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News:   Study Reveals Hundreds of Orangutans Killed Annually in Indonesia

Nov. 28, 2011  A recently published study has uncovered disturbing information regarding the survival of Orangutans in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

 


 

In addition to facing Habitat Loss due to Forest exploitation, hundreds of Orangutans are intentionally killed every year by people who live within the Orangutan’s distribution range.

The killing of Orangutans is a “major threat”, according to a comprehensive study involving 687 villages from three Kalimantan provinces.

Based on interview surveys conducted between Apr.2008 & Sept.2009, researchers found that at least 750 – and possibly as many as 1,790 – Orangutans were killed during the year preceding the study.

It was also estimated that thousands of Orangutans had been killed in previous years. Conservationists are extremely concerned that between 375 and 1550 of the Orangutans killed in 2007 – 2008 were females, which has grave implications for the future.

 

1 month ago

Lynn G.

2 months ago

Care2 News:  Orangutans Like iPads
A project called Apps for Apes is working on Orangutan applications for iPads. Apparently Orangutans have shown an interest in them, so animal keepers are exploring the mobile devices as a form of enrichment.


Being kept in captivity is too uneventful for Orangutans, so boredom is a constant problem. Captive Orangutans even get depressed, so the iPad is a perfect device for them, “They will have access to music, games, movies, cartoons, art, painting, drawing, photos and videos. They will be able to see photos and videos of other Orangutans.” They also would like to work with Apple engineers to enhance the iPad for Orangutan use. Zoo Atlanta, Milwaukee County Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Phoenix Zoo, LA Zoo and the Center for Great Apes in Florida have been said to be interested in the Apps for Apes program.
Another potential benefit is that if human visitors see Orangutans playing with iPads they view them in a different light, “They have this recognition that these are amazing, cognitive, curious creatures, which gets back to our message, that these are animals that need to be saved,” said Richard Zimmerman, Executive Director of Orangutan Outreach. (Richard was a Friend of mine when I was on FaceBook) In the wild, Orangutans typically roam between a half a mile and 1.5 miles a day in Forest Habitats. There are an estimated 350 Orangutans living in captivity in the USA.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Joey, a tranquilized 17-year-old male Orangutan, undergoes a medical examination, Nyiregyhaza Animal Park, Hungary

5 months ago

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation has released 9 more of the endangered creatures back into natural habitats in Kehje Sewen forest, Indonesia – a protected safehaven for the animals. The 6 females & 3 males – all taken into care due to illness, injury & lack of sufficient food – were airlifted in crates from rehabilitation centres by fixed-wing planes & helicopters

5 months ago

News: Orphan Orangutans relax for the camera: Primates enjoy one another's company after being rescued from violence & starvation http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396553/Orphan-orangutans-relax-camera-Primates-enjoy-anothers-company-rescued-violence-starvation.html Dozens of Orangutans rescued & taken to rehabilitation centre in West Borneo. Some need constant encouragement to eat and drink after suffering severe malnourishment. Source Ani F.

Watch Video: Baby Orangutans go to new Home (scroll down) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2396553/Orphan-orangutans-relax-camera-Primates-enjoy-anothers-company-rescued-violence-starvation.html  

5 months ago

Map of Indonesia & Malaysia http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/map/google_map_indonesia.htm
Google site for looking at Rainforest coverage... can move in really close to see where logging has occured. Source: Col N.

5 months ago

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6 months ago

Debbie W.

7 months ago

Video: Don’t Palm Us Off!! http://www.zoo.org.au/PalmOil

Palm Oil costs the lives of up to 50 Orang-utans each week. Palm Oil is found in over 40% of the food products on our shelves. Once Palm Oil is labelled, consumers can actually drive a market for proper certified sustainable Palm Oil because they can demand it of manufacturers.

Video "Luna", the Baby Orangutan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSzEv1dVejI&feature=player_embedded

News: Speaking of Orangutans http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/National-Wildlife/Animals/Archives/2011/Orangutans.aspx
News: Save our Forests http://community.greencupboards.com/2011/10/04/save-our-forests/

7 months ago

Liz G. Dearest Michela i have been thinking about you my cherished friend and hoping that you are enjoying a day without pain...Wishing you love and happiness today and always.for your caring heart.YOU are sooo special  Warm hugs from me to you. Love Liz Xx

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

Please...Help us!!! We deserve to live!!!

7 months ago

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

News: Demand for Palm Oil, used in packaged food products, leaves Orangutans at risk http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/15/14456815-demand-for-palm-oil-used-in-packaged-food-products-leaves-orangutans-at-risk?fb_action_ids=289153931185085&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=AddThis_Blogs&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={%22289153931185085%22%3A102426243251664}&action_type_map={%22289153931185085%22%3A%22og.recommends%22}&action_ref_map={%22289153931185085%22%3A%22AddThis_Blogs%22}    One of the Sumatran Orangutan’s richest Habitats, an area of swampland containing the highest density of the Red Apes on the planet, is being illegally slashed & burned by Palm Oil Cos. to make way for Palm Oil plantations. Source: Danuta W.

7 months ago

All About Palm Oil http://unlessphilazooproj.weebly.com/palm-oil.html Orangutans have lost roughly 80% of their population in the last 20 years!!! Palm Oil is an extremely versatile commodity: used in everything from hair care products to candy. However, Palm Oil poses risks to both humans & our furry Primate friends. Palm Oil not only induces heart disease, but vast Palm Tree plantations are burning through Orangutan Habitats. To help save Orangutans, we must all try to use as little Palm Oil as we can, & when we do use it, make sure to use "RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm OIl) certified Palm Oil". Otherwise, it may have cost an Orangutan or a Rainforest its life. Source: Danuta W.

List of widely used products that have Palm Oil in them

7 ways to detect & avoid Palm Oil when shopping The most popular name Palm Oil is hidden under is 'vegetable oil' 

8 months ago

A 6-month-old Orangutan rescued from a pet owner learns to climb a tree while undergoing rehabilitation at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program quarantine area in Indonesia's Sumatra island

 

A zoo in Chongqing Municipality, SW China has launched a competition to find a name for a newborn baby Orangutan. The unnamed female Orangutan is now 100 days old & was born to parents Bo Yi & Kou Lai La

8 months ago

News: A treasure trove worth saving http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/borneo_forests/ Source Danuta W. -The tropical Rainforests of Borneo are one of the most biologically diverse Ecosystems on Earth. The only one place remaining in SE Asia where Tropical Rainforests can still be conserved on a grand scale: the dense Forest that straddles the borders of Brunei, Indonesia & Malaysia on the island of Borneo. Home of the following Endangered Species: (click)

orang-utan

pygmy elephant

clouded leopard

Sumatran rhino

10 months ago

from Liz G.

10 months ago

Adopt an Orphan Orangutan http://www.orangutan.org.au/adopt_orphan_orangutan

 

Source: Christine D.

 

10 months ago

Palm Oil is the 2nd most widely produced edible oil. Each year, Australia imports approximately 130,000 tons of Palm Oil. During the past decade the Orangutan population has decreased by approximately 50% in the wild. This is primarily due to human activities including rainforest destruction for Palm Oil plantations. At present, 80% of Orangutan Habitat has been altered or lost.

Source: Christine D.

1 year ago

News: Eyos Goes Free!

 

“We are extremely pleased to announce that the beautiful Eyos has taken her final step back to the wild. This is the highest accolade for a rehabilitated Orangutan to be returned to the true wild where there will be no human interference.”

Source: Danuta W.

1 year ago


Sungai Pinyuh Orangutans

1 year ago

News: Setting out to save Orangutans WSPA supporters from across the UK are preparing to trek through unmapped Rainforest to save Orangutans from cruelty on WSPA’s

 

Borneo Jungle Explorer Trek  Watch Video!!!

 

WSPA Borneo Jungle Trek

Only 30,000 Orangutans are left in Borneo’s vanishing Rainforests. Illegal logging and Fires set to clear the land for Palm Oil production are destroying the Rainforest Habitat of the tree-dwelling Orangutan. Homeless, the Orangutans migrate in search of food. If seen near Palm Oil crops, they will be shot or beaten by plantation workers. At villages it is equally dangerous. Fearing their crops will be eaten, local people kill wandering adult Orangutans. Their young, frequently maimed in the attacks, are sold into the cruelty of the Illegal Pet Trade.

between 3000 - 5000 orangutans have been killed annually for the past 25 years.
1 year ago

I agree this must stop. But I feel absolutely hopeless and it makes me feel terrible. Even the natives are robbed of the forest they need to live. What else can we do to force the palm oil industry to stop the disaster they are responsible for? Nature is mankind's future and they destroy it as well as its inhabitants.

1 year ago

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1 year ago

Between 3000-5000 Orangutans have been killed annually for the past 25 years!!!!

The Palm Oil industry has over decades killed tens of thousands of Orangutans & millions of other animals.

This must stop now, while there are still some Orangutans left!!!

1 year ago

Funky Chocolat  http://funkychocolat.webs.com/  was created to raise money to help Animals Globally, not only by being a POF (Palm Oil free) Vegan product but by distributing the money made from the sale of them to organizations within Australia & around the world who make the world a better place for ANIMALS

SAVE Orangutans http://funkychocolat.webs.com/saveorangutans.htm  is an offshoot project of With Compassion & Soul Inc. specifically focusing on the Palm Oil, paper pulp issues & raising money for Orangutans

 

By: Thubten Chokyi

Maps of the Deforestation in Borneo due to Palm Oil production & Illegal Logging


Thank You Michela and Ruth...
1 year ago



This post was modified from its original form on 22 Sep, 16:36
1 year ago
Another Break for Rainforests
Another break for rainforests as palm oil company reveals plan to halt destruction

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/climate/another-break-for-rainforests-as-palm-oil-com/blog/33247

 

 

 

 

1 year ago

by Marco B.

 

Oil Palm plantations reveals big environmental toll

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0307-koh_palm_oil.html

1 year ago
the unlikely friendship between a dog and an orangutan

This is a video about an orangutan and her best friend - a dog. The video not only showing their friendship but is also an encouragement to not use palm oil in food, as orangutans are one of the most threatened species in the world. it's really very cute http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0%2C28804%2C2066018_2066006_2066034%2C00.html

1 year ago


One happy family...
                                http://www.orangutan.org/

1 year ago

 

 

 

Native to Indonesia & Malaysia, Orangutans are currently found only in the Rainforests of Borneo & Sumatra. Classified in the genus Pongo, there are only 2 surviving Species.

1 year ago

Note: SAVE Orangutans say no to Palm Oil http://www.animal.org.au/

 

Note: With Compassion & Soul Inc http://www.withcompassion.com.au/

 

Source: Dianne C.

 

1 year ago

   Help us!!!!!!

 

1 year ago

News: Indonesian zoo moves Orangutan to stop her smoking  http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/26/4663057/indonesian-zoo-moves-orangutan.html

Indonesian zookeepers have moved an Orangutan out of visitors' sight so she'll no longer smoke lit cigarettes people regularly throw into her cage.

Tori & her male companion, Didik, were moved to a small island within the zoo. The 15-year-old Tori has been smoking for a decade. She mimics humans by holding cigarettes casually between her fingers while visitors watch & photograph her puffing away & flicking ashes on the ground. There are 4 Endangered Orangutans at the zoo in the Central Java town of Solo, recent medical tests show the 4 Primates are in good condition. The 2 other Orangutans will be moved later to another island.

  Kevin A.: http://www.care2.com/news/member/353427779/3420273
2 years ago

News: International Animal Rescue

09 May 2012 - Pelangsi , the Orangutan, spent 10 days caught in a snare before IAR’s team reached him & cut him free. Their help came too late to save his damaged hand but they have saved his life.” He is recovering after a 5-hour operation to remove his withered hand & arm.The operation went smoothly & we were able to amputate the arm below the elbow joint. However we still don’t know how the arm will react to the surgery: if there are any signs of infection, we may have to remove more of it, but for now we are keeping the wound clean & dry & keeping the limb under close observation using an xray machine. The young male Orangutan is making good progress: he is alert & eating well.

Pelangsi is a young male Orangutan who was clearly perfectly fit & healthy before he got trapped in the snare. While it is a tragedy that he has lost a limb, far better that than to lose his life through septicaemia. There is no reason why he shouldn’t eventually return to the wild. He is finding it quite stressful to be in captivity & tries to hide under the foliage in his cage whenever we approach him with the darts & blowpipe to sedate him. We need to keep a close eye on him until we know his arm is healing properly & he is completely in the clear.”

Pelangsi will need 2 months to recover from the surgery. “Pelangsi’s story is a graphic illustration of the plight of so many Orangutans in Borneo. He was driven from the Forest when it was destroyed to make way for a PalmOil plantation & forced into an area where wildlife & human beings are competing for space and for food. There are now 51 Orangutans at IAR’s emergency centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan which have been rescued or confiscated with assistance from the local Forestry Dept.

Source: Andrea S.


2 years ago

News: Miracle Rescue Of Orangutan Caught In Snare (Slideshow)

An Orangutan, now called Pelangsi, is lucky to be alive. The young male was close to death when a team from International Animal Rescue cut him loose from a snare that kept him a prisoner without food or water for 10 days. Pelangsi is the latest victim of the Palm Oil industry in Indonesia.

Source: Vicynthia T.
2 years ago

News: The orphaned Orangutan who refused to die after being trapped in a jungle snare... and even tried to GNAW OFF his own hand to break free

When Pelangsi the Orangutan caught his hand a jungle snare, the harder he struggled, the tighter it gripped. Hungry & alone in the depths of an Indonesian Forest, the young orphan knew he had no family to rescue him, nor could he reach any food or water.

After 10 days of waiting, living off rainwater alone, he realized there was only one way to break free... he would have to gnaw off his own hand.

Mick: http://www.care2.com/news/member/250226166/3214576

Pelangsi was forced to gnaw through his own hand in a bid to break free

2 years ago

News: Orangutan Emergency Centre

 

In August 2009 International Animal Rescue signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Forestry Department (BKSDA) in West Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, agreeing plans for the rescue, rehabilitation and relocation of Orangutans that have lost their Forest Habitat to make way for Oil Palm plantations. The agreement allows for the purchase of land and the creation of facilities where the rescued animals can be rehabilitated before being released back into protected areas of Forest.

 

Source: Dianne C.
Rescued infant Orangutans
2 years ago

News:   Study Reveals Hundreds of Orangutans Killed Annually in Indonesia

Nov. 28, 2011  A recently published study has uncovered disturbing information regarding the survival of Orangutans in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

 


 

In addition to facing Habitat Loss due to Forest exploitation, hundreds of Orangutans are intentionally killed every year by people who live within the Orangutan’s distribution range.

The killing of Orangutans is a “major threat”, according to a comprehensive study involving 687 villages from three Kalimantan provinces.

Based on interview surveys conducted between Apr.2008 & Sept.2009, researchers found that at least 750 – and possibly as many as 1,790 – Orangutans were killed during the year preceding the study.

It was also estimated that thousands of Orangutans had been killed in previous years.

Conservationists are extremely concerned that between 375 and 1550 of the Orangutans killed in 2007 – 2008 were females, which has grave implications for the future.

2 years ago

Signed and cross posted over to facebook and twitter.Hope this helps out.

2 years ago

all signed and shared on facebook

2 years ago

Signed.

A good start to living a healthy life, is to learn and respect nature and it's animals.

2 years ago

Signed and thanx for all your hard, heartfelt work Michela

2 years ago

signed the new one and shared on facebook

2 years ago

You bet I signedWoo Hoo...........! Thank you Michela

2 years ago

To bad we can't teach the Orangutan how to put up their middle finger but I'm sure they give the fist. lol

2 years ago

Signed, I will never buy products containing palm oil. I always read the label.

SAVE the Orangutans!!! News, Pics, Videos
2 years ago
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We will be responsible for the extinction of the orangutan if we don’t act now.

Palm oil is in most foods, shampoos, toothpastes and many other things. Consumption increased by 50% in the five year period from 2004 to 2009, and is expected to double by 2020. I will not buy anything with it in (knowingly), I read labels.

But how can you help? Complain to your supermarkets. And the next time you go to the supermarket check the labels on your favorite snack foods. If the words "palm oil","palm kernel oil" or “Elaeis guineensis” are in the ingredients section, try not to buy it. Buy an alternative.