Save Orangutan -available for swap-

The latest population estimate for Bornean orangutans derived at the International Population Habitat Viability Analysis (PHVA) Workshop in 2004, was approximately 55,000 individuals.  At the same time it was noted that populations are decreasing at a rapid rate owing to :
(1) forest conversion, particularly for oil-palm plantations and other forms of agriculture; 
(2) other forms of forest loss, particularly forest fires in drained peatland areas; 
(3) forest degradation by illegal logging and 
(4) hunting of orangutans for food and capture for the pet-trade. 

Approximately one third of orangutans are found in conservation forests and the remainder are under severe threat.  They are classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and protected under Indonesian Law against any kind of persecution of them or their habitat. Nevertheless forest is still being cleared, logged or burnt and this has led to the death of many thousands of orangutans over the past decade and the displacement of many more.  Some of these displaced orangutans have been rescued by Reintroduction Centres that aim to return them back to the wild once safe and secure forests are identified (

So postcrosser, these postcards of Urangutan are available  for swaps. So tell me which one do you want :)

Vizay was a large male urangutan with a cheekpad, who has to be tranquilized twice before rescued to BOS.

One day, Beda -means "different" in Indonesian- was voluntarily handed over to BOS by an informed individual.

Margello loves to climb trees, to test different leaves for food and to enjoy her life by sitting on a big branch, thinking :D

Aldrin loves to be around people and kiss the caretakers whenever he sees them to show his affection :)

Confiscated in East Borneo, Indonesia, from a family, Ciu weighted only 2'5 kilograms when found.

Lykke was brought back from a rescue with a broken arm, together with her mother.

Gita was a part of confiscation, which included 5 orangutans and about 100 other andangered animals, whose trader was later on caught and jailed.

Dewi and her son.

Tara was rescued from the palm oil plantation areas in Central Borneo, Indonesia.

Ollie loves to be hugged and carried around by caretakers all the time :)

Chico was fed only rice and tea for almost two months while kept as a pet and came to BOS in quite bad condition and with very bad mouth infection.

Put in the tiniest wooden box, Carlos was a very skinny little infant when he came to  BOS-Nyaru Menteng Reintroduction Center, Central Borneo, Indonesia

Brought in BOS-Nyaru Menteng Reintroduction Center, Central Borneo, Indonesia in a tiny basket with a rope around her neck and a bad scar on her face, Carmen came as a very frightened baby orangutan.



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