Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia

by Sumatran Orangutan Society
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia
Replanting Rainforest in Sumatra, Indonesia

Project Report | Jan 23, 2014
Photo: Orangutan spotted in the restoration site!

By Helen Buckland | Director

Orangutan spotted this morning!
Orangutan spotted this morning!

We have been fortunate to work with several experts in forest regeneration, who spend time with the restoration team in Sumatra, helping them develop and try out new techniques to make the project even more successful. One such expert is Paul Daley from Australia, who is spending 12 months in Besitang, supporting the tree nursery and planting work, and documenting the impact that the project is having for wildlife.

We were delighted when, this morning, Paul sent us a photo from the field - of a young male orangutan in the trees right next to the restoration cabin! This was a wonderful moment for the whole team. They have seen wild orangutans and their nests in the area before, regularly hear their booming long calls in the adjacent forest, and one of the camera traps even captured an image of a big male cheekpadder walking on the ground a few weeks ago - but this curious young male was an exciting close encounter!

It's sightings like this that make all the hard work worthwhile - to know that the trees we are planting are genuinely creating vital habitat for orangutans and other wildlife. And as we always say, it's the support of the local community that make this project such a success, as they are so deeply committed to ensuring that this corner of the park is safe from destruction.

Thank you for your gift to this project - forest and wildlife are returning to a once-barren landscape, and it's wonderful.

For an exclusive opportunity to visit the restoration team, spending two days at the replanting site leanring about this project, you can join a special trip to Sumatra in September, also including jungle trekking and the chance to see orangutans in the wild. See http://orangutans-sos.org/visit_sumatra for more details.

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Dec 12, 2013
Exciting images and footage from the camera traps!

By Helen Buckland | Director

Sep 30, 2013
Caught on camera trap - wildlife returning!

By Helen Buckland | Director

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Sumatran Orangutan Society

Location: Abingdon, Oxon - United Kingdom
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