Rusti, a 24-year-old cheekpadded male orangutan, owned by Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) and brought to the Honolulu Zoo some years ago for a temporary stay, will now stay in Hawaii permanently. Mayor Jeremy Harris and OFI President Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas signed an agreement between the City of Honolulu and OFI on February 13, 2004 […]CONTINUE READING
Developing a park co-management team OFI, in conjunction with World Education, began work on its second USAID grant in October 2003. One of OFI and World Education’s goals is to further develop an effective co-management team for Tanjung Puting National Park (TPNP). One primary aim of the co-management team is to expand the size of […]CONTINUE READING
Orangutans may become extinct in the wild within the next ten years – a frightening fact. I spent most of the summer in Indonesia and the situation there remains very critical. I want to keep you up to date on our struggle to keep orangutans and their forests in Indonesia from being completely destroyed.
There is good news and bad news to the story.CONTINUE READING
LOS ANGELES – Dr. Biruté Galdikas was proud to be honored with the Earth Trustee Award on Tuesday March 20, presented in conjunction with the ringing of the UN Peace Bell marking the 32nd annivesary of Earth Day. The award was presented by The Earth Society Foundation and the, founded by John McConnell, and the […]CONTINUE READING
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