Orangutan Haven is particularly innovative and exciting new development of PanEco and YEL, located near the large city of Medan, in North Sumatra. Whilst the initial, primary goal of the Orangutan Haven is to provide 8 unreleasable orangutans with a dramatically improved quality of life, the 50-hectare Orangutan Haven site offers unlimited potential for the […]
Creating New Wild Orangutan Populations
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is the only project actively establishing entirely new, genetically viable and self-sustaining wild populations of any great ape species, anywhere in the world.
Who We Are
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is a collaborative initiative between the Indonesia-based NGO the Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL; Sustainable Ecosystem Foundation), Swiss-based NGO the PanEco Foundation, and the Indonesian Government’s Directorate General of Natural Resource and Ecosystem Conservation. The SOCP works on all aspects of conservation of the Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) and Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis).
What We Do
Please have a read through Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari’s 2019 Annual Report, to learn more about what we have been up to! PDF download of the report here!
Everyone in the world is facing their own challenges in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, our thoughts are with all our SOCP family around the world. We have been deeply touched by our friends and supporters over the last weeks and months who, despite personal challenges, have come together to make sure the SOCP can […]