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.Read More›
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.Read More›
Metrotvnews.com, Pontianak: Kepala Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Provinsi Kalimantan Barat Siti Chadidjah Kaniawati mengungkapkan orangutan yang ditemukan warga di Dusun Danau, Desa Peniraman, Kabupaten Pontianak, mati karena adanya unsur kekerasan.
“Dari hasil otopsi yang dilakukan, tidak ditemukan adanya penyakit atau tidak ada keluhan patologis. Dan secara umum, orangutan tersebut dapat dinyatakan sehat,” kata Siti Chadidjah Kaniawati, Rabu (23/10).Read More›