FACEBOOK, PLEASE STOP BECOME CRIME MEDIA TOWARDS WILDLIFE

Yogyakarta – The method for illegal wild animals trafficking is getting more advanced along with technology developments. One of the most common method is by using Facebook or online advertising. Facebook is the easiest communication tool between sellers to trade protected or non-protected wild animals. Mostly, sellers will create a closed communication group to promote and trade wild animals. 

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NEW APE WARRIOR, COP RAPID RESPONSE TEAM

NEW APE WARRIOR, COP RAPID RESPONSE TEAM

Coinciding with their 8th anniversary, the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) launched the APE Warrior 2 car to replace APE Warrior. The APE Warrior vehicle has been retired after 5 years of roaming around Java, Sumatra and Bali. APE Warrior was originally called the Mobile Education Unit (MECU) and was based at COP headquarters in Jakarta. However, the COP ultimately needed to expand it to become a separate team like APE Crusader and APE Defender in Kalimantan. Physically, the APE Warrior 2 vehicle (a 2500 cc Ford Everest) is more powerful than its predecessor (a 1500 cc Toyota Rush). Subsequently, its power can be equated with the other vehicles (2500 cc Mitsubishi Tritons) that are being used in Kalimantan.

 

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THE BIODIVERSITY OF LABANAN TROPICAL RAINFOREST

THE BIODIVERSITY OF LABANAN TROPICAL RAINFOREST

Far in depths of the tropical rain forest in northern Kalimantan, the Centre for Orangutan Protection is in the process of building an Orangutan Rescue Centre in the Special Purpose Forest Conservation district (KHDTK) which is governed by government institute DIPTEROCARPA.  The conditions in the Labanan rain forest are ideal for rehabilitating orangutan and any other species which requires special attention before being returned to the wild. The Labanan tropical rainforest is lowland forest and as a result its characteristics and complex biodiversity, differs from other types of forest. In the Labanan rain forest there are several lakes and karst caves which add to the complexity of the ecosystem in an area. 

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Drone for Orangutans

Ladies and gentlemen, starting today you will get better images from field to know the latest situation. Thanks to Palm Oil Investigation, Orangutan Crisis Foundation and With Compassion & Soul for sponsoring a drone. This DJI Phantom drone equipped with camera Go Pro 3 Black Edition. Tuan dan Nyonya sekalian, mulai hari ini anda akan mendapatkan gambar – gambar yang lebih baik dari lapangan untuk mengetahui situasi terkini. Terima kasih kepada Palm Oil Investigation, Orangutan Crisis Foundation and With Compassion & Soul yang telah membelikan sebuah drone. Drone DJI Phantom ini dilengkapi dengan camera Go Pro 3 Black Edition.

PROVEN, ORANGUTAN HABITAT IS EVICTED IN BERAU

Ministry of Forestry team (Kemenhut) has completed the verification report on eviction of orangutan habitat in the concession area of PT. BSS in Berau. Verification itself witnessed by APE Defender team from COP as the reporter and PT. BSS as the owner of the concession area. The results showed that orangutan habitat is cleared for palm oil plantations. The coordinates reported by COP was located in the concession area of PT. BSS and photo and video documentation is also very convincing. unfortunately, the landscape has completely changed. The landscape has been planted with palm oil. Before, PT. BSS clarified that their company has been formed task force for orangutan. During observation for the last 4 months they have not found any sign existences of orangutan.

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13 ORANGUTANS ALLEGEDLY KILLED IN PT SCC, CENTRAL KALIMANTAN

PALANGKARAYA – 13 orangutans allegedly killed after the island that located inside PT. SCC concession area burned and the trees been cut down. The island is a forested area with a width of 200 meters and a length of 2000 meters, surrounded by a deep trench. Thus Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) report to Central Kalimantan BKSDA. Previously, following up on reports of the COP, on 9 November 2013 Central Kalimantan BKSDA already deployed a team to monitor the situation in the location. Those 13 orangutans its remaining 9 (nine) orangutans that had been evacuated by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation Foundation (BOSF) on 19-20 February 2013. BOSF has stop evacuation efforts because the company did not demonstrate sufficient commitment to protect the orangutans.

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THE GUARDIAN: FIVE YEARS TO SAVE THE ORANG UTAN

A shocking UN report details how the booming palm oil industry is wiping out one of man’s closest relatives as its forest habitat disappears. David Smith asks if it’s too late to save them 

The Orang Utan, one of man’s closest and most enigmatic cousins, could be virtually extinct within five years after it was discovered that the animal’s rainforest habitat is being destroyed even more rapidly than had been predicted.

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ORANGUTAN DEFENDER CAMP

Loggers always follow the plantation’s excavator. Cempaga forest under serious danger, not only by plantation’s excavator but also by illegal loggers. Even though it is illegal, the plantation company just ignore it. Are they linked as logging mafia?

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THE GOVERNOR SAID: YES!

Mr. Agustin Teras Narang, the Governor of Central Kalimantan said that he will response COP’s report about orangutan habitat destruction by IOI Plantation Group in Parenggean – Central Kalimantan, after meeting with Hardi Baktiantoro, the COP’s Executive Director in UNFCC meeting in Bali. Hardi submitted a detailed report of his investigation. This report contains the evidence how the IOI Plantation destroy the orangutan habitat during the RT5 of RSPO meeting in Kuala Lumpur (20 – 23 November).

It might be the third victory of COP on protecting orangutan and habitat. The recent victory achieved in Cempaga forest after the Governor intervene the case. He ordered the company to stop their activity.

 

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