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The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is dedicated to the protection of orangutans in their natural habitat through wild research, capacity building, education and public awareness programs, and by supporting numerous on-the-ground efforts to save Southeast Asia’s only great ape.

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OC Grants SOCP Emergency COVID-19 Funds for Staff Screening

Due to the serious conditions of the pandemic, the Orangutan Conservancy has granted emergency funding to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP). The terms of the proposal submitted by SOCP detail use of the funds to be allocated to COVID-19 testing for all staff members to ensure the safety of both staff members and resident orangutans in their care. This …

OC Grants SOCP Emergency COVID-19 Funds for Staff Screening

Due to the serious conditions of the pandemic, the Orangutan Conservancy has granted emergency funding to the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP). The terms of the proposal submitted by SOCP detail use of the funds to be allocated to COVID-19 testing for all staff members to ensure the safety of both staff members and resident orangutans in their care. This …

OC Grants BNF Reforestation Development Funding

Borneo Nature Foundation has recently been approved for a grant to develop a boardwalk as part of their plan to reforest the Kanal Ruslan area in Central Kalimantan. The proposed boardwalk development will assist the reforestation team and community nursery in their effort to expand the planting area. The work will also combat worsening road conditions as these areas are …

OC Grants BNF Reforestation Development Funding

Borneo Nature Foundation has recently been approved for a grant to develop a boardwalk as part of their plan to reforest the Kanal Ruslan area in Central Kalimantan. The proposed boardwalk development will assist the reforestation team and community nursery in their effort to expand the planting area. The work will also combat worsening road conditions as these areas are …

OC Welcomes a New Board Member!

The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Meredith Bastian to our board of directors. We are thrilled to be welcoming her to the table as she brings along valuable knowledge from her over 20 years of experience in the academic and conservation communities.  Bastian received her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy with a minor in …

OC Welcomes a New Board Member!

The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Meredith Bastian to our board of directors. We are thrilled to be welcoming her to the table as she brings along valuable knowledge from her over 20 years of experience in the academic and conservation communities.  Bastian received her Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy with a minor in …

55000 Orangutan Population
9154000 Hectares of Forest Loss
3000 Orangutans Killed/Year
25 Years Until Extinction

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“The People of the Forest” by Mark Edward Harris

The very talented, award-winning photographer, Mark Edward Harris has recently...

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Artist & Photographer Melis Bürsin Donates Book Proceeds to OC

The Orangutan Conservancy is thankful to have received $550 USD...

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Celebrating #WorldParrotDay2021

Today, May 31st 2021, is World Parrot Day where we...

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