November 18, 2013
To celebrate the return of its 100th rescued and rehabilitated orangutan to the wild, Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia is hosting a public event emceed by BOS ambassador, Triple J presenter and animal rights activist, Lindsay McDougall on Thursday 28 November at The Forresters, 336 Riley St Surry Hills from 6pm – 9pm. Tickets are available at http://www.orangutans.com.au for $25 per head, including food and drinks. All proceeds will go to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
The event will highlight the continued plight of Borneo’s endangered orangutans and provide insight into BOS’s world-first release program that has seen 100 rescued orangutans rehabilitated and released back into protected Bornean forest in the past 18 months.
With a further 600 orangutans still in BOS sanctuaries awaiting their return to freedom, the event aims to raise much needed funds to support this landmark program and help return these magnificent creatures to the wild.
June 13, 2013
Popular Australian expedition cruise ship Orion has several voyages visiting Borneo during September, October and November 2013.
“Now in our third year of voyages to this extraordinary island we have refined the destinations to present two exceptional itineraries across three voyages. Both itineraries offer the chance to experience connection with endangered wildlife in their natural habitat including a highlight visit to Dr Galdikas’ orang-utan rehabilitation centre, Camp Leakey” said Joel Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Orion Expedition Cruises.
Guests will encounter endangered wildlife, explore ancient Buddhist temples, gain insight into remote cultures and discover extraordinary marine habitats on Orion Expedition Cruises’ Borneo voyages.
A highlight for guests will be interacting with some of the 300 or so orang-utans cared for at Camp Leakey orang-utan rehabilitation centre.
Depending on the selected itinerary voyages either start or finish in Bali.
Orion offers expedition cruising with a touch of luxury – no roughing it here. Elegant lounges to relax in after a day ashore exploring, gourmet food that will have you looking forward to each meal and spacious cabins that offer every comfort, plus knowledgeable expedition staff who accompany you on shore excursions as well as providing on board educational lectures, are just some of the reasons why Australians love cruising with Orion. Sandra Tiltman.