Project information

Solar power to help protect orangutan habitat

Funding is required to purchase solar panels sets that provide electricity for remote guard posts and orangutan release camps in protected orangutan habitat. Each individual solar set costs 400 GBP. For immediate use.

Immediate

Charity information: Orangutan Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Prevent illegal activities in protected orangutan habitat. Effective monitoring of the endangered orangutan.

    Solution

    The solar panel sets are bought locally and are easy to assemble. Replacing old solar panels or adding new sets is a simple and relatively low-cost scheme resulting in more efficient communication and management of large areas of protected orangutan habitat, for example the forests of Tanjung Puting National Park and the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Maintain or develop good communication for protecting the endangered Bornean orangutan.

    Activities

    » install solar panels

    Number of illegal activities detected. Response efficiency to reports about orangutans from staff, government and local people.


  • Impact

    Impact

    More reliance on solar power than diesel generators.

    Risk

    Damage to solar power sets from tropical conditions. Proper training and maintenance in use of equipment. All our sets are bought locally and parts and repairs can be made easily and are cost effective.

    Reporting

    Annual progress report with images (6 monthly report if requested).

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,200

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,200 solar power set Three solar power sets at £400 each
  • Background

    Location

    Protected orangutan habitat in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

    Beneficiaries

    Orangutan Foundation staff, National Park authorities and local wildlife departments. Good communication allows for fast responses to incidents such as forest fires, injured wildlife or illegal activities.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in Central Kalimantan for 20 years and our staff are very experienced. We work closely with all stakeholders and have effective partnerships.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Programme Co-Ordinator

    Oversees the Orangutan Foundation's programmes and is responsible for their effective running. Also, prime communicator with the office in the UK.