Orangutan Specialist Education Program
The Orangutan Conservancy has developed a continuing education program for Indonesians specializing in the care and study of orangutans in forest programs. Currently the program is open to those associated with universities or highly-regarded independent orangutan projects within Indonesia.
Our current education grant student is orangutan specialist Anta who is studying for her Masters.
Other recent recipients include:
Reza’s desire was to attend university in order to learn and do even more in conservation. He submitted a well written and thought out four-year university plan in Environmental Sciences at Trisakti University in Jakarta. Reza has already completed his first year and is now well into his second. The department was very excited to have Reza as he is their first student who actually has forest experience! Reza’s mother was also involved in orangutan conservation in Balikpapan with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.
Here’s a photo of Reza (center) with his fellow graduates after he passed his finals.
The Orangutan Conservancy needs your help to fund our next education recipient. If you’d like to offer your support please click on the link below: