In the Kinabatangan region, support of oil palm growers, like Sawit Kinabalu is key to secure safe passage of orang utans between forest fragments and throughout the protected and privately administered landscape. Our initial area of engagements is the lowlands of Kinabatangan River, an area where both oil palm plantations and orangutans exist.
Today, the wild orangutan population in this area is at a critically tipping point, and without the oil palm industry direct involvement, the long-term viability of this Critically Endangered and Fully Protected species in the wild is at risk.
Follow this link to download the published reports: special reports- restoring connectivity for orangutans in the Kinabatangan landscape
Our mission is to create a landscape that allows for co-existence between development and the needs for nature in Kinabatangan, Sabah. By working together, we aim to create a paradigm shift that reframes the oil palm industry as one that supports rather than destroys orangutan habitats.