Releasing orangutans in the wild is not as easy as some people may think. It takes more than just opening the cages and let them run into a forest.

The idea behind the establishment of PT. Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia (Indonesia’s Orangutan Habitat Restoration), or simply known as RHOI, began with a deep concern over the fact that Orangutan Rehabilitation Centers, both in East and Central Kalimantan, have no longer been able to reintroduce rehabilitated orangutans into the wild since 2002, for quite a few reasons.

The Challenges

Orangutans in rehabilitation centers are individuals who have spent most of their lives with humans, as pets or as prisoners, for various motives.

The Answer

Consequently, all of these requirements narrow down options to find suitable release sites.

The Commitment

In both district, RHOI is undertaking sustainable forest management in general, such as ecosystem restoration


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