In the picture, our clients : Mrs. Soelvi Anette Almankaas and Mr. Peter Olof Weis with Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas, at OFI Care Center and Quarantine facility.
Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas is a scientist, conservationist, educator, who has studied and worked closely with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, and is today the world’s foremost authority on the orangutan.
Dr. Galdikas has lectured extensively on the orangutans and their tropical rain forest habitat to thousands of people and numerous institutions in Indonesia and throughout the world. Her dedication not only to understand the nature of the orangutan but also to preserve the creature’s rapidly diminishing natural habitat extends to the people, culture, and environment as well.
After more 40 years in Tanjung Puting , now a national park, Galdikas has conducted the longest continuous study by one principal investigator of any wild mammal in the world.