ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA
Through your purchase of Two-winged fruit’s palm oil free products, you are directly supporting OFI’s important work. OFI and Two-winged fruit share in the belief that all species have the right to live peacefully in their natural habitat.
Established in 1986 by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, Orangutan Foundation International is a non-profit charity that relies on supporters to continue its important work of protecting endangered orangutans. They care deeply about conservation and animal welfare, and have protected more than 1.5 million acres of rainforest habitat and saved hundreds of captive and orphaned orangutans from death or a dire life in captivity—giving them a second chance to grow up and be free. Their work includes:
- Rescue, rehabilitation, and repatriation
- Habitat protection, acquisition, and restoration
- Conservation outreach, education, and research
OFI supports the longest longitudinal study of any mammal in the world at the Camp Leakey study area in Tanjung Puting National Park. The study has been ongoing since 1971.
ORANGUTAN CARE CENTRE AND QUARANTINE
Established in 1998, the OCCQ was created for rescued and confiscated wild-born, ex-captive orangutans needing medical and other care in preparation for their release back into the wild.
OFI works in cooperation with the Indonesian government and communities in Borneo to expand national parks, establish reserves, buy land, and replant degraded forest areas to create permanently-protected orangutan habitat. Through its forest ranger patrol program, OFI prevents illegal logging, mining, poaching, and palm oil encroachment in protected forest habitat.
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
OFI raises awareness about the plight of orangutans and other wildlife species through a wide variety of local and global outreach and education programs.
For more information, please visit www.orangutanfoundation.org.au
Two-winged fruit is a proud partner of Rainforest Rescue, donating 1% of profits.
Rainforest Rescue is Australia’s rainforest conservation charity set up in 1988 to Protect Rainforests Forever. They do this by:
- Rescuing vulnerable rainforests by buying threatened properties
- Restoring damaged and fragmented habitat through reforestation
- Conserving the biodiversity and cultural heritage of rainforest
- Learning from the forest, sharing and raising awareness.
Over the past 18 years, they have worked locally and internationally to protect rainforest from destruction, buying important habitat and protecting it with Covenants. They’ve also undertaken reforestation projects around the globe, planting over 250,000 trees. All of this has been done with the support of individuals, foundations and businesses wanting to make a difference.
PROTECTING THE UNPROTECTED
Rainforests are the engine room of evolution, sheltering almost half the global tree species. Yet current rates of deforestation around the world mean vulnerable tree species are getting scarce.
Rainforest Rescue’s current priority is to save the unique and unprotected lowland rainforest in the Daintree, Far North Queensland. The Daintree is the last remnant of the ancient forest of Gondwana with lineage going back over 135 million years. It hit the international headlines in the early 1980s, when the Cape Tribulation to Bloomfield road cut through the area. In addition, significant tracts of land were subdivided and sold off by the Queensland Government.
Since then, thirty years of land clearance, introduction of non-native species and inappropriate development have undermined the conservation of this unique and truly beautiful place.
Rainforest Rescue has bought back 30 key rainforest properties in the Daintree, creating Nature Refuges and important wildlife corridors. In addition, they’ve reforested large tracts of land, planting over 100,000 trees in the Daintree all propagated at their Native Nursery. They would love for the Great Barrier Reef Helicopters to help them rescue more threatened rainforest and regenerate damaged rainforest through planting trees.
For more information about Rainforest Rescue, visit www.rainforestrescue.org.au