Encouraging sustainable forestry
Some 75% of orangutans live outside protected areas, many in forest concessions used for logging. Fortunately, orangutans 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 around 7,500 orangutans live. We work with major timber producers and communities to ensure that orangutan 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 orangutans.