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The official Twitter account for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation ORANGUTAN: the Link to our Future
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BOS FOUNDATION 21h
Many thanks to for publishing an article on our CEO, Jamartin Sihite! His dedication, strong will, and passion have helped us achieve many goals! Read more about the interview with our CEO here >
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 22
Our little wild-born infant now has a name!! Thank you all for your wonderful name suggestions! Find out more about mother Ebol and Eden here > (EN) / (ID)
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 22
Do you remember our recently rescued orangutans - Hati, Riana, and Ecky? GREAT NEWS! We have an update on their progress. Check it out here > /
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: There are many ways to support and their habitat - “green” lifestyle, adoption, donation, etc.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Habitat loss, competition over natural resources, disease transmission and illegal hunting are the main threats.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Intensive surveillance and enforcement activities by the authority are badly needed to stop illegal pet trade.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Illegal pet trade is difficult to trace and needs direct involvement of authority.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: For every orangutan baby found in pettrades, it means the mother had been killed.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Orangutans, especially the babies, are also still hunted to be sold in illegal wildlife market.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Efforts to educate indigenous communities continue to be conducted in order to stop orangutan consumption.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: However, there are now not many indigenous communities who still consume orangutans.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: But in modern days, this of course threatens efforts to conserve orangutans as their numbers rapidly decrease every day.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: In ancient times, when orangutan population was high & people lived isolated by dense forest, this was not a problem.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: It is common knowledge that a small portion of indigenous communities still hunt orangutans for bushmeat (to be eaten).
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Once again the solution is education on the importance of protecting orangutan habitat & minimizing human-ape contacts.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Communities who feel “threatened” by diseases then take matters into their own hands and kill all orangutans.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Humans also can get diseases from orangutans through their feces. If this happens, again, orangutans become the victims.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Orangutans get these diseases from stolen food, or because they interact closely with humans as pets.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Because diseases like TBC, Hepatitis & HIV are not found in the wild, orangutans do not know the cures. They end up dead.
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BOS FOUNDATION Feb 21
: Orangutans can get human diseases which so far are not found in the wild, such as TBC, Hepatits and HIV.
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