Monitoring Update for the 11 Orangutans, And Tarzan is Back!

The latest update from Bukit Batikap reported that on the first day of monitoring – on April 1, 2012 – we picked up signals for 10 of the 11 newly released orangutans. And also, we picked up signals for Tarzan! Tarzan seemed to be heading back to his original release point after wandering the forest up to >3.5 km in the last one month.

The Monitoring Teams also recorded direct observations on Mama Tata, Bunga, Yaya and Komeng. None of the orangutans was very happy to see us, which is a good sign! So our teams left them in peace. We want the orangutans to concentrate on feeding and adjusting to their life back in the forest.

Yesterday on April 2, 2012, the teams reported in to Program Manager Anton, that they had picked up tracking signals for all of the 11 orangutans, which is great news. The teams will carefully track all over the coming days and weeks.

Right now, after several boat and car journeys, one of our Monitoring Teams is on their way back to Nyaru Menteng for a well deserved break! Only another 10 hours by road before they will be back in Nyaru Menteng to update you with the awesome adventures of the orangutans and, of course, the adventures of our Monitoring Teams as well. Keep reading!

Crew change! They'll be back in Nyaru Menteng soon to update you on our latest adventures in Bukit Batikap.

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One thought on “Monitoring Update for the 11 Orangutans, And Tarzan is Back!

  1. In light of the tragedy happening in Tripa, I would like to know:

    How safe are the orangutans released back into the wild (to either Kalimantan or other protected areas)???

    It seems that no “protected” area is 100% safe! What if palm oil companies develop in the “protected” areas of Kalimantan??

    Will the team be able to conduct long-term monitoring/tracking of all released orangutans? And if a palm oil company were to start cutting/burning the “protected” land, will the team be able to safely evacuate all released orangutans so none will perish from fires/deforestation?

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