Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo is a 400,000 hectare conservation ground in Indonesia that is home to more than 200 bird and 30 mammal species, including 2,000 endangered Orang-utans.
Clearing forests for palm oil plantations, illegal logging, poaching and forest fires are severely damaging Tanjung Puting National Park. This project will expand the habitat restoration within the park, that is vital to Orang-utans and other wildlife. The local community will be trained and paid for planting certain plants and park authorities will use sound environmental management practices. The project will restore 40 hectares of degraded forest.
Global consumption of palm oil is driving the destruction of pristine habitats at unprecedented rates. This is has become a primary threat to Orang-utans and other species throughout Asia. Taronga is working with Melbourne Zoo on the “Don’t Palm us Off” campaign, which promotes accurate labelling of food containing palm oil. Click here to find out more.
Friends of National Parks Foundation (FNPF) is a local non-profit organisation working to preserve Indonesia’s wildlife and habitats. The philosophy of FNPF is that we are all connected. They take a holistic, balanced and comprehensive approach that recognises the inter-relatedness of human beings, animals and the environment.