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Orangutan News Update: Endangered Orangutans Return Home To Sumatra

Two orangutans, who started their life in the wilds of Borneo, but ended up as pets in Sumatra have returned home. Kevin and Bobby, are male Bornean orangutans. Their mothers were almost certainly killed at the time of their capture in Borneo (likely while their habitat was being clear-felled) and their previous “owners” obtained them in Borneo before returning home …

Conservation News Update: $28.5 Million Debt Swap to Protect Borneo’s Tropical Forests

The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are joining with the Indonesian and U.S. Governments today to sign a debt-for-nature swap agreement that will result in a new $28.5 million investment to help protect tropical forests in three districts of Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. The deal will create models for forest conservation and sustainable economic development in Borneo, the third-largest …

Roger Nelson—Friend, Mentor and Champion for the Orangutans

Roger & Rosalie first had us to dinner in 1976. They had finished renovating their home in Oakland and invited us to share the beauty of their work. Roger was an expert at everything he tried—renovations, photography, writing, landscape architecture and relationships. Thus began a friendship of over 35 years with generous and true-hearted Roger and Rosalie Indonesia 1996 In …