Simon Purser
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Farewell party for Simon Purser and Angela D’Allesio

Leaving Tasikoki for a new adventure After more than 7 years managing Masarang’s Tasikoki wildlife issues Simon formally sent in his resignation letter to the Masarang Foundation board. He and Angela D’Allesio have taken on a new position with another nature conservation project in Central Sulawesi. For many years Simon, and later joined by Angela,

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Paramakarya award
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Masarang’s palm sugar factory receives the presidential Paramakarya award

A few days ago I was given a package with batik cloth in it, sent from Jakarta. I asked Erwin Tanauma, our palm sugar factory director what it was for. “Well it is not 100% sure but this could mean that we won the prestigious Paramakarya award Sir.” I thought, sounds a bit like the

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Panorama from the Minaesa University
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News from the Minaesa University

Cooperation between the Minaesa University and Masarang Masarang Foundation has a standing official cooperation with the Minaesa Technical University of Tomohon (ITM). Staff and students of the university work with the Masarang sugar factory to improve various technological issues for sugar production, new products and designs that also include construction of buildings and architecture. Students

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Planting seedlings for the Tasikoki forest
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2017 Yan Oi Tong Maritime Silk Road Exploration Tour to Tasikoki

Tasikoi adventure Forest foraging, Bug hunting, Tree planting, Seed bombing, Enrichment making, and Beach cleaning – the students from the 2017 Yan Oi Tong Maritime Silk Road Exploration programme did it all (plus more), at their recent visit to Tasikoki Wildlife Rescue Centre! The Tasikoki adventure started with an interesting information session where the students

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Minister visiting the sugar factory in Tomohon
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MINISTER OF STATE OWNED ENTERPRISES (SOE) INDONESIA VISITED SUGAR FACTORY

On Thursday 10 August 2017, the Sugar Factory in Tomohon got a Special Guest. RINI SOEMARNO, is the Minister of SOE in Indonesia. The Minister of SOE came to factory with a group consisting of Comissioner of PERTAMINA Mr.Sahala, Deputy of Agro Industry and Pharmaceutical Enterprises Ministry of SOEs Mr. Wahyu Kuncoro, General Manager Pertamina

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The Siddhakarya award winners
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Sugar factory nominated for National Productivity Award!

The Siddhakarya Award Perhaps you can still remember about the Siddhakarya Award (an award for good productivity) the sugar factory received in October 2016 from the North Sulawesi Governor through the Provincial Department of Manpower? As it seems, it has continued to the jury of the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia in

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Masarang soap
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New selling points for Masarang Rainforest soap and lip balm

We are proud to announce that Masarang Rainforest Soap and lip balm is now also for sale in the webshop Katoen&Ko and in the Health Specialty Shop Binorm in Zutphen. The assortment on the website of Orangutan Rescue is now also expanded with lip balm and new fragrances of Rainforest Soap. With the purchase of

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Experimental agroforestry plots
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A day in the forest

Kenangan I like my wooden house in the forest camp called Kenangan. Kenangan means memory and for sure I have many memories of this place since this is where I started my work in tropical rainforests as a student, now more than 37 years ago. Now I am a director of the forest company that

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Tengkawang factory
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More succes for the tengkawang project

Since the Masarang Foundation opened the tengkawang (or illipe butter) factory (through a donation of the Dutch Otter Foundation) on the 19th of August 2014, a lot had happened for the tengkawang project. In a matter of months the factory was built and in August and September of that year the first tons of nuts

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Helden van de wildernis
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“Heroes of the Wilderness” devoted to the work of Willie

Not to miss! In a new six-part series Helden van de Wildernis Art Rooijakkers visits conservationists in beautiful natural areas around the world. Areas that are under severe pressure as well as its inhabitants. One of the episodes is dedicated to the work of Willie Smits , the Sintang Orangutan Center in Borneo, West-Kalimantan. Art

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Planting fruit trees
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Masarang reforestation project in West Kalimantan

Through the support of one of Masarang’s valued sponsors, Masarang started a reforestation project in the surroundings of the beautiful Saran Mountain. Masarang is already working in this region for a few years now to protect the Saran Mountain and its surroundings against the rapid expansion of oil palm plantations in the region. Reforestation against

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Masarang kalender
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Successful campaign by Masarang Hongkong.

The Masarang Hongkong Foundation organized a successful fundraising with the sale of a 2017 calendar. Thereafter they were able to donate $30,000 in total to the Tasikoki Rescue and Education Centre and the Sintang Orangutan Centre. Information about the donation to each Rescue Centre is on the Masarang HK website. The donations could not have

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Help Selfa to a fun challenge!

Selfa is self-employed and organizes events for companies including Nike. She does this on project basis. It often involves events for large groups, sometimes up to 1,500 guests and she then works full throttle in sometimes 120-hour weeks! “I thought I was doing good,” she exclaims during our conversation, a sigh as she recently discovered

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Brother Piet teaches students from the kapuas University (Sintang)
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Masarang helps students from the Kapuas University in Sintang

From 10-24 October 2016, Masarang received 7 students from the Kapuas University in Sintang (West Kalimantan) of the forestry faculty, for an internship in reforestation work and agroforestry activities. The students joined a training by former Dutch Missionary Piet van Hoof, who has extensive knowledge about composting, agriculture and how to work land in a

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Masarang won the Siddhakarya award.
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SIDDHAKARYA award for Masarang!

This year, PT Gunung Hijau Masarang was selected as one of the best companies to receive the SIDDHAKARYA productivity award 2016 for small and medium companies in the province of North Sulawesi. PT Gunung Hijau Masarang competed with all medium and small companies in North Sulawesi and 6 of them were selected to be the

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Masarang’s critique on sustainable palm oil

The boom in the worldwide use of palm oil has been the main driver of deforestation in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. Annually, primary rainforest in excess of the size of The Netherlands is cut down. Read Willie Smits' article.