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InfiniteEARTH has partnered with renowned primatologist and conservationist, Dr. Birute Galdikas. In 1971, at the age of 25, Birute Mary Galdikas, was chosen as one of the three female protégés of world famous anthropologist, Dr. Louis Leakey. Her mission was to go to Borneo to research the "last arboreal great ape left on Earth", the endangered orangutan. Birute Galdikas, along with Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall would form the famed trio known as "Leakey's Angels".
From the abandoned forester's hut where she first landed, she has built the world famous Camp Leakey Research Center and later co-founded the Orangutan Foundation International Rehabilitation Center (OFI), home to over 300 injured or orphaned Orangutans. InfiniteEARTH is honored to join her lifelong struggle to preserve and protect the vanishing forests that provide a natural habitat for endangered orangutans in Borneo.
To that end, we plan to establish the "Rimba Raya" (Infinite Forest) Reserve - Borneo, 500 square kilometers of virgin tropical rainforest in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). The Reserve will be licensed from the Indonesian Government pending final approval in order to save it from total destruction by palm oil plantations. The Reserve will be co-managed by OFI and provides a habitat for wild and rehabilitated Orangutans.
The Rimba Raya Reserve is protected along its entire western border by the Tanjung Puting National Park and on its eastern border by the Seruyan River. The Reserve consists almost entirely of “Tropical Peat Swamp Forests”, some of the most bio-diverse and endangered rainforest on the planet. The Peat Swamp Forests in Borneo alone hold up to 70 times the carbon emitted annually by the combustion of fossil fuels world-wide.
Rimba Raya (Infinite Forest) Reserve
InfiniteEARTH plans to establish the "Rimba Raya" (Infinite Forest) Reserve - Borneo, 500 km2 of virgin Tropical Rainforest in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
The Reserve will be licensed from the Indonesian Government pending final approval in order to save it from destruction by Palm Oil Plantations. The Reserve will be co-managed by Orangutan Foundation International and provides a habitat for both wild and rehabilitated Orangutans.