Category: Orangutan

INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD ACHIEVEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE PHASE 1 PROGRAMS

INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD ACHIEVEMENTS OF SUSTAINABLE PHASE 1 PROGRAMS  The Agricultural development program at the Kelimutu Crater Lakes Ecolodge (program 1.1) has development income streams in rice, vegetable and clove production which are ongoing and add income to all staff. Developing cattle and fish production will add over time. Cattle production at Kelimutu Ecolodge The goat production program (1.2) at the Satwa Sumatra Ecolodge has added significant income to staff salaries and […]

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The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)

The village of Tanjung Harapan (TH), near the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL) The 416,000 ha Tanjung Putting National Park in southern Central Kalimantan was set aside in the 1930s by the Dutch colonial government for the protection of the orangutan and proboscis monkey, and was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and a national park in 1982 (Wikipedia). It is one of Indonesia’s gems being the home of eight species of primate including […]

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DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK

DID YOU KNOW THAT PRIMATE CAN SWIM? MEET THE PROBOSCIS MONKEY OF TANJUNG PUTTING NATIONAL PARK Proboscis monkeys are the primate world’s most prolific swimmers, frequently leaping from tree limbs and hitting the water with a comical belly flop. They’ve evolved webbed feet and hands to help them outpace the crocodiles that are some of their main predators. The Bekantan (Proboscis monkeys)   According to Wikipedia – The Proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, known as the […]

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Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest?

Did you know Orangutans play a part in planting their own forest? From observations made by the Tanjung Puting National Park Rangers  and other researchers, Orangutans have been seen to help maintain their own forest. They turn over the soil on the forest floor searching for termites, in so doing ‘planting’ seeds fallen from trees above. As orangutans feed, moving across the canopy from fruit tree to fruit tree, they spit out or defaecate seeds, […]

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ANIMAL SIGHTEED AT OUR LODGE ORANGUTANS at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)

ANIMAL SIGHTEED AT OUR LODGE ORANGUTANS at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge (ROEL)   One of the great sights at the Rimba is the sighting of an orangutan, usually a solitary male, in the trees overhead the lodge. Hearing the eerie long calls of males is common but sightings occur about once a month. John Nicolas, the pioneer of the company Solar Power Indonesia, took the attached video during a visit to monitor progress on the […]

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RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECOLODGE (ROEL) – current situation

RIMBA ORANGUTAN ECOLODGE (ROEL) – current situation The ROEL was built in 1989 by the local owners using their own design, in preparation for an international great ape conference hosted by the Indonesian Government (GOI). At this meeting, the GOI became committed to the preservation of the orangutan, the key species of the Tanjung Puting National Parl (TPNP). Ecolodges Indonesia purchased the property in 2004 when it was named the Rimba Orangutan Lodge. The property […]

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