Help us to save Indonesia’s endangered wildlife in Kalimantan, on the the island of Borneo – including the critically endangered orangutan – by sponsoring our reforestation projects. You can sponsor:
- the planting of 10 arbres – 50 US $
- or the reforestation of an entire hectare – 1750 US $
In both cases this covers the cost of growing the saplings in our nursery, planting and follow up maintenance for three years. Over the last decade and a half we have replanted more than 415 hectares of forest – that’s equal to about 775 football fields. But there are many, many more sites that need reforestation right now.
We will give you the Google coordinates of your site, et vous envoyer des mises à jour annuelles de l'activité de plantation d'arbres et les taux de survie. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help.
Support us to restore native forest habitat in Kalimantan’s Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, home to some the last remaining protected sites containing large orangutan populations. Within these protected areas orangutans can live in safety without fear of being killed as pests. Please help us to help the orangutans of Borneo survive.
Rapdily disappearing forest
Cependant, vast areas of forest in the national park and the reserve have disappeared, through farming, l'exploitation forestière, l'exploitation minière, et les incendies de forêt. Environ 65% of Tanjung Puting and 50% of Lamandau is severely degraded or cleared of forest. Nous travaillons activement à les reboiser.
In addition to restoring the forest, we also rescue orangutans from surrounding farms and palm oil plantations and relocate them to the safety of these protected areas. Our reforestation projects are rebuilding native habitat to support an increasing population of orangutans.
Usually we select a site for reforestation that is adjacent to existing forest. Notre objectif est souvent de créer des “corridors” to connect existing patches of forests to one another. Corridors enable orangutan and other wildlife to travel from one area to another in safety and with access to food.
High survival rates
Our approach to reforestation in Kalimantan has been developed over many years, datant de 1998 when we first started work in Tanjung Puting . Each reforestation project is planned over a three year time line. In year one we create a nursery close to the reforestation site, pousser des milliers de jeunes arbres indigènes, et préparer le site de plantation.
At the end of year one or the start of year two we plant the saplings. La plantation se fait en saison sèche, because in the wet season the water level is often too high for planting or for the saplings to survive.
We care for and maintain the saplings for the next two years – cutting back aggressive weeds and grasses that can kill them, replacing dead saplings and protecting the area from forest fires.
Conservation education to boot
After three years the saplings are tall and strong enough to survive without regular maintenance. Our approach results in a sapling survival rate after three years of more than 70%. After this we continue to plant more saplings on a more ad hoc basis, remplacer ceux qui meurent, et d'accroître la diversité des espèces.
Nous planter au moins 400 plants par hectare, mais en fonction des ressources – the funds we have to employ local staff – we try to plant more than 2,000 par hectare. Nos plants sont cultivés à partir de semences, les semis et les boutures prélevées sur la forêt indigène. Nous avons également connu un grand succès par greffe.
As part of the project we employ people from the nearby villages to help us. En faisant, we also get the chance deliver our conservation education program to the communities, through events like community planting days and conservation camps for local children.