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Renowned primatologist to join Silversea Expeditions cruise to Borneo

Renowned primatologist to join Silversea Expeditions cruise to Borneo

Silversea Expeditions announced internationally recognised scientist, conservationist and educator Dr Biruté Mary Galdikas will join Silver Discoverer's October 18, 2016 expedition cruise as a guest lecturer.

Famous for her studies and work with the orangutans of Indonesian Borneo in their natural habitat, she is considered the world's foremost authority on the orangutan.
 
The11-day voyage sailing from Balikpapan to Singapore, will explore Indonesia, spending more than two full days in the port of Kumai, gateway to Tanjung Puting National Park and its Camp Leakey, the site of the primatologist's pioneering research in the wild.
 
Dr. Galdikas will share insights from her 45 years devoted to the study, care and preservation of endangered orangutans. Additionally, she will lead a private tour to Camp Leakey.
 
In the company of Dr. Galdikas, Silversea guests will also be granted rare access to the OFI's Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine facility located in the village of Pasir Panjang. The rehabilitation centre is home to numerous orphaned, sick or injured orangutans. Normally closed to the public, it has occasionally opened its doors to a select group of visitors, including former US President Bill Clinton.
 
'We're extremely honoured to have Dr. Galdikas join this special cruise to talk about her work in Borneo and personally guide our guests on their visit to her world-famous Camp Leakey and Orangutan Care Centre,' said Lisa McAuley, Silversea’s commercial director, UK and Ireland.

For each guest on this voyage of Silver Discoverer, Silversea Expeditions will donate $100 to the non-profit Orangutan Foundation International.

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