Please have a read through Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari’s 2021 Annual Report. PDF download of the report here!
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 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 […]
Please have a read through Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari’s 2020 Annual Report, 20 Years of Conservation Actions PDF download of the report here!