URGENT: OuTrop Forest Fire Appeal
The Sabangau Forest is home to the world's largest orangutan and southern Bornean gibbon populations, but it's at risk. Fires resulting from an intense extended dry season threaten the forest on a daily basis. One fire came within 1km of our base camp, but CIMTROP's Community Patrol Team responded quickly and tackled the blaze. OuTrop urgently need donations to support the patrol team in preventing more fires and loss of critical ape forest habitat.
We need a larger team in the field to cover the 24-hour firefighting shifts, operational costs for more than 20 people working on the ground, and equipment needs to be supplied and replaced.
Watch the firefighters in action in our short video 'In the line of fire' and see why your support is so urgently needed. Please donate if you can and support this vital work to save the orangutans and other species that call this forest home.
Protecting Borneo's biodiversity since 1999
The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project works to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest in Borneo, including the peat swamps of Sabangau, home to the world's largest orangutan population. We monitor the behavioural ecology of the forest's flagship ape and cat species, carry out biodiversity and forestry research, and work with our local partners to develop conservation solutions and improve capacity for conservation in the region.