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The Orangutan Foundation

Orangutans are listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List- the biggest threats facing orangutans are habitat loss and hunting. Dublin Zoo's conservation partner, the Orangutan Foundation, safeguards three areas of critical orangutan habitat in Borneo, Indonesia. One of these areas is the Lamandau Wildlife reserve, which keeper Aisleen Greene and Team Leader Ciaran McMahon visited in 2017.

'Our visit to the Lamandau Reserve was a completely unforgettable experience. It really highlighted the direct impact and importance of the support Dublin Zoo provides. The passion and dedication of the Foundation staff that we witnessed can only succeed with continued funding from Dublin Zoo and the zoo communities. 

The unrestricted access we had to this magnificent ecosystem will live long in our memories and has strengthened our drive and motivation to support the vital conservation work they do.

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards our hosts, whose professionalism and friendship allowed us to be part of their passionate team.'

The support from Dublin Zoo has helped the Foundation purchase over 5,058 hectares of land to expand the reserve.



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