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 the PanEco Foundation’s 2017 Annual Report, to learn more about what we have been up to! PDF download of the report here!
Please have a read through Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari’s 2017 Annual Report, to learn more about what we have been up to! PDF download of the report here!
Tune in to the discussion below and hear from SOCP Director Ian Singleton along with Ian Redmond, Alison Cronin, Grainne McCabe, Jim & Jenny Desmond, and Shirley McGreal, regarding the role of sanctuaries in conservation! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX-7lx8iKyY)
Please check out this recent article from the Guardian regarding unsustainable development in the Batang Toru Ecosystem, home to the only and last habitat of the newly identified yet already Critically Endangered Tapanuli orangutan: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/radical-conservation/2018/apr/23/worlds-newest-great-ape-threatened-by-chinese-dam “First of all, we need to ensure that the eastern and western populations in Batang Toru remain fully protected, […]
Another freedom for orangutan is happening this month, marking the UN World Wildlife Day in 3rd of March. Two young female and one adult male orangutans had been reintroduced to Jantho forest, Aceh on Tuesday, February 6th. They are Tengku, Bulan, and Nadia. These orangutans get their freedom after they completed their rehabilitation period in […]
The misuse of air guns for hunting has become increasingly uncontrollable. Based on data from COP and other NGOs working in orangutan conservation, at least 40 orangutans have been recorded as victims in Borneo and Sumatra. The recent discovery that has seized international attention is about an orangutan killed with 130 shots in the Kutai […]
The new year 2018 has brought a new hope for the orangutan in Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP). Six orangutans from the quarantine center had been released to Jambi reintroduction site two weeks ago. These young orangutans were ready to be released back into the wild forest after they passed their quarantine and rehabilitation phase. […]
Please be sure to hear what Ian had to say about the work of the SOCP, including the efforts to save the newly identified species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis, at this link!: Your Call’s One Planet Series: A new Orangutan species is facing possible extinction There is also a video of the conversation available […]
PRESS RELEASE Second wild infant born, the first female, at Sumatran Orangutan Reintroduction Centre in Jantho, Aceh From: Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam Aceh (BKSDA Aceh, Aceh Provincial Conservation Agency of Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry) Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari – Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (YEL-SOCP) November 7th 2017, staff of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation […]