Category: Orangutan

A SPECIAL FEATURE – THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE

A SPECIAL FEATURE – THE FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE. The Forest Management Training Centre courses started small in August 2021, with our own local leaders taking a two-day course. Then, thanks to the efforts of Ibu Emi in the office in Bali and the interest and support of Ibu Birute Galdikas’ son Fred, channeled through Pak Fajar we have taken off! Bapak Fajar has run his own eco-project in the past and is now helping […]

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FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE

FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE 3rd and 4th July 2021 Held at the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge, Sekonyer River, Central Kalimantan. You are witnessing the first brave steps of the infant FOREST MANAGEMENT TRAINING CENTRE COURSE,  held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July,2021. The idea is to inspire the group of our staff and local villagers involved, to know WHY they are going to plant trees, eventually 150,000 of them, in the Southern part of […]

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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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