X-FAB Supports Orangutan Conservation by Adopting Orangutan Jubilee

KUCHING, 15 JANUARY 2020 – X-FAB, as part of their CSR activity, has adopted orangutan named Jubilee in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre to support orangutan conservation.

In this CSR initiative scheduled in December last year, X-FAB Silicon Foundries worked with Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) to promote awareness on the primate’s conservation and rehabilitation. For each visitor clicked on their Christmas page, X-FAB donated 25 cents to SFC’s wildlife conservation fund.

“We hope to extend the programme for people to be aware of the importance of the orangutan in the jungle,” said Corporate Communications Manager, SFC Isobeth Bana after receiving RM10,000 from Dr Manfred Riemer, Group Chief Operating Officer, X-FAB Silicon Foundries in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, this morning.

“At X-FAB, we believe in giving back to our society not only to the community where we operate but also to the environment. This endangered species plays crucial roles in our ecosystem. It takes 10-15 years for them to reach sexual maturity. Give birth to only 1 baby at a time at most every 5 years making them having an extremely low reproductive rate which in turn making them extremely vulnerable to extinction. We want to be part of this conservation effort,” said Dr Riemer.

Also present at the ceremony were X-FAB Sarawak Sdn Bhd Chief Executive Officer Lee Boon Chun, HR Director Maureen Labarge and Park Manager of Semenggoh Wildlife Centre Nor Emel Farnida Binti Jaddil. Besides its orangutan, turtle and hornbill adoption programmes, SFC is looking into the conservation of other wild life including rafflesia and sponsorship for reefball.

Currently, there are more than 30 free-ranging orang utans living in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre. SFC welcomed more contributions in cash or volunteer work. Members of the public can adopt a specific orang utan for a year by contributing RM200 a year, and for companies, it is RM 10,000 a year. Proceeds from the programme will be used to fund conservation activities and rehabilitation of wildlife. Anyone who is interested to adopt, please contact SFC Corporate Communications at 082-629340.