CARESUMATRA BATU KAPAL CONSERVATION - DURIANS FOR ORANGUTANS
All over the world, wildlife is in conflict with farming and other human endeavours.
In the bufferzone adjacent to Gunung Leuser National Park, North Sumatra, durian farmers come into regular conflict with Orangutans who eat their durian crops.
Our community conservation program based at Batu Kapal, near Bukit Lawang in Sumatra works together with the local farmers to find ways to reduce the ongoing conflict with Orangutans.
Your donation will help protect this wild population of orangutans living in this bufferzone area by:
1. Compensating the farmers for lost income caused by orangutans eating their durian crops. Durians are sold for approximately $2.50 each.
2. Adopting durian trees to be planted on farmers lands to provide an alternative food source for these wild orangutans. This will reduce the incidence of crop raiding and protect farmers crops and income.
For as little as $10 a month, your donation will plant a durian tree and employ a person to look after the trees planted.
You will receive an adoption certificate, a tree name plaque, a photo of your tree and it's GPS location.
3. Donate to supply farmers with fireworks and supplies to resolve orangutan conflict situations in non harmful ways, to protect farmers crops and income.
4. Support a community conservation officers salary, so that the important work they do to support farmers and forest fringe communities continues, enabling people who live in this wildlife buffer zone to live in harmony with nature.
Our goal of $1500 will compensate farmers for lost income caused by orangutans crop raiding and eating their durian fruit and plant more durian trees to provide alternative food sources for the orangutans, reducing conflicts which endanger the survival of these amazing animals.
Please note 100% of your donation goes to this conservation project, there are no administration fees. Our foundation is run by a group of awesome volunteers!
A little bit about us.
CareSumatra's Batu Kapal Wildlife Conservation Program and Indonesian Wildlife Protection Unit is located in North Sumatra in a critical wildlife buffer zone adjacent to the Gunung Leuser National Park occurring on private landholdings. Many wild animals live here at Batu Kapal outside of the national park, as animals do not understand park boundaries.
Our objective is to protect and conserve the the rare and endangered orangutan and the native fauna and flora living in this wildlife corridor on private landholdings and the public land through the caves and cliffs from the Bat Cave near Bukit Lawang through Batu Kapal to Selang Pangeran.
This will be achieved through the acquisition of key parcels of land for conservation, buying camera traps for the wildlife monitoring program and plant nursery supplies to help restore and protect this precious wildlife corridor.
Your donation will help to protect the long term survival of animals that live in this precious Wildlife Biolink, by protecting the fragile ecosystem needed for their survival.
Please note all Australian donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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CareSumatra Inc is an approved ACNC charity, endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Taxation Office.