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CRUISE AUCTION

Bid on a cruise to join Biruté Galdikas on a visit to Camp Leakey, the orangutan research and conservation center she established in Indonesian Borneo.

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ABOUT OFI

OFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Founded by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986,

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Journey to Borneo and see orangutans in the wild. OFI began its formal tour program in 2004. It was a tremendous success due to Dr. Galdikas’ participation.

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Orangutans are the only great ape outside of Africa and they are uniquely adapted to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. During the Pleistocene, orangutans ranged throughout forests in Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Vietnam and southern China. As climate slowly changed over nearly 1.8 million years, the orangutan range shifted southward. Orangutan populations have declined dramatically, perhaps by as much as 97%, in the 20th century

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El Nino’s arrival has brought on severe drought to the region. During these long droughts, the forests of Borneo are much more vulnerable to fires. The land cleared for palm oil plantations and by farmers goes up in flames easily due to the dried and dead brush on the floor of the forest. What is […]

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It may seem strange to think of tropical forests and swamps together… but not to orangutans who call peat swamp forests home. The flooded river networks of Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau Reserve are key components of forest ecology. Without them, forests and fruit would be distributed differently, and so would orangutans and other species dependent on these unique ecosystem.

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Donna Leder’s Trip Report

By | On Apr 17, 2009

How to fulfill a lifelong dream and make a contribution to the cause of Orangutan survival in the wild? I have succeeded in both and if I tried to explain how that actually felt…well..I am not so sure it is possible. I trekked through the hottest and wettest jungles by traveling 52 hours round trip […]

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