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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please read about the latest developments at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme Orangutan Haven, as of September 2017!
Please have a read through the annual report of one of SOCP’s Founding Partners, the Sustainable Ecosystem Foundation – Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL), to learn more about what was accomplished in 2016.
Please have a read through the annual report of one of SOCP’s Founding Partners, the PanEco Foundation, to learn more about what was accomplished in 2016.
Please check out the following to learn about the developments to date and planned work to come for the SOCP Orangutan Haven, through September 2016.
Study suggesting NGOs reconsider their relationship to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). On a related note, SOCP Founding Partner the PanEco Foundation resigned its membership to the RSPO in May 2016. Study concludes conservation NGOs might be better off working outside the RSPO
This evening, 27 July 2016, we received 3 infant orangutans, estimated to be 11-12 months old, and 1 juvenile orangutan, estimated to be 4 years old. Yesterday, teams from Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN), Centre for Orangutan Protection, and BKSDA arrested a major supplier of orangutans in Aceh, confiscating the young orangutans and bringing them […]