- 12/21/2021Project update
Replacing palm oil plantations in Indonesia12/21/2021Project update
Replacing palm oil plantations in Indonesia
Several farmers near Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park, Indonesia, are moving away from growing palm oil plantations. With help from FZS Indonesia they are beginning to grow ecologically friendly alternatives that also bring economic gains. It will take time, but the farmers are committed.
- 10/15/2021Project update
Protecting elephants and people in Sumatra10/15/2021Project update
Protecting elephants and people in Sumatra
A young Sumatran elephant had been separated from its herd and travelling towards a town. This was dangerous to both people and the animal. Rescuing it was a daunting task, requiring a large team and a lot of elephant knowledge but FZS Sumatra was ready.
- 04/06/2021Project update
A fresh start04/06/2021Project update
A fresh start
For five years, two young Sumatran orangutans were kept as pets in a private home in Thailand. Now they are in Indonesia, at the FZS Jungle School, where soon they will begin learning the skills, they will need to someday survive independently in the forests of Bukit Tiga Puluh.
- 03/04/2021Project update
A conservationist’s second set of eyes03/04/2021Project update
A conservationist’s second set of eyes
Camera traps help conservationists learn a lot about wildlife in FZS project areas. In an interview with FZS staff member Eny, details on how the traps are set up, monitored and the benefit of the results that they provide are shared.
- 07/29/2020Project update
Protecting rescued orangutans from COVID-1907/29/2020Project update
Protecting rescued orangutans from COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we run our Jungle School. But creative solutions have allowed our orangutans to continue learning while staying healthy.
- 06/15/2020Project update
Discover Sumatra’s secret mammals06/15/2020Project update
Discover Sumatra’s secret mammals
See camera trap images and colour illustrations of 43 mammal species in the first publicly accessible field guide for Sumatra.