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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID WE NEED MORE PARTNERS

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID WE NEED MORE PARTNERS The formation of a third organisation within Ecolodges Indonesia, the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR WORLD, in May 2020 has helped to save our company and 89 jobs in five locations in Indonesia from bankruptcy. 2021 will be a tougher year than 2020 as we now have no reserves and no idea when safe international travel can be established to Indonesia. We commenced with small programs in agriculture, […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID Our collaboration with The Foundation Conservation of Orangutan Habitat (KAHIU)

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID Our collaboration with The Foundation Conservation of Orangutan Habitat (KAHIU) We are now well into 2021 and our Indonesian Conservation Foundation is moving forward slowly but steadily. The major program now is No 3.2 named REWILD TANJUNG PUTING NATIONAL PARK working in collaboration with World Relief Australia (see website https://www.wra.org.au/2018conserveourworld ) and VetLove, a large, family-owned veterinary company based on the Gold Coast, Australia; also with private individual donors. Donations through this […]

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Butterflies in Indonesia

Butterflies in Indonesia Just to remind ourselves that our Conservation Projects protect not only habitat but myriads of insects as well as animals. Butterflies are a delight at all the Ecolodges, especially in Sumatra, where I once saw 50 species in one small area in one hour, at just the right season of rain and sun.The forest butterflies of Kalimantan often come to the bananas laid out on the feeding platforms for the orangutans of […]

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SURVIVAL UNDER COVID – THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020

SURVIVAL UNDER COVID THE STORY OF SURVIVAL IN 2020 2020 has been a year of challenge, global misery, struggle of families to remain intact, economic hardship to many and many other negatives results of the pandemic caused by COVID 19 virus. For our company, there have been opportunities and two stand out Sustainability of the company into the future under Indonesian management The formation of a legal conservation section the INDONESIA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION – OUR […]

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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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