InfoSAWIT, PALANGKARAYA – Two adult orangutans, Sisil and Clara were released to its natural habitat inTaman Nasional Bukit Baka Bukit Raya (TNBBBR) after completing the pre-release phase in Pulau Salat.
“The two which were released are the achievements from the conservation program in Pulau Salat and our long term missionto return them to the wild,” CEO Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), Jamartin Sihite said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
He also mentioned, this was the evidence that the stakeholders together did the extraordinary things, including to conserve the rare animals.
Pulau Salatis the rehabilitation area for orangutan in the pre-release phase where the palm oil plantation company, PT Sawit Sumbermas Sarana Tbk (SSMS) and BOSF manage. The program is designed to decrease many orang utan in the rehabilitation areas of BOSF by accelerating their rehabilitation process.
The two which were released to TNBBBR on 28 September 2018 were Sisil, a 13 year of age - female orangutan, and Clara, a 12 year old – female orangutan. When Clara had the pre-release phase in Pulau Salat, Clarita was born and she is now one year old. The both were released in TNBBBR after 10 hour – journey through the land and water transportation and accompanied by the technicians from BOSF and SSMS.
CEO SSMS, Vallauthan Subraminam said, the rehabilitation of orangutan is the main priority to SSMS for they would be about to extinct. From the species of orangutan, there are only about 78,500 individual left in the wild.
“SSMS cooperates with the local community, the government, and BOSF to help and solve every factor that forces them to move and leave their real habitat, including to strengthens the sustainability standard in our operational and also takes the local community in the conservation program in our concession area,” he said.(T2)