Projects in 2013
The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) believes that no single project alone can hope to save orangutans from extinction. OC field research projects such as the Orangutan Kutai Project, our annual OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop, the OC Scholarship Program – and independent rescue and rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra — are all vital to the conservation of orangutans, and each receives OC support. OC closely monitors how money is spent, to ensure your donation has the maximum impact, and each project is operated by tremendously dedicated people who are making heroic efforts to save orangutans.
Whether funding or offering logistical support, we partner with projects to achieve the best results possible.
The Orangutan Conservancy helps to support these projects in the field:
Orangutan Conservancy Veterinary Workshop — Collectively, the veterinarians and healthcare staff at rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra care for the largest captive population of orangutans in the world. Yet they face nearly impossible odds, and often find themselves short of medicine, equipment, money, space, support staff and time. More
Orangutan Kutai Project — Although a priority conservation area, the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan was largely written off in recent years due to devastation caused by fires and human encroachment. The wild orangutan population was thought to have dwindled to as few as 30 living in the park. But a survey conducted in 2010 found between 1,000-2,000 orangutans in Kutai, doubly important because they represent the easternmost subspecies of the endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus morio). More
Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Project (GPOCP) – Despite its relatively small size, Gunung Palung and the surrounding areas in West Kalimantan, Borneo, harbor what is thought to be one of the most dense and viable remaining orangutan populations in Kalimantan, and therefore, the world. More
Orangutan Conservancy Scholarship Program — Orangutan Conservancy has developed a Scholarship program for Indonesians working with orangutans and in forest preservation programs. Currently the program is open to students associated with universities within Indonesia. In the future we hope to broaden the program to allow for international study. More
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) — The primary goal of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP is the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan, a species currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). More
The Conservation Drone Project – OC’s latest project that we support is run by Dr. Serge Wich and employs high-flying drone aircraft to gather accurate orangutan population counts while monitoring in real time through video feedback activity in the rainforest. More