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Orangutan Caring Week with FOTO

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Friends of the Orangutans (Malaysia) is excited to announce our next event on November 14th and 15th 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. After the success encountered during the Orangutan International Day on last August... READ MORE

Clearing of Peat Land For Palm Oil in Sarawak

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In June this year Malaysian palm oil company BLD Plantation Berhad announced its plans to clear 14,000 ha of carbon-rich peatland in its Sibu’s concession in the next two years. Unless stopped, BLD... READ MORE

Updates on Kinabatangan

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Since last July and after 3 months FOTO is still pushing companies for a commitment not to purchase crude palm oil (CPO) from the Kinabatangan areas highlighted by Abram et al 2014 scientific... READ MORE

1,000th student reached out!

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Over 1,000 students reached by FOTO’s awareness program since June! FOTO is proud to announce that since June this year and the start of FOTO’s new awareness program in schools in and around... READ MORE

International Orangutan Day in Malaysia!

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19th August is International Orangutan Day! Friends of the Orangutans (Malaysia) will be celebrating this special day to raise awareness about Malaysian orangutans in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday 19th August. Exciting prizes to... READ MORE