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Creating a Stronghold for Endangered Orangutans

We Need Your Help


A Special Message From Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas


Dear OFI Supporter,


In the Indonesian language, "Kubu" means stronghold -- a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack.  And so it is fitting that OFI has been working with residents and leaders of the village of Kubu in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) to purchase and permanently protect their 2,800-acre village forest. 


ORANGUTAN LEGACY FORESTIncluding the Kubu Village Forest
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Including the Kubu Village Forest

Home to wild orangutans and countless other endangered species, the immediate acquisition of Kubu Village Forest by OFI is crucial to keeping it out of the hands of huge, international conglomerates that are clamoring to clear-cut and convert its rich, biologically-diverse landscape into miles of palm oil agriculture -- a monoculture in which few wildlife species can survive. It is a sad scene that has repeated itself over and over all across Borneo with deadly consequences.  But with your help, OFI can protect this critical orangutan stronghold.



Located south of OFI's recently-purchased 6,400-acre  Rawa Kuno Legacy Forest, Kubu Village Forest will extend the protection of critical orangutan habitat far beyond Rawa Kuno's border

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and provide ideal locations for patrol posts and water towers to help protect this vast forest region from illegal logging, mining, hunting and forest fires that may sweep the region during the dry season.


Kubu Village Forest is part of a larger, ongoing OFI initiative to purchase and protect a network of parcels of primary and secondary lowland forest located between the one-million-acre Tanjung Puting National Park, the 188,000-acre Lamandau Reserve, and the 1,000-acre Pasir Panjang Village Forest, home to OFI's Camp Rendell 'soft-release' facility.


This will create a vast, province-wide system of biologically intact nature reserves, parks, corridors, and protected areas, which together will help provide essential habitat to ensure the long-term conservation of the endangered orangutans in our region. Click here to learn more about OFI's Orangutan Legacy Forest initiative.


We must move quickly and decisively today to raise $280,000 to secure the Kubu Village Forest ($100 per acre is a great price!). Please consider a generous year-end gift to OFI. Orangutans need your help!    

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 With deep and abiding gratitude,

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Biruté Mary Galdikas
OFI President

P.S. Let us thank you in a special way!   


A gift of $100 or more will include a personalized certificate commemorating your generosity. Give a gift in your name or show a friend or loved one how much you care by sponsoring acres in their name--a perfect holiday gift!*   (Click here to view sample certificate)



Or send your check today to:

Orangutan Foundation International

824 Wellesley Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90049 USA

(Indicate: "Kubu Village Forest" on your check)


Thank You!


Donations of $100 or more intended as a holiday gift must be received by OFI before December 2nd for non-US gift recipients and by December 13th for US gift recipients to allow for processing and mailing of certificates. 


Orangutan Foundation International
is a US-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization 
working in Indonesian Borneo to save endangered orangutans.
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Or call us at 310-820-4906 (USA)

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