SUPPORTING ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA

Nuttelex with Coconut oil  is donating 5 Cents from every tub sold to Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA).

OFIA's  mission is to support and continue the orangutan and forest conservation efforts initiated by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas in Kalimantan, Borneo.

Dr Galdikas, who is Patron and a Board Member of OFIA, is an internationally renowned environmentalist, anthropologist and orangutan expert. For over four decades Dr. Galdikas has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, and is today the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan.

Specifically, Nuttelex with Coconut Oil  aims to help fund two important core OFIA campaigns: caring for orphaned and displaced orangutans at the OFI Care Centre & Quarantine in Pasir Panjang Village, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo; and, securing forest habitat for their future release.

THE ORANGUTAN CARE CENTRE

OFI currently care for 340+ orangutans at their Care Centre. These orangutans have been orphaned due to the destruction of their habitat for palm oil plantations, illegal logging, & mining. Orangutans, once rescued, need medical, parental, and emotional care before they can be successfully released into the wild. All newly arrived orangutans initially undergo a 30 day quarantine during which veterinarians give the rescued orangutans an extensive health check.
In the wild, orangutan infants share an intense bond with their mothers and do not leave them until they are, at least, 8 or 9 years of age. The centre aims to replicate this intense bond to some extent, with the relationships orangutan infants develop with their caregivers who act as surrogate mothers, caring for infants until they become large juveniles. Without the food, shelter, care, love and skills the OFI Care Centre provides, these beautiful, gentle apes would not survive let alone have a chance to be released back into the wild.

ORANGUTAN LEGACY FOREST PROJECT

For the orangutans eventual successful release back into the wild, land needs to be secured to ensure they have a safe place to live. Through the Orangutan Legacy Forest project, OFIA aims to purchase, protect and replant forest habitat in Borneo that is vital to the orangutan’s survival. This land would be protected from poachers, palm oil plantations, illegal loggers and miners, creating a large interconnected orangutan ‘sanctuary’ ideal for the release of rehabilitated orangutans from the Care Centre.
The Orangutan Legacy Forest is part of a larger OFI plan to purchase and protect a network of parcels of primary and secondary lowland forest located between the one-million-acre+ Tanjung Puting National Park, the 188,000-acre Lamandau Reserve, and the 1,000-acre Pasir Panjang Village Forest, home to OFI’s Camp Rendell ‘soft-release’ facility. OFI envisions a province-wide system of continuous, biologically intact nature reserves, parks, corridors and protected areas, which together will help provide essential habitat to ensure the long-term conservation of the endangered orangutan in the region. With so little protected forest remaining, and many national parks off limits to ex-captive animals, this initiative offers a real and tangible future for animals ready to return to the wild.
 
 

OFIA - official logo JPEGFor more information about Orangutan Foundation International Australia and The Orangutan Legacy Forest project, please visit www.orangutanfoundation.org.au

 

BEHIND THE SCENES

The making of our television commercial for Nuttelex with Coconut Oil was an amazing experience for everyone involved. Here we share the journey....