Rebuilding forests in an effort to save orangutans in Borneo

In a effort to help save orangutans, Malaysian authorities are proposing a fund of 200 million ringgit (approx. 59 million US dollars) to rebuild the Ulu Segama-Malua forest in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island. The proposal covers work on 4,000 hectares of logged forests and 1,000 hectares of degraded forests (approx. total 12,355 acres).

It’s an exciting step in conservation efforts given the recent claims that orangutans could become extinct in the next 50 years without intervention.

The proposed plan is anticipated to be ready by late 2007.

4 thoughts on “Rebuilding forests in an effort to save orangutans in Borneo

  1. They will become extinct within 8 years at current rates. When is this reforestation happening? When are they going to conserve existing forest? They must hire more and better equipped rangers with helicopters.

  2. This would be an expremely important step to help preserve habitat and the organutans.

    Tourism would help repay the money invested to the govenrment.

    I’m sure you get numerous volunteers coming thoughout the years to help the staff in anyway possible.

  3. Dear Sir Madam:

    Are you aware of a very small organization who donates 5% of their proceeds to groups working to protect and rehabilitate Orangutan habitat. If not, I suggest you visit their web site @ http://digginlivin.valleycms.com/ I believe these are the type of people you would want to recognize and promote as they seem to be far ahead of the curve.

    Thank You,
    Wayne L.

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