On 14th October 2019 four orangutans – Fatimah, Cut Keke, Punti and Koko – were transferred to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s Reintroduction site in Jantho Aceh. They are finally feeling freedom after yearsspent rehabilitating and preparing for their return to the wild. Fatimah, a seven year old femaleorangutan was rescued from Kampong Baro Village, […]
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
The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) runs the only rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction programme for orangutans in Sumatra. Since 2000 over 390 orangutans have been received at our specialist orangutan quarantine station, averaging more than 20 new arrivals per year. Over 300 of these have been released to the wild, as the founders of two […]
Please have a read through Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari’s 2018 Annual Report, to learn more about what we have been up to! PDF download of the report here!