The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) runs the only rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction programme for orangutans in Sumatra. Since 2001 over 430 orangutans have been received at our specialist orangutan quarantine station, averaging more than 20 new arrivals per year. Over 320 of these have been released to the wild, as the founders of two […]
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
Indonesia, October 10th, 2020: We are delighted to announce that our very own Director of the SOCP, Dr Ian Singleton, is to be recognised as an «Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire» or OBE, for his Services to the Environment and Conservation, as announced earlier today with the publication of this […]
Jantho, Sumatra, Indonesia – Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team at the Orangutan Reintroduction Center, in the Jantho Pine Forest Nature Reserve, Aceh, Sumatra, found an orangutan mother along with her baby estimated to be 3-5 months old on the FB1200 trail. The baby orangutan is male and is the third […]