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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]