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.

 

THANKS TO MONKEY BUSINESS

COP activists help local people to rehabilitate their forest after destroyed by palm oil company in Cempaga – Central Borneo. We planted at least 1000 local trees and we will plant thousands more trees. It has been our dream to secure the area to be protected forest for orangutan. Unfortunately, 63 trees logged by illegal loggers during a week Ramadhan Holiday when nobody from COP or Sahabu family stay in the forest.  We are really sad. At least 5 orangutans came to our small camp. “They asking for our help,” said Christopel Sahabu, the community leader.

Finally COP decided to establish an “Orangutan Defender Camp”.   The COP activist, volunteer or local people will stay at the camp night and day: preventing loggers and heavy equipment threat our orangutans. Now, they has think twice before threatening orangutan: COP will make them in trouble.  Once again, thanks  to Masha/ Monkey Business that support us on protecting orangutan.  Please click SUPPORT if you want to help us. We have a wish list to  running the camp. You people are making difference.

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MINIM KONSERVASI, SATWA LANGKA ASLI KALTENG MENGHILANG

Palangka Raya (ANTARA News) – Sejumlah satwa langka spesies endemis Kalimantan Tengah (Kalteng) beberapa tahun terakhir menghilang akibat minimnya program konservasi satwa di wilayah ini.

“Sejumlah satwa asli yang hidup Kalimantan Tengah kini tidak lagi dapat dijumpai keberadaannya di alam liar serta populasinya pun tidak pernah diketahui tinggal berapa,” kata Direktur Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) Hardi Baktiantoro, di Palangka Raya, Sabtu.

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SAVING THE ORANGUTAN

London, 26/3 (ANTARA) – An international campaign to save the Orangutan is

 

underway in Britain where consumers are being discouraged from consuming products

 

that contain elements of palm oil grown in Malaysia and Indonesia. Several British

 

charities that focus on the protection of the orangutan launched the campaign by

 

encouraging well-known British and overseas supermarket chains including ASDA,

 

Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose to stock and sell products only with the label

 

‘Orangutan Friendly’

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