Release & Monitoring

Once orangutans have fully recovered and those born at Sintang Orangutan Center are released back into the wild, Ministry of environment and forestry protocols at our primary release site at Betung Kerihun National Park, West Kalimantan.

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Betung Kerihun National Park

The potential release forest is the Betung Kerihun National Park, 7 hours from Sintang. which is 816.693 Hectares. Betung Kerihun National park, which has been a national park since 1995, contains 816.693,40 Ha of pristine rainforest. This is 5,5 % of the total surface of West Kalimantan. The Betung Kerihun National park is divided in 4 areas.

There is still a population of wild orangutans living in one of these areas; called Embaloh area. The last orangutan population survey that was conducted in 2014 by Forina , WWF and Betung Kerihun National Park counted an estimated 773 wild orangutans who are living in this area

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