Govt. partners with OFI to protect orangutans

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 15:27

The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, together with PT SMART Tbk (SMART) and Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has signed a partnership with Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) to protect orangutan and partially realize the Indonesian Orangutan National Plan 2007-2017.

The partnership will commence earlier next year, creating a two-year forest moratorium programme called Friends of Orangutans. OFI will be supporting the release of 40 wild born ex-captive orangutans into their wild habitats in addition to provide assistance to 330 orangutans under OFI Care Center in the program.
GAR, SMART and OFI, on the other hand, will establish a joint training program, in which OFI will provide technical assistance for both company employees about orangutans conservation menthods in Central, West and East Kalimantan. (*)

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