Catherine Capon, naturalist and wildlife presenter reports from Borneo on a project to rehabilitate and protect rescued orangutans and eventually re-introduce them back into the wild. Orangutans are becoming critically endangered in Indonesia due to the loss of rainforest, pulled down to make way for mono culture palm oil production and open cast coal mining.
Cat’s report shows areas of the rainforest that have been de-forested, and contrasts this with a successful restoration of the forest, once illegally logged. It is hoped that this protected area of the forest will provide a vital home for Indonesia’s displaced great apes.
More About Catherine Capon, Wildlife Filmmaker
Introducing Catherine Capon, intrepid zoologist, naturalist, wildlife filmmaker, and our brilliant new contributor to Ethical Hedonist Magazine. Catherine will be bringing us up close and personal with lions, tigers, orangutans, elephants, eagles and whatever else she discovers, as she travels the world’s environmental hotspots and reports on the fight to save endangered species before it is too late.
Up Close and Personal with Animal Conservation
Soak up Cat’s charismatic, animal adventures as she reports on the colourful and surprising spectacles of the natural world – from India’s national parks – to the rainforests of South America – to America’s once teeming, great buffalo plains. If you love watching David Attenborough’s sweeping, majestic programmes on nature and bio diversity, you will love Cat’s intimate, sometimes unexpected, wildlife adventure documentaries. And let’s not forget the remarkable people from rangers to scientists, conservation charities and filmmakers who are doing a very difficult job of protecting species, habitat and demonstrating just how we all depend on the fragile , interconnected thread of bio diversity. Without it, both humans and animals will cease to flourish on our extraordinary planet earth.
Now these heroes and heroines are the Indiana Jones’s of the natural world!
Alison Jane – Editor-in-Chief EthicalHedonist@AlisonJaneReid
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