Orangutans need forest, and lots of it.

These forests are shared by countless other species of flora and fauna, far too many to catalogue. When you save the forest of the orangutan, you save an entire ecosystem, and with that ecosystem, the services it provides to humanity.

Environmental services can be classified in the following ways:
Provisioning services – such as fibres, food and medication
Regulating services – such as prevention of soil erosion, water filtration, minimising flooding and climate change
Supporting services – such as pollination and nutrient dispersal
Cultural services – such as tourism, recreational activities and research.

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In tropical regions such as Indonesia and Malaysia, some very critical environmental services are associated with protecting forest ecosystems, Locally these include providing clean water, minimising the risk of flooding and drought, improved hydrology for adjacent or nearby agricultural areas, and providing sustainable forest projects for local communities. On a global scale, these forests regulate weather, combat climate change and provide countless possibilities for pharmaceutical advances.

In other words, when you support an Orangutan Land Trust project, not only does this benefit orangutans and forests, but also local communities, and all the people of the Planet itself!

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Orangutan Land Trust Statement on Sustainable Palm Oil

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Looking towards a positive future on World Environment Day

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Cleaning your Conscience with Deforestation-Free Soap

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Indonesia on right path to saving forests: Greenpeace | Bangkok Post: news

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Fruit is Scarce in Batikap | Going Back to the Forest

Similar to all natural forests, there are certain seasons and cycles when fruit is more abundant than others.  During this particular time of the year fruit in Bukit Batikap is less abundant and like wild orangutans, our orangutans are already adapting and consuming other food types found in the forest, such as termites and the […]

Data from NASA’s Landsat 8 now freely available

Data from NAA’s Landsat 8 is now freely available, enabling researchers and the general public to access images captured by the satellite within twelve hours of reception. Landsat 8 launched this February and has been capturing… Data from NASA’s Landsat 8 now freely available.

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Orangutan Mother and Child Rescued from Massacre in Oil Palm Plantation and Released into an Ecosystem Restoration Area, Kehje Sewen Forest, East Kalimantan

Two orangutans (mother and child) were rescued on January 22, 2012 and released on January 25, 2012 in Kehje Sewen Forest, in the Regency of East Kutai, East Kalimantan. Kehje Sewen is a forest ecosystem restoration concession (HPH-RE). The right to manage this area has been awarded to PT RHOI.