Each year, as the rains cease and the long, hot, dry days pile up on top of each other like a pile of kindling, OFI faces one of the most difficult challenges to protecting orangutans and their forest habitat: the fires. This year is no exception. The fires are here and they are bad. In […]CONTINUE READING
In the Indonesian language, “Kubu” means stronghold—a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack. And so it is fitting that OFI has been working with residents and leaders of the village of Kubu in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) to purchase and permanently protect their 2,800-acre village forest, an important part […]CONTINUE READING
Update: Voting has ended and OFI has won a $25,000 grant. Thank you again for supporting orangutans and OFI’s efforts to conserve them. OFI needs your help to win part of a three million dollar Chase grant. Time is critical and if OFI can stay within the top 100 charities voted for through Facebook, OFI […]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.
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