The Singkil Rawa peat swamp forest is one of the most unique and biodiversity-rich rainforests on our planet! Thanks to your generosity, we are supporting the restoration of 100 hectares of this landscape. So far this year our partners OIC have removed 4,000 illegally planted oil palm trees across 30 hectares of the site.
To enrich and kickstart the rewilding process on this land, 33,000 tree seedlings have been raised and planted out. The planting mix comprised 22 different locally appropriate tree species, 19 of which are important food sources for orangutans including figs and petai – or stinky bean tree (Parkia speciosa). The vision for this project is to see this landscape restored to a thriving ecosystem, providing long term habitat for orangutans and a whole host of other precious wildlife and biodiversity.
A further 15,000 seedlings have been raised and planted out in our Forever Forest site to enhance connectivity and biodiversity. Fast-growing pioneer trees like Marak planted just three years ago here are now tall and strong enough to provide nesting sites for orangutans. Our conservation teams have spotted a number of recent nests in the canopy which gives us great hope that the local orangutan population here can rely on this site in the future for food and shelter.
You are part of the GlobalGiving community that helped raise $13,888 to rewild orangutan landscapes in North Sumatra. Together, we can do even more in 2024!
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When we all come together with compassion, there’s no telling what we can do—but don’t take our word for it.
When you supported Sumatran Orangutan Society, your donation had significant impact. You helped us plant 67,000 trees to support wild orangutan habitat over the past year. I know that enabling wild orangutans to thrive is important to you and you’ve helped us achieve exactly that.
Your support is critical to enable wild orangutans to thrive. I’d like you to consider funding a tree nursery so even more trees can be planted for wild orangutans to thrive in - a goal we can accomplish with your help!
This week we are aiming to raise $458 which could build a tree nursery to grow enough seedlings to rewild 50 hectares of land.
With your generosity, we’ll be able to ensure wild orangutans in Sumatra have a place to call home.
Thank you for helping us protect orangutans and their rainforest homes!
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