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Zoom Orangutan survives after being shot 100 times
An endangered orangutan on Borneo island has survived after being shot more than 100 times with an air rifle.
The female ape, whom conservationists have named Aan, has gone blind in one eye and sustained serious wounds across her body after being repeatedly hit with pellets on the Indonesian part of the island…

Orangutan survives after being shot 100 times

An endangered orangutan on Borneo island has survived after being shot more than 100 times with an air rifle.

The female ape, whom conservationists have named Aan, has gone blind in one eye and sustained serious wounds across her body after being repeatedly hit with pellets on the Indonesian part of the island…

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Sumatran Orangutan: “It is no longer several years away, but just a few months or even weeks before this iconic creature disappears”- Briton Ian Singleton  (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme)

More information on the recent deforestation tragedy in Indonesia. It’s worse than I thought…

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Zoom Sumatran Orangutan: “It is no longer several years away, but just a few months or even weeks before this iconic creature disappears”Hundreds of orangutans are believed to have died in fires deliberately lit by palm oil companies in the last few weeks. Conservationists say the rare Sumatran orangutan could now be wiped out within weeks.
Read more here.

Sumatran Orangutan: “It is no longer several years away, but just a few months or even weeks before this iconic creature disappears”
Hundreds of orangutans are believed to have died in fires deliberately lit by palm oil companies in the last few weeks. Conservationists say the rare Sumatran orangutan could now be wiped out within weeks.

Read more here.

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Zoom behindborneo:

The Rise of the Eco-Warriors: Photos from the first few days of shooting (cameras that is!). 

This must be Jojo! The baby orangutan which was being kept in a cage and fed coffee and sweets after her home had been cleared for palm oil. Apparently she is doing very well now but is far from being released back into the wild!

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The Rise of the Eco-Warriors: Photos from the first few days of shooting (cameras that is!). 

This must be Jojo! The baby orangutan which was being kept in a cage and fed coffee and sweets after her home had been cleared for palm oil. Apparently she is doing very well now but is far from being released back into the wild!

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“The adventure continues tomorrow. Heading back to the jungles of Borneo to rescue orphaned and imprisoned wildlife and try and make a difference for the local people and the forests they depend on.”
 - Ben Desson (Eco-Warrior)

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“The adventure continues tomorrow. Heading back to the jungles of Borneo to rescue orphaned and imprisoned wildlife and try and make a difference for the local people and the forests they depend on.”

 - Ben Desson (Eco-Warrior)

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Simona carries two babies on her shoulders as she wades through the swamp. She adopted one of the babies from an inexperienced mother and cared for it as her own when she was already pregnant with her own baby (the one on the right).
by CS Ling and Ethan Lim

Simona carries two babies on her shoulders as she wades through the swamp. She adopted one of the babies from an inexperienced mother and cared for it as her own when she was already pregnant with her own baby (the one on the right).

by CS Ling and Ethan Lim

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Orphaned baby orangutans photo gallery by CS Ling and Ethan Lim

More than 600 orangutan orphans were rescued from illegal pet traders and taken to BOSF (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation) Nyaru Menteng, an orangutan rehabilitation and reintroduction center in Kalimantan, Borneo.

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Zoom Original artwork for Orangutan conservation by runningblind30.
50% of the profit from this item (£6 or $9.50) will go to the Worldwide Wildlife Fund to help them with there work conserving this worlds wildlife.
“Orangutans share a preference with humans for fertile alluvial plains and lowland valleys – a habitat once rich in tropical forests but now disappearing fast due to logging and agricultural schemes. ” (http://wwf.panda.org/)
FIND IT HERE & MORE! http://www.etsy.com/listing/93439065/help-the-orangutans-50-profit-to-the-wwf

Original artwork for Orangutan conservation by runningblind30.

50% of the profit from this item (£6 or $9.50) will go to the Worldwide Wildlife Fund to help them with there work conserving this worlds wildlife.

“Orangutans share a preference with humans for fertile alluvial plains and lowland valleys – a habitat once rich in tropical forests but now disappearing fast due to logging and agricultural schemes. ” (http://wwf.panda.org/)

FIND IT HERE & MORE! http://www.etsy.com/listing/93439065/help-the-orangutans-50-profit-to-the-wwf

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Zoom eximago:

Eyes of a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

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Eyes of a Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus).

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Zoom Did You Know?
Orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans.

Did You Know?

Orangutans share 97% of their DNA with humans.

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Zoom Busted: orangutan trafficker prosecuted and sent to prison in Sumatra for the first timeFor the first time in Medan, North Sumatra, an orangutan trader has been prosecuted and sent to prison for trafficking in the endangered apes, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).The trader, who was trying to sell the three-year old orangutan, received a seven-month prison sentence, which is only the third in Indonesia since orangutans were officially protected in 1924.

Busted: orangutan trafficker prosecuted and sent to prison in Sumatra for the first time

For the first time in Medan, North Sumatra, an orangutan trader has been prosecuted and sent to prison for trafficking in the endangered apes, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

The trader, who was trying to sell the three-year old orangutan, received a seven-month prison sentence, which is only the third in Indonesia since orangutans were officially protected in 1924.

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Zoom After their forest home was destroyed for a palm oil plantation, this orangutan and her baby ventured into an Indonesian village in search of food… The Rise of the Eco Warriors is heading to Borneo in April to stop this - please help us. 

After their forest home was destroyed for a palm oil plantation, this orangutan and her baby ventured into an Indonesian village in search of food… The Rise of the Eco Warriors is heading to Borneo in April to stop this - please help us

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Zoom the-camera-trap:

The North-eastern Bornean Orangutan found in Sabah, Malaysia is an endangered member of the great apes. Oil palm plantations that create the vast monotonous landscapes of modern day Malaysia are particularly poor for holding biodiversity that can support the large mammals that need this space since their displacement from their native tropical rainforest. One of many human-wildlife space conflicts that could be lessened by careful planning. Alas there is no such thing as ‘careful planning’ in an industry that is driven by those that care only for their own financial welfare. 

Support Project Borneo: The Rise of the Eco-Warriors - a movie that takes 15 young specialists from around the world to Borneo to implement conservation projects, such as reforestation, local education and orangutan rescue & rehabilitation. This movie will expose palm oil to the world but it needs support. Donate and get put in the draw to win a trip to Borneo to be a part of the movie!

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The North-eastern Bornean Orangutan found in Sabah, Malaysia is an endangered member of the great apes. Oil palm plantations that create the vast monotonous landscapes of modern day Malaysia are particularly poor for holding biodiversity that can support the large mammals that need this space since their displacement from their native tropical rainforest. One of many human-wildlife space conflicts that could be lessened by careful planning. Alas there is no such thing as ‘careful planning’ in an industry that is driven by those that care only for their own financial welfare. 

Support Project Borneo: The Rise of the Eco-Warriors - a movie that takes 15 young specialists from around the world to Borneo to implement conservation projects, such as reforestation, local education and orangutan rescue & rehabilitation. This movie will expose palm oil to the world but it needs support. Donate and get put in the draw to win a trip to Borneo to be a part of the movie!

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