Gold / 2016 / Press / Nature/Environmental

Orphaned Orangutans

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/Nature/Environmental
  • Company
    Freelance
  • Photographer
    Kemal Jufri

Orphaned orangutans at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation’s (BOSF) center in Nyaru Menteng, and a makeshift wildlife rescue center called Protect Our Borneo foundation, both in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Since 2012, BOSF has returned 158 Orangutans back into the wilds of Central Kalimantan. Orangutans were believed to be among the wildlife killed by massive fires in the Indonesian regions of Borneo and Sumatra late 2015 that destroyed more than 2.6 million hectares of forests, blanketed parts of Southeast Asia in toxic haze, sickened hundreds of thousands of people, and killed untold numbers of wildlife.

Kemal Jufri is a freelance photographer with over a decade of experience covering stories across Asia with focus on Indonesia, for international publications including Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Stern, Der Spiegel, amongst others.

He is a recipient of numerous awards and grants from some of the world's most prestigious institutions such as the World Press Photo, Missouri School of Journalism’s Picture of The Year International (POYi), National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism (NPPA BOP), Prix De La Photographie Paris (PX3), PDN Photo Annual and many more.