Orangutan News: Seven Orangutans Submitted to Central Kalimantan Conservation Agency This Year

A baby orangutan in Kalimantan forest. (Shutterstock)

from The Jakarta Post

The Central Kalimantan Natural Resource Conservation Agency (BKSDA) has so far this year welcomed seven orangutans into its care that were submitted by local residents, noting an increase in public awareness about wildlife protection.

“We are grateful and thankful for the public’s increasing awareness and participation in saving wildlife, especially protected species.” BKSDA Sampit watch post commander Muriansyah said in Sampit on Wednesday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

He further called on the public to contact the agency about any concerns about the handover or protection of wildlife.

BKSDA Sampit last week took into custody a six-year-old male orangutan that was handed in by Taufik, a resident in the Kotabesi sub-district.

This excerpt from a new article appeared in and is courtesy of the Jakarta Post and can be read in its entirety here.

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