which tells the emotive story of their efforts to save theorangutanfrom extinction. After unsuccessfull attempts to deter the animals by setting out scarecrows and building fences, plantation owners have sometimes resorted to killing the orangutans. This was a monumental challenge to undertake, both financially and physically. Our partners also confiscate orangutans from the illegal pet trade — a by-product of deforestation, as shrinking forests make them easy targets for poachers. The re-occurring climatic event El Ni ñ o In the fall of 2015, the rainforest of Indonesia was particularly sensitive to the spreading of fires, due to the climatic event El Niño. For most of the five hours bumping over rough roads to the nearby town, he squeezed his eyes shut and clutched my finger, pulling it close to his face.
The men knew that a mother orangutan would never willingly leave her infant behind and was instead likely the victim of poachers, so they took Baim to their longhouse. In 2015 more than 125,000 dry-season fires swept across the islands of Indonesia, exacerbated by El Niño and climate change, burning a rainforest area the size of Wales. With the aid of 145-150 superb photographs, all generously donated, we aim to explain and illustrate why orangutans need our help and to document the creation in 2009 and the development over the next five years of a world-class orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre in Borneo. Five years later they had 82 in their care with no sign of the numbers decreasing. If you are interested in learning more about Wanariset and the work they do, visit their Web site, where it is possible to help the cause by sponsoring an individual orangutan and watching its progress from halfway around the world via the Internet. These gentle, furry apes are losing their natural habitat largely due to human industry, and as a result their endangered status is becoming more and more urgent.
We look at the rapid growth of the centre from a mere dream to a reality. The orangutan is the only extant great ape existing outside of Africa, and is unique in its tendency to spend most of their lives in the canopy. This organization specializes in rescuing young orangutans that have been captured from the wild and sold as pets. Orangutan Outreach This stellar organization works with helping to rehabilitate them and ensure their shot at being introduced back into the wild. As such, if deforestation continues to occur at this rate, it is likely that more than 86% of the orangutan population will disappear.