Here we welcome you to read more about the Batang Toru Ecosystem, in both English and the Indonesian languages!
We’re extremely happy and proud to share the news of the new species of orangutan down in Batang Toru, where we have been working since 2005/6 to study the orangutan population and conserve their forest habitat. Read more here and at www.batangtoru.org!!!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Please check out this newly released video from our friends at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust!
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 […]