Encouraging sustainable forestry
Some 75% of orang-utans live outside protected areas, many in forest concessions used for logging. Fortunately, orang-utans can live in these forests, as long as they are sustainably managed. In the Arabela-Schwanner region of West and Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, WWF supports the sustainable management of more than 4 million hectares where 7,500 orang-utans live. We work with major timber producers and communities to ensure that orang-utan habitat, food sources and corridors are identified and protected. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has certified just under one million hectares as sustainable, effectively protecting at least 2,000 orang-utans.