The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project works to protect some of the most important areas of tropical rainforest in Borneo, including the peat swamps of Sabangau, home to the world’s largest orangutan population.
Project members monitor the behavioural ecology of the forest’s flagship ape and cat species, carry out biodiversity research, and work with local partners to develop conservation solutions and improve capacity for conservation in the region.
Annie Mackinder chatted to Thea Powell, the Communications Manager for the organisation, about the research being conducted and the logistics behind such an important conservation program. We also hear about the many opportunities for students and conservationists to get involved and help support the excellent aims of the group.
You can support the project and its work by voting for them through this link before 12 April 2013.
You can also visit the OuTrop site.
IMAGE: The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project