Forests

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!

Latest News on Forests

Stephenson Personal Care Join Forces with Orangutan Land Trust

From http://www.stephensonpersonalcare.com/blog/2015/01/19/stephenson-personal-care-join-forces-with-olt-orangutan-land-trust/ It’s a complex and expanding environmental issue and we continue to be asked about the palm oil in our soap bases. And rightly so – deforestation and illegal clearing is causing devastation to tropical rainforests and ecosystems. Leaders involved in the palm oil industry, from growers to producers to end-use manufacturers, are aware of the challenges […]

Cleaning your Conscience with Deforestation-Free Soap

It’s an item found in every home and is used every day. From basic, fragrance-free white bars to triple-milled, gold-flecked luxury bars, soap is something we simply can’t live without. Yet, every time we wash, we are in a position to affect the lives of people and wildlife thousands of miles away. Orangutan Land Trust […]

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

A $1 billion deal to save Indonesia’s rainforests has slowed a “tidal wave” of logging destruction, Greenpeace’s global chief said Monday, but he warned much more needed to be done. The remaining rainforest treeline next to a newly developed palm oil plantatio in Central Kalimantan province on June 7, 2012. A $1 billion deal to […]

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.

Asia Pulp and Paper Perburuk Konflik Wilayah Antara Harimau & Manusia | Mongabay.co.id

Asia Pulp and Paper Perburuk Konflik Wilayah Antara Harimau & Manusia | Mongabay.co.id.

Penegakan Hukum Lemah, Gajah Sumatera Laju Menuju Musnah | Mongabay.co.id

Share Kasus kematian gajah Sumatera yang tidak pernah berhenti, kini tercatat sudah memakan korban lebih dari 100 individu gajah. Dalam catatan WWF Indonesia, selama satu windu sejak tahun 2004 silam hingga 2012 gajah-gajah…   http://www.mongabay.co.id/2013/06/05/penegakan-hukum-lemah-gajah-sumatera-laju-menuju-musnah/?fanpage&goback=%2Egmp_1041357%2Egde_1041357_member_244428535%2Egmp_1041357%2Egde_1041357_member_247101150

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.

Saving Forests with Carrots as well as Sticks – Part 1

Author: Tensie Whelan, President of Rainforest Alliance August 19, 2010 Forests cover about a third of Earth’s land area and contain about 70% of the carbon found in living things. They are one of the keys to climate change, especially tropical forests, which also harbor 95% of the planet’s terrestrial biodiversity and 40% of terrestrial […]

Indonesian govt says no to converting peatland into plantations

Govt says no to converting peatland into plantations Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 08/23/2010 9:45 AM | Headlines Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan has turned down a request by the Central Kalimantan provincial administration to develop 127,000 hectares of peatland production forest for oil palm and mining sites. The request was made […]