InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – The official inauguration of “Island for Orangutan” is the cooperation between Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), PT Nusaraya Agro Sawit (NUSA), the subsidiary of Palma Serasih Group, and Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA)East Kalimantan Province.
Some pre – release islands that have been operating in Samboja Lestari would accelerate the release of orangutan that are being rehabilitated.
CEO BOSF, Jamartin Sihite said, the conservation for orangutan is only one aspect to conserve them and the habitate. If the forests get smaller, and even come to end, the forest would not be able to support the conservation and could not give the environmental servic, including for mankind. “From now on, we have to cooperate to protect the forest from the damage, protect the animal from the extinctionn. Let them live in peace in their habitatee,” Jamartin Sihite said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
Head of Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) East Kalimantan Province, Sunandar Trigunajasa N, said, his side really appreciates the cooperation with BOSF and others such as, withPT. NUSA.
Just like what is always told, Sunandar continued, the orangutan conservation and habitate are big homework by involving many sides – the government, the people, civil organizations, and the stakeholders. This is an obligation for orangutan will maintain the quality of the forest and make one significant factor to conserve.
Knowing that many forests have functional changes, it is obliged to keep the remaining forest while recovering the damaged ones. “We could play our own roles to keep the forest remain good and the contents in it. Let us do our jobs as good as it possible,” he said.
Director of PT. NUSA, Martusin Yapriadi, said, the cooperation with big organization, such as, BOSF is the good opportunity for Palma Serasih Group to play its role to conserve sustainably in East Kalimantan, together with BKSDA. (T2)