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Erik Meijaard Aug 15
I don't get it. If I tweet something about everyone reacts. If I tweet things about apparent ecological collapse in I am getting silence. Am I completely wrong on the latter, or do Europeans not care about what happens at home to their environment?
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 11
Have been rehabilitating & releasing wild born ex-captive for over 45 years. Initially ( w/ 1 exception) no wild orangutans ever showed up at feeding stations. 29 years later a wild study individual showed up. Why? Because forest in &outside the Park was being logged.
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The Tartan Juggler 7h
Obsessed with Frans Lanting () and his stunning photographs of orphaned Orangutans in Borneo.
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Kerry England Aug 15
Right am moving to Borneo to babysit orangutans
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Steph Clubb Aug 15
Thinking of selling up, moving to Borneo to become an orangutan nursery teacher
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Orangutan Land Trust Aug 13
Lone Droscher-Nielsen circa 2007/2008 for National Geographic.
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 10
What is jeopardizing the rehabilitation process is not tourism but the fact that rehabilitated (and wild orangutans as well) mainly have only fragmented & degraded forest to which they can “return”.
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 12
Aside from humans killing them, the main problem , whether wild or released wildborn ex-captive, face is starvation when forest is degraded or fragmented. If there is enough wild food, orangutans are smart, they figure it out quickly enough.
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 10
I wonder what is the real purpose of armchair criticism? We are fighting fires this very minute on the edge of the Park to prevent more prime wild habitat from being decimated.Why aren't the armchair conservationists concerned about the real problems facing
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Orangutan Foundation Aug 16
are highly intelligent. Did you know they use leaves as umbrellas to cover their head when it rains? Photo by
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 11
I am always amazed when people make comments like “this type of tourism is so damaging” to post-reintroduction progress. What is damaging is the destruction of forest which crowds together into fragments of forest so many have to come to feeding stations to survive.
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Donna (still a) Corbynista #JC9 Aug 15
If you want to help check before you buy, if the product contains its highly likely its been produced in a area of deforestation by the Palm Oil industry that has destroyed Orangutan habitat
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 11
Amazed that old photos of me walking w/ in the Park r shown as evidence of “this type of tourism” which is “so damaging” to post-introduction adaptations. No, most released orangutans do fine as long as they have forest w/ sufficient fruit trees so they don’t starve.
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CenterForGreatApes 7h
Long-call birthday wishes go out our oldest male resident Radcliffe! This spry young fella turns 40 today. Happy Birthday Raddy-Roo!
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 10
Camp Leakey attracts 25,000 visitors to Tanjung Puting National Park. As forests around the Park are decimated for agriculture, wild are being shorn of their habitat & crowd into the Park, seeking safety. What stands between them&habitat annihilation r 25,000 tourists
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ANIMAL ADVOCATE  Ⓥ Aug 16
Devastating abuse and violence faced by endangered , , and in ’s shameful circuses exposed by 🐻💕 Pls sign >> This horror must end. 💔 🐘💕
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 11
Main issue facing is not “hugging” tourists but fact that Borneo’s have been decimated by &timber estates& orangutans don’t have the habitat needed to survive. If anything, tourism is one of the reasons local people &gov’ts here are pro-orangutan
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CenterForGreatApes Aug 16
Happy 28th Birthday to our Founder, Pongo! He will be spending his day in front of the fan with his pal Mari enjoying birthday treats!
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Birute Mary Galdikas Aug 12
Forest must be protected but imperative enough fruit trees are available so released don’t ultimately starve. My experience is that adolescent orangutans who have passed through rehabilitation have little trouble recognizing edible wild food.That’s not the problem.
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SOS Aug 17
"International Orangutan Day on 19 August coincides with the start of the International Primatological Society Congress in Nairobi, Kenya, & is a much-needed reminder that ’ survival hangs in the balance."
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