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Protecting the Forests of Kalimantan

Protecting the Forests of Kalimantan

Jun 26, 2021

Between 1990 and 2015, 67.9 million acres of forest were lost in Indonesia, with Central Kalimantan experiencing one of the highest rates of deforestation. In 2017, Indonesia’s deforestation rate slowed for the first time in decades, with just over one million acres lost.

We’re proud to support the Orangutan Foundation’s Habitat Protection Programme

Over the next two years through your support we hope to plant up to 60,000 trees as well as supporting the foundations other vital habitat protection work.

he work focuses on two extensive conservation areas, Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

These areas combined total over half a million acres of prime habitat supporting close to 5,000 orangutans.

The tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra provide far more than a home for orangutans. They are one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on Earth, providing livelihoods for local people and playing a vital role in mitigating climate change.

On average, one acre of tropical forest in Indonesia stores 326 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2e), the amount generated by about 69 passenger vehicles being driven for one year.

For all these reasons, we must ensure tropical forests stay standing. The foundations work focuses on the following core areas;

Re-Forestation - Each year the foundation supported by local people plant 1000’s of trees which are home to 100’s of animals including the iconic Orangutan - Through our support we hope to plant over 60,000 trees over the next two years

As well as planting trees when you buy our beers you are also supporting their wider work. They Employ more than 25 local people who are trained in fire-fighting and SMART-technology forest patrolling. They maintain a network of ten guard posts, built in strategic locations, to prevent and monitor access to the protected areas.

Each post is a base from which forest and river patrols are launched. Each post patrols a 5 km radius (approximately 20,000 acres per post).

Protecting the forests and the wildlife for us all.

So when you buy a beer you really are making a lasting difference to the planet and our wonderful wildlife