Countdown to Orangutan Diary
- Dear Friends of the Orangutan,
Itâs finally here! The long-anticipated series of Orangutan Diary
WILL air next week, 2nd through 6th April on BBC1 at 7pm nightly.
(Also airing Worldwide on Animal Planet---check your local listings).
BOS UK was able to get a sneak preview, and without giving away too
much, we can tell you that you are going to love it! Grendon, Lomon
and Kesi all feature prominently along with a few new characters you
will meet along the way. The series is presented by BOS patrons Steve
Leonard and Michaela Strachan, who will introduce you to the Nyaru
Menteng Project and the work of the BOS team in Borneo. Please tune
in, and tell all your friends. Suitable for all ages. If you like what
you see, please let BBC knowâ"we are hopeful that with the positive
viewer response we anticipate that we will be commissioned to begin
shooting a second series, allowing us to bring the issues facing
orangutans and the rainforest to an ever-growing audience.
You can send your comments to the BBC at this location
or email to Points of View at pov@....
We would also welcome your feedback info@....
Each day before the programme, a new video clip featuring new angles
on the orangutans will become available. You can simply download and
watch, or subscribe to receive automatic podcast updates. For full
Michaela Strachan, BOS patron and presenter of Orangutan Diary,
has arrived in the UK (she now resides in South Africa) in order to
help promote the Orangutan Diary series and the work of the BOS Nyaru
Menteng Project. Already she has done interviews with a number of
national newspapers and magazines, as well as radio stations, and you
can look out for her on BBC Breakfast on Monday 2nd April.
Michaela says, âI am delighted to be a part of BOS. It is such a
fantastic charity and I have so much admiration for Lone and her team
who work so hard and tirelessly for all the orphans. The plight of the
orangutan is at a critical stage. We can not be complacent. The
speciesâ only hope is dedicated people like Lone and BOS. Not only
does the charity rescue so many desperate individuals but it also does
vital work to protect what forest is left and to stop the continuing
destruction of the orangutanâs home. How can any of us watch an animal
like an orangutan disappear? We simply can't let that happenâ
âTo be a part of the work BOS does was a privilege. Going to Borneo
and getting involved with all the orphans was an amazing experience.
Getting to know characters like Lomon, Kesi and Grendon was uplifting
and meeting Lone was inspiring. Saving the orangutan is an uphill
struggle but BOS takes a few steps up that hill every single day. With
support, the orangutan CAN be saved. Without, we can say goodbye to
another incredible species. Watching orangutans become extinct surely
is not an option.â
BOS is grateful for the generous praise and support we receive from
Michaela. Read more about Orangutan Diary and Michaela at
Steve Leonard, BOS patron and presenter of Orangutan Diary, has
finished up his UK lecture series to enthralled audiences across the
nation. BOS UK had an opportunity to meet up with Steve and see his
presentation in Brecon and were delighted with the sincerity with
which Steve described his experience at the BOS Nyaru Menteng Project.
His self-deprecating humour and friendly manner make the audience feel
like they are with an old friend, but his message for conservation is
undeniably strong. We hope we can persuade Steve to do more
presentations in the future. Steve says: "BOS is doing such important
work, I was amazed at the dedication and hard work of all the staff.
Time is running out for orangutans--the time for action is now."
You can read more from Steve at these links:
ADOPT A CELEBRITY
Itâs trueâ"you can adopt your own celebrity (orangutan, that is!)
The stars of Orangutan Diary, Grendon, Lomon and Kesi are all
available for adoption.
Tune into Orangutan Diary on BBC1, 7pm, 2nd-6th April and meet them.
We are sure you will find them irresistible! Find out more about
adoptions by visiting www.savetheorangutan.co.uk.