Home sweet home!
Home sweet home!

Home sweet home!

IAR Orangutan Project

IAR Orangutan Project

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!

View Blog Post
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.

View Blog Post
Linda's Samboja Lestari Orangutan Adventure

Linda's Samboja Lestari Orangutan Adventure

Linda Duchin volunteered at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Volunteer Project in September and shared with us her experience along with some great photos! From sourcing nesting materials in the rainforest to making enrichment for the orangutans, Linda describes her time on the project as the most amazing experience she's ever had.

View Blog Post
Posted by Michael Starbuck on 5th Apr 2014 2 mins

Last week The Daily Mail posted an article online all about the IAR Orangutan Project. In particular it is making reference to the a particular orangutan named Mely. Mely was taken from her mother 16 years ago, chained up and kept as a pet. When news of this story surfaced our charity partner International Animal Rescue were green lighted by the Indonesian government to go and rescue her. The money raised by The Daily Mail, a little over £8,000 from its generous readers was used to transport Mely from captivity into her new home at the IAR orangutan centre in Ketapang.

Now the need is even more evident for volunteers to visit the IAR orangutan project in Borneo to look after the orangutans already there but to mainly help with the construction of the new centre that IAR are constructing so that many more orangutans like Mely can be rescued and given a new happy home.

Below Mely can be seen having a rest on a hammock at her new enclosure within IAR. Please join us to help give many more orangutans in Borneo like Mely a chance for a happy life!!

Click here to view the IAR orangutan volunteering Project

To view the whole story click below:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121776/Bu...

Leave a Comment

Wanting to add something to this story or just let us know your thoughts? Just leave your comments below. Please be aware that all comments will be moderated: abusive behaviour or self-promotion will not be allowed.

500 characters remaining

Has this blog inspired you to volunteer? If so, why not enquire today? Simply fill out an enquiry form, and allow a member of our travel team to assist with your query! Please note that blog comments are not monitored by the travel team, so any questions related to bookings may be missed.