Orangutan News: Indonesia – Crucial Orangutan Corridor Saved

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from the Ecologist

The Keruak Corridor in Indonesian Borneo – a critical area of rainforest which links protected areas sheltering increasingly endangered orangutans – has been secured, with £1 million raised to buy the land.

World Land Trust (WLT), the international conservation charity, has raised £1 million to save the rainforest home of Orang-utans and other endangered wildlife in the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain of Sabah, Borneo.

John Burton, CEO and Founder of World Land Trust, commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the response to our Borneo Rainforest Appeal. It was an ambitious target and we hoped our supporters would respond generously, as indeed they have done.

The Borneo Rainforest Appeal was organised in partnership with Hutan, a conservation NGO based in Sabah in Indonesian Borneo, one of the few remaining orangutan strongholds.

This excerpt from a news article appeared in and is courtesy of the Ecologist and can be read in its entirety here.

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