One Of Our Volunteers Has A Snap-Chat With The Children Of The Iban Tribe!
One Of Our Volunteers Has A Snap-Chat With The Children Of The Iban Tribe!

One Of Our Volunteers Has A Snap-Chat With The Children Of The Iban Tribe!

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

This month, volunteers at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Project have made some incredible achievements! They’ve renovated a platform for Fleur, the sun bear, and made significant strides in renovating the new orangutan island, where Jeffrey and Yuyun will soon make their new home.

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It’s Orangutan Release Time!

It’s Orangutan Release Time!

12 more orangutans have been successfully released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). Check out the release video in today's blog!

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Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), 12 more orangutans are set to be released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary this month. Read today's blog to find out each individual release candidate's story.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 17th Aug 2016 1 min

Here at the Great Projects we love to see our volunteers interacting with the local people who reside in the areas the projects are based in.

This is exactly what happened when our competition winner from last year, Raphaella, visited the Iban Tribe on the Orangutan and Tribes Tour last month! She managed to charm the children of the tribe by introducing them to the app Snapchat on her phone!

For those who do not know, Snapchat is an app which allows the user to take pictures overlaid with a funny filter which distorts your face. This is something that the children of the tribe found to be incredibly entertaining, so with a picture speaking a thousand words, we will let them do the talking from now onward!

As you can see, the app helped make this child's smile even larger!


Here we have Raphaella wearing her flower crown!


As you can see, the children absolutely loved seeing themselves in all manner of odd faces and we are delighted to be able to bring you this update all the way from Borneo!

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