For those of you that weren’t able to attend one of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Director Ian Singleton‘s recent talks, now is your chance to attend one virtually! Also, we are in the process of migrating to a new Youtube channel, which in order to be able to have a custom URL again, we […]
Thank you all for a very successful GAGD 2017!
And with the strike of midnight EST Great Apes Giving Day 2017 is over, and per the photo it’s time to take a quick rest! All of us here at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) thank everyone immensely for their generous support, with the SOCP having received close to 5,000 USD in donation […]
SOCP and Great Apes Giving Day
For the second year in a row the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is participating in Great Apes Giving Day, an initiative from our friends with the Arcus Foundation – Great Ape Conservation and Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)! This year’s GAGD falls on October 17, 2017, from 12:00 AM EST to 11:59 PM […]
New video on SOCP Haven from Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Please check out this newly released video from our friends at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust!
Growing threats to watch in Batang Toru forests, home to unique orangutan population
We are facing a serious challenge in Sumatra, where a large new hydrodam project threatens to damage the Batang Toru Ecosystem, home to a genetically unique Critically Endangered population of orangutans. The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) has been working on protection of this forest ecosystem and its orangutans for more than a decade. Not […]
August 2017 rescue and translocation of adult orangutan male from Tripa Peat Swamps
Some more info and photos from the rescue and translocation of orangutan ‘Black’ from the Tripa Peat Swamps to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Reintroduction Site in the Jantho Nature Reserve, Aceh Besar, Aceh province, Indonesia. Important to note this from the article: “The Indonesian government filed a lawsuit against palm oil firm P.T. […]
SOCP Director Dr. Ian Singleton nominated for 2018 Indianapolis Prize!
We are very proud to have Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) Director Ian Singleton nominated for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize! http://www.indianapolisprize.org/sites/prize/the-heroes/2018/ The 2018 Indianapolis Prize Winner Stay tuned! The next Indianapolis Prize Winner will be announced from a special location this spring! The 2018 Indianapolis Prize Finalists Follow the Indianapolis Prize on Facebook and […]
First wild infant born at Sumatran Orangutan Reintroduction Centre in Jantho, Aceh
We are very happy to announce the first wild infant birth at the SOCP Jantho Reintroduction Centre! Please see a press release concerning this below, as well as media coverage from Mongabay here: First orangutan birth in Aceh reserve ‘gives hope’ for survival of species Marconi yang Kini Tidak Hidup Sendiri Lagi […]