Our world is changing. Every day. Technical progress and new innovations have continuously improved our standard of living. But this has come at a price: Up to one million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction today. We are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction of species - it is the greatest loss of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Caused by humans. It is time to create a different future.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation situated in Indonesia and partner organizations such as BOS Germany, BOS UK, BOS Australia and Save the Orangutans Denmark and Sweden aim to create a world where orangutans as endangered species are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans. With the help of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS), 468 orangutans have been safely released back into the wild, and 527 orangutans are being cared for in sanctuaries.
Preserving the diversity of animal species is an essential task in animal protection to ensure our environment's sustainability. NEM GROUP, as the managing entity of NEM, feels a strong obligation for the fulfillment of its corporate social responsibilities. By partnering with BOS, NEM can contribute to the preservation of the Borneo orangutan in the wild with its eco-friendly technology and strong influence in the crypto world. NEM is planning to assist BOS in integrating XEM/XYM as a more transparent donation method to ensure each donation is trackable on a public ledger.
Orangutans along with gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos, are among the great apes. We humans share 96.5% of our genetic material with the orangutan. That's why we're so similar to them. In Indonesian, orang means "human" and hutan means "forest" – so orangutan means literally "forest people".
They live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in Southeast Asia. Each of these islands has its own specie. A distinction is made between the Borneo orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) – 54.000 orangutans, the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) -14.000 and the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) - 800. All three orangutan species are classified by IUCN as critically endangered. An adult male orangutan can grow up to one and a half meters and weighs 100 kilograms, a female weighs between 30 and 50 kilograms.
Because of their anatomical conditions orangutans are the best climbers among the great apes. Their strong arms can certainly bring it up to 2.25 meters of wingspan. They are the largest and heaviest permanent tree living mammals in the world. Safe and effective climbing is therefore part of the basic training for young orangutans.
BOS Germany protects and rescues the last orangutans on the island of Borneo. In an international network of partners we are taking care of traumatized and orphaned orangutans in two rescue centers in Central and Eastern Kalimantan. But this is not all. BOS is protecting essential orangutan habitat and reforesting devastated rainforest. BOS Germany is part of the Transparency International initiative and is certified as a non-profit association.
We are convinced that we have to take action NOW for the survival of the orangutan and the rainforest. Together we are fighting for the growth of the orangutan population, for the conservation of the Bornean rainforest and its biodiversity, so that the human and the climate can benefit from the conservation.
As a project launched in early 2015, NEM’s roots lay in innovation, to pioneer new reaches of blockchain technology. With years of development and innovation, NEM’s tech stack is comprised of one of the most established public ledgers in the world, with a massive geo-distributed community. NEM's mission is to ensure that the NEM ecosystem is a significant contributor to blockchain's next evolution by ensuring mainstream adoption and use of NEM’s blockchain solutions.
By partnering with BOS, NEM can help BOS integrate XEM/XYM as a transparent donation method that each donation is traceable on a public ledger.