Orangutan Rehabilitation and Release Program
The orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) programme de réhabilitation et la libération premier projet de conservation de la faune de FNPF était depuis que l'organisation a été fondée en 1997. Dans 1998, FNPF was invited by the park management to manage the three orangutan rehabilitation posts in Tanjung Puting National Park, situé à Tanjung Harapan, Tanggui Pondok et Leaky Camp.
Entre 1997 et 2002, FNPF successfully rehabilitated and released 20 orangutans into the wild primarily from the post at Pondok Tanggui. The project was highly successful, and after all of the orangutans that were released survived for a long period of time, the quality of our program became evident.
Dans 2002, FNPF concluded its orangutan rehabilitation and release program seeing as new regulations restrict the release of orangutans that have been in contact with humans into an area with a wild population in order to reduce the spread of disease.
Orangutan Rescue and Translocation Project
Depuis 2002, our work with orangutans has consisted of rescue and translocation of wild orangutans from outside of the National Park (from farm, palm oil plantations or villages), to a safe and protected area such as Tanjung Puting National Park or Lamandau Reserve. Dans 2010, we rescued two orangutans from a palm oil plantation (voir notre article Nouvelles pour les 3ème et 4ème trimestre 2010).
The rescue and translocation project was only made possible after a series of community development and education programs were run in the area; fostering good relationships with the village communities around the park. By making community members more aware of the threat to the orangutan and its habitat, they have become increasingly willing to support FNPF’s work and contacting our program whenever they find a wild orangutan instead of killing them as they would any other pest.
Sun Bear Rescue Rehabilitation, and Release
Beside orangutans, we have also rehabilitated and released a sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) that was brought in by a tourist who found it at a local home in 2003.
Dans 2008, FNPF also rescued a sun bear from a trap that was set in the park. (Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur Winki de l'ours).
Turtle Conservation Project
Our turtle conservation project has been built on a system of support from the local community, which as agreed to protect a turtle nesting site by the Sungai Cabang park. Auparavant, the turtle eggs were not only at risk of being taken by natural predators like wild boars, mais ils ont également été recueillies par les villageois. But with FNPF’s provision of education on food source sustainability and the importance of turtle conservation, the people at Sungai Cabang Village have voiced a willingness to protect nearly three kilometers of beach. Entre 2006 et 2007, turtle eggs that were laid on the protected beach were collected by FNPF, relocated to a hatchery that was run in the village, and finally released back into the wild.
With approximately 2,000 hatchlings reintroduced to the wild by the end of 2007, le programme a été considéré comme un grand succès. Mais malheureusement,, en raison d'un manque de fonds, the turtle conservation project has been put on hold. (We need approximately $7,500 annually to run the project). S'il vous plaît nous contacter si vous souhaitez soutenir des projets FNPF de tortues marines dans Kalimantan.
In addition to our specific projects tailored to individual species, FNPF also makes an effort to help any wildlife that we are able to rehabilitate, communiqué, and protect in the park. After being kept illegally in captivity or wandering onto a plantation or farm, all sorts of wildlife finds itself in need of a more secure place to live and breed.
This work was possible thanks to our donors, y compris laHumane Society International (L'Australie).