LATEST UPDATES ON THE PROJECT
We have had a number of volunteers helping us on the ground to date and continue to welcome new volunteers with open arms. Conditions are basic but the experience is priceless. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved. Updated: August 2015
We are delighted to announce that construction of the quarantine and two houses will commence shortly in January at the Noah and his Ark centre. Situated 3 kilometres from Bukit Lawang adjoining the Leuser Park, our site is comprised of a huge cave, 2 rivers, an abundance of fruit trees and 10 resident orangutans. Bukit Lawang is a tourist centre to see orangutans, located 4 hours by car from Medan, the capital of Sumatra. Updated: January 2nd, 2014
OUR LOCATION HAS CHANGED TO BUKIT LAWANG, INDONESIA
We are now located 5 kms from Bukit Lawang on the Southern fringe of the Leuser Park. This is the only place in Sumatra where tourists can see orangutans in the jungle. Updated: November 4th, 2013
Our location has changed from Kalimantan to Java, Indonesia
We are delighted to announce that the Sultan of Jogja has generously given 600 hectares of beautiful jungle to us, located one hour from Jogja, Java, with a large river. We are ready to start but need a partner and funds. We will start with 5 orphaned orangutan babies and slowly increase numbers as funds come. The centres are overflowing and orphaned babies are on the black market in small cages with no milk. We will take adult orangutans that cannot be put back into the wild. We will not open to the public. I now belong to the Gadjah Mada University and we plan to take 27 elephants from Sumatra as they are being killed there. We urgently need both financial and logistical support. Updated: June 16th, 2013
WE URGENTLY NEED YOUR HELP! We are now setting up a new orangutan rehabilitation centre in Kalimantan, Indonesia, as the BOS centre has over 600 orangutan orphans and cannot accept any more.
We cannot let these orphans die in mini cages or be sold on the black market. Even though we are a still a young NGO, we and our veterinarian staff have stepped in to help. Our director is Dr. Francine Neago, who has lived in Sabah and Indonesia for over 30 years, lectured worldwide and is a published author. You can find her cv on the Francine page of our website. Please help in any way you can.
We urgently need both financial and logistical support. Updated: October 24th, 2012
Every year 1 million hectares of wildlife habitat disappears on the tropical belt, with an annual destruction of 55,000 square miles of rainforest. Hardwood trees that have taken 8 years to grow, take only 10 minutes to cut down.
Indonesia has a great surplus of animals that have lost their territory. We would like to help rescue some of these animals and give them a chance to rehabilitate. One centre has over 600 orangutans near Palankaraya in Indonesian Borneo (Kalimantan). Another centre has 80 babies who need to be fed around the clock every two hours.
It is imperative for a new center to accomodate the many orphans from the deforestation who have no where to go. Their only present obtion is to be killed with their mother or trapped in small cages for the pet trade and black market.
We can offer some of these animals a home and are in the process of acquiring land.
IT IS THE 23RD HOUR FOR THOUSANDS OF ORANGUTANS
Provision will be made for employment, education, and training of local people. The Director, Dr. Francine Neago proposes to continue the orangutan language study programme, the continuation of the original study began with the University of California (UCLA) between 1978 and 1989. Data from this type of study has already had a positive impact on many scientific fields including psychology, psyciatry, anthropology, zoology and ethology. The continuation of this programme will bring new dimensions to primate language and human learning– it also provides data for research into learning disabilities of children.
- The centre will encourage a few experts from abroad to contribute their services, thus raising the level of knowledge of animal behaviour.
- Publicity for the centre and country– especially in the study of ethology.
- We will be protecting highly endangered Orangutans from poaching, selling and exporting.
- Through our devotion and care we will improve their abilty to rehabilitate and recover from shock and stress due to the destruction of their natural habitat.
- Through preservation and wildlife education, our non profit “ Noah and his Ark” will give opportunities to researchers and zookeepers to better understand the management of animal species in semi captive circonstances and their reintroduction into jungles.
- Reduce the risk of extinction of the orangutan population as is happening now on their only islands of Borneo and Sumatra.
- Teaching local villages the importance of preserving their heritage.
- By preserving this unique species we indirectly promote the need to preserve their prestine jungle for their survival needs.
Why Highly Endangered Wildlife?
- They are in great danger of extinction and time is running out.
- Many zoological gardens have a surplus.
- We are currently putting all our eggs in one basket as their
native habitats in the jungles are being torn down at an unpresidented rate.