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After six years of waiting they are finally on the way home!!!

Edwin and the team are currently flying to Jakarta, Indonesia to return 14 orangutans back to their homeland. WFFT has been campaigning for them to be repatriated since they were smuggled into Thailand almost a decade ago. All at WFFT are delighted to see them finally return home. The official event was a spectacle with officials from various governmental organisations, NGO’s and the regions biggest media channels. It’s great to see Thailand and Indonesia working together and we hope this is one of many collaborations that will stamp out the illegal trade of wildlife. After the ceremony the orangutans were loaded onto an Indonesian military plane with a team of carers and vets from the Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and Thailand’s Department of National Parks. Representatives from each of these organisations will accompany them throughout the journey. Upon arrival the orangutans will be quarantined at a safari park and then hopefully moved onto rehabilitation facilities with the end goal of being released back to the wild. We will keep you updated on their journey. A great big thank you goes out to all involved in the repatriation of these orangutans.

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