We have received this interesting report from our primatologist James Robins.
Early in 2012 the work of OU Trop came to the Appeal’s attention as their Fire Team was battling to keep the peat fires under control. As a relatively small NGO they needed help in finding funding for this essential work and the Appeal was delighted to offer them support in the form of a £5,000 grant.
Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to work with animals, but it was when I visited Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah as a tourist in 2010 I realised I wanted to be involved with the conservation of primates, and particularly great apes.
Our primatologist James Robins has been running the PRMP in the Tabin Reserve, Sabah for over three years now and in response to common questions from our supporters such as “how do you spend your days in the jungle?” James has sent us the following:
The copious amount of rain which fell during 2012 wasn’t confined to the UK, Sepilok has seen some of the worst storms and flooding during November and December this year.
Orangutan Appeal UK have been sponsoring the Centre for Protection (COP), who are a local NGO based in Kalimantan, Southern Borneo, since their formation six years ago.
We strive to rehabilitate all of the orangutans that come into the centre but sometimes we are beaten by circumstance and it is taken out of our control. It is at this point that we want to do the very best to help each individual animal and ensure that they have the best possible chance of living a full and happy life. Nonong was one of those orangutans
Well here we are again!
Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop)