ORANGUTANS & CONSERVATION
Updated: May 27
InfiniteEARTH and Rimba Raya Conservation are strongly committed to the protection of orangutans and other endangered IUCN Red listed animals.
Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve, 64,500 ha of High Conservation Value (HCV) forest, is one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world.
Our contribution over the years has prevented this forest from being slashed, burned and converted to oil palm, thereby preventing 130M tonnes of emissions.
We form a vital patrolled buffer zone between the ever-encroaching bulldozers of the palm oil industry and the Tanjung Puting National Park, home to one of the last remaining wild populations of orangutans on earth.
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According to the United Nations, forests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface.
Forests don't only provide food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of indigenous populations.
By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity.
Orangutans are the world's largest tree-climbing mammals. But their forest habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia is rapidly disappearing, putting the future of Asia's only great ape in peril.
At least 100,000 of these orangutans have disappeared over the past 16 years
InfiniteEARTH uses the income from the sale of carbon credits to finance this and other impactful initiatives at the Rimba Raya Biodiversity Reserve.
This financial commitment ensures that these vulnerable animals continue to be protected
in the safety of the project zone. We have selected an area in our concession that is primary peat swamp forest, ideal orangutan habitat where we have funded the construction of a 1.3km long boardwalk, a permanent Ranger Station & Release Camp. We call this release area, "Camp Rimba."
Rimba Raya is home to over
300 species of birds
122 species of mammals
180 species of trees and plants
We have selected an area in our concession that is primary peat swamp forest, ideal orangutan habitat where we have funded the construction of a 1.3km long boardwalk, a permanent Ranger Station & Release Camp.
We call this release area, "Camp Rimba."
InfiniteEARTH has supported the release of approximately 50 wild-born, previously captive orangutans.
This was made possible thanks to our long-term field conservation partnership with the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), led by Dr. Birutė Mary Galdikas who works
tirelessly to save these endangered animals.
Rimba Raya is the first project to register under the Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) and is verified as contributing to all 17 of the UN SDGs.
This initiative meets the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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