2006

SAMBOJA LESTARI

EAST KALIMANTAN ORAUTAN REINTRODUCTION PROGRAM

Formally known as Wanariset, the project was relocated in 2006, due to insufficient space and was renamed samboja lestari. The program is currently located about 38kilometers from Balikpapan. In east Kalimantan and we work there in collaboration with the east Kalimantan conservation and natural resources authority (BKSDA). An executive technical unit of the Indonesian ministry of forestry. The land at samboja lestari is owned by BOS Foundation and is the location of our forest rehabilitation program.

The BOS Kalimantan has rescued hundreds of orangutans in East Kalimantan and currently cares for and supports over 200 orangutans at samboja lestari.

Formally known as Wanariset, the project was relocated in 2006, due to insufficient space and was renamed samboja lestari. The program is currently located about 38kilometers from Balikpapan. In east Kalimantan and we work there in collaboration with the east Kalimantan conservation and natural resources authority (BKSDA). An executive technical unit of the Indonesian ministry of forestry. The land at samboja lestari is owned by BOS Foundation and is the location of our forest rehabilitation program.

Our main activities at samboja include orangutan rescue, translocation of orangutans from areas of conflict to areas of secure and protected habitat, the provision of welfare and healthcare, rehabilitation, reintroduction and forest restoration and reintroduction activities. We manage a sun bear sanctuary at samboja lestari, with around 50 sun bears currently under our care.

Conservation of habitat and wildlife can only be achieved by working together with local communities and other stakeholders, hence in all areas of our work we engage with local communities and schools on community development activities and outreach conservation education.

The BOS Kalimantan has rescued hundreds of orangutans in East Kalimantan and currently cares for and supports over 200 orangutans at samboja lestari.