The Story of Pelangsi at the IAR Orangutan Project
The Story of Pelangsi at the IAR Orangutan Project

The Story of Pelangsi at the IAR Orangutan Project

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!

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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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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.

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Posted by Sam Hopkins on 22nd Aug 2014 2 mins

You may have seen if you were keeping an eye on our social media accounts, but this Tuesday was 'World Orangutan Day'.

To celebrate the day and highlight the problems facing orangutans today, we thought that we would share this video from charity 'International Animal Rescue' about rescued orangutan Pelangsi.

Pelangsi was a wild orangutan, rescued in April 2012 by IAR. Shockingly, he was trapped in a snare for at least 10 days. Unfortunately, this resulted in him having to have his right hand and half his arm amputated.

After months of treatment and rehabilitation by the fantastic team at IAR, he was able to be released back into the wild!

Have a look at the video below and see for yourself. Without IAR's help, Pelangsi, like many other orangutans, would most likely not have survived, so if you could spare your time to join this orangutan project and help many more orangutans like Pelangsi that need your help!

If you would like to see the fantastic work of IAR for yourself and help in integral orangutan conservation, then why not join the IAR orangutan project in Ketapang? We still have a few spaces throughout the year and we have many spaces next year – so what are you waiting for? If you would like to join, then please don't hesitate to 'Enquire or Book Now' via our website here.

Alternatively, if you would like to donate to IAR directly, then please don't hesitate to visit their website here.

Have a great bank holiday weekend everyone!

The Great Projects Team.

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