“This isn’t a new video but I wanted to show the dedicated work of one women, Lone Droescher-Nieslen from the Orang-utan Survival Foundation”.
“It is Mothers Days on 18th March, why not give your mum a very special present, adopt one of these beautiful little fur balls, I’m sure she will thank you for it“
From flight attendant to orangutan mother – The journey begins Substitute mother to orangutans. That is probably the most fitting way to describe a woman who has become known around the world as “The Great
Dane”. Her name is Lone Dröscher-Nielsen. She has dedicated the last 17 years of her life to saving the orangutan from extinction. Founder and Manager of the Nyaru Menteng Sanctuary, she heads the rescue operations to save orangutans that would otherwise not have had a chance of survival; orphaned babies whose mothers have been killed, and adult orangutans that have lost their home to the destruction of the rainforest by Man. They stay at the centre, safe and cared for, until they can be re-released into the wild.
So moved by the traumas experienced by these creatures, she gave up her life in Denmark, and has been living in Borneo ever since. In November 1999, with the help of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) she opened her own rehabilitation and rescue centre for orangutans in Nyaru Menteng. For ten years, Lone has fought for the survival of the orangutans. It is an uphill battle, but Lone refuses to give up. She has made a promise to them and she will never stop fighting to save them.
You can help by adopting an orangutan and becoming part of the largest primate rescue operation in the world today. When adopting an orangutan your money will go to the care, medicine and eventual release of all the orangutans in our care. As an adoptive parent you will receive regular updates about your orangutan, follow their progress in forest school and get to know the character of one of these most special “people of the rainforest.” You will be able to follow their journey from a scared, traumatised orphan into a happy orangutan with the skills needed to survive in the wild.
“This too is an old video but it it very informative. The dates of the video’s are irrelevant, BOS still needs your help for all the orphaned orangutans. This is a man-made disaster, we demolished their natural home & habitat; so it is up to us to ensure we provide them with a natural alternative!”
By some estimates, Borneo’s vast forests are being cleared faster than the Amazon. Unless something is done now, Orang-utans could be extinct in 20 years.
The practice of bulldozing everything to make way for palm oil plantations has left Orang-utans without their customary habitat. “Palm oil is totally destructive. They’re cutting down every single tree”, complains Lone Droescher-Nieslen from the Orang-utan Survival Foundation. When the forests disappear, Orang-utans cling to any stump in the cleared land, unable to understand their homes are gone. It’s left to charities to rescue the apes before the plantation workers kill them. Lone hopes she can rehabilitate the Orang-utans back into the wild. But if the rate of de-forestation continues, there may soon be no forests to release them into.
Produced by ABC Australia
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“Give the gift of life on Mothers Day – Don’t give the usual boring flowers & chocolates – Adopt an orangutan, virtual gifts or a donation here:- http://www.orangutanprotectionfoundation.org/?page_id=700#
You can help BOS release the many Orangutans in its care waiting to return to the wild. Text ORANG to 70003 and donate £3 today.
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