IAR March 2013 Orangutan Rescues

Orangutan Outreach has been partners with International Animal Rescue (IAR) since 2009. The orangutans of West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) now have a safe haven at IAR’s Orangutan Rescue Center in Ketapang. There, they are cared for and rehabilitated by trained professionals until the day comes when they can be released into a safe forest or island sanctuary.

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The Leuser Ecosystem on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia is in grave danger. Local politicians want to allow logging, mining and palm oil plantations in this vulnerable area. Sumatran orangutans, rhinos, elephants and tigers are already hanging on by a thread. They will not survive the destruction of the Leuser Ecosystem.

One response to “IAR March 2013 Orangutan Rescues”

  1. Donna Clifford-Jones says :

    At what point are we going to be able to see orangutans and other animals of the Indonesia forests able to live freely without having to be protected in isolated pockets. It is very disturbing that the government is not taking a stronger stand on the protection of its forests and animals.

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