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.

Paulinus Kristianto, Habitat Campaigner Officer state as :

“Nothing left, only the vacant land that has been burned, and large trees were uprooted and already cut into pieces. its impossible for orangutan to survive living there. we suspect, they’re all dead, burned, killed or starving.”

“It’s light and clear that there is a serious crime to orangutans. Ministry of Forestry should be act and investigating this case. someone has to responsible for this.”


PT. SCC concession area is next to PT. TASK 3 concession area. this area before is an important habitat for orangutan. at least 1 orangutan found dead and 3 others has been evacuate to Orangutan Clinic and Care Centre whom managed by Orangutan Foundation International in Pangkalan Bun. Until now, the remaining orangutans still surviving in the regions that is already highly fragmented forested. presumably, it can not survive long due to lack of food and the threat of poachers.

For more information & interview please contact

Paulinus Kristianto

Habitat Campaigner Officer

email                            : linus@cop.or.id

telephone                    : 082152828404




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