Lone Dröscher Nielsen knighted

Save the Orangutan: 30 June 2014

Today the 30th of June the Danish wildlife conservationist Lone Dröscher Nielsen was knighted by His Royal Highness The Prince Consort of Denmark.

Lone Dröscher Nielsen established the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Project in Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia in 1999 and has saved more than one thousand orangutans since then.

Royal visit at Nyaru Menteng In 2010

His Royal Highness The Prince Consort visited her on the center. 'I guess he also fell a bit in love with the orangutan - just like I once did', Lone says smiling.

Lone Dröscher Nielsen and her team named a newly arrived orphaned orangutan 'Henrik' after the royal visitor.

Lone Dröscher Nielsen recieved the honour at Fredensborg Castle. 'I am proud and I am deeply touched', Lone says 'but whats affects me the most is the fact that His Royal the Highness Prince Consort has not forgotten our cause'