Maria Agatha van Noordwijk: Delving deeper into orangutan conservation

Maria Agatha van Noordwijk: Delving deeper into orangutan conservation
Ridwan Max Sijabat, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 01/04/2012 9:54 AM

Maria Agatha van Noordwijk raised her eyebrow as she crossed out several Indonesian names on the list of orangutans she and her fellow experts and students studied in conservation projects in Sumatra and Kalimantan.
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Bornean orangutan conservation facility

Bornean orangutan conservation

Vision:"The realization of Bornean orangutan conservation and its habitat with the community’s participation"

Mission: To accelerate the process of release the Bornean orangutan from ex-situ to in-situ locations as its habitat;
To accelerate the protection of Bornean orangutan and its habitat;
To improve the local community empowerment around orangutan habitat;
To support the research and education activities in the Bornean orangutan conservation facilities as well as in its habitat;

Letter: Oil palm plantations and orangutans

Letter: Oil palm plantations and orangutans
Mon, 01/09/2012 8:36 PM

The issues of deforestation and orangutan killings in Indonesia sparked a controversy recently. Both were linked to oil palm plantations, with some alleging that the plantations have caused deforestation and the death of orangutans in the country. The question is whether oil palm estates are really responsible for the forest destruction and the death of orangutans?

Jakarta Animal Aid Network

JAAN believes that no wild animal should have to live in captivity and works to help stop the illegal wildlife trade in Indonesia. JAAN fully supports Indonesia’s commitment to enforcing National Law No. 5 (1990) that prohibits the trade in protected wildlife and encourages Indonesia to enact laws that would protect all wild animals. Jakarta Animal Aid Network

Letter: Opportunity to save orangutans gone

Letter: Opportunity to save orangutans gone
The Jakarta Post | Sat, 01/14/2012 2:39 PM

I was very disappointed to read that at the recent Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC), a resolution was not passed for a “No Kill” policy regarding orangutans who, usually in a desperate search for food, stray onto oil palm plantations and surrounding villages on Borneo and Sumatra.