Wild At Life Project

Orangutan & Slow Loris Rescue

Activity status: Ongoing
Area of Activity: Indonesia

Indonesia is experiencing significant rainforest clearing, particularly in the provinces of Borneo and Sumatra, which are home to some of the world’s most biologically diverse forests. The primary driver of deforestation in Indonesia is the expansion of the palm oil industry, as well as logging for timber, pulp, and paper production. This has devastating impacts on the environment and the communities that rely on these forests for their livelihoods.

It contributes to climate change by releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and reduces the earth’s ability to absorb carbon dioxide. Deforestation also results in the loss of habitats for endangered species, such as the orangutan and Sumatran tiger. Additionally, the clearing of forests can cause floods, soil erosion, and landslides. Without significant efforts to protect Indonesia’s rainforests, the country’s natural resources and the health and well-being of its people are at risk.

Orangutan crisis

The orangutan crisis is a dire situation faced by these intelligent primates who are critically endangered due to habitat loss, hunting, and the illegal pet trade. Orangutans are native to the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra, but deforestation for agriculture, logging, and mining has led to the destruction of their habitats. As a result, orangutans are forced to venture into human settlements in search of food, which often leads to conflict with humans. The illegal pet trade is also a major threat, as baby orangutans are taken from their mothers and sold as pets. Without urgent action to protect their habitats and crack down on illegal activities, the future of orangutans looks bleak.

Wild at Life e.V. is working to conserve rainforests, orangutans, and slow lorises in Indonesia.

This cooperation involves International Animal Rescue Indonesia (IAR), Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP), Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP), Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), and the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop), who are all based in Indonesia. We are doing field trips and gathering what is urgently needed to safeguard wildlife. We even have funded motorbikes – which are sometimes the only way to reach remote areas for emergency and rescue – as well as slow loris enclosures, and orangutan first-aid.

Our cooperation still continues.

No results found.

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