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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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SOC Quarantine Enclosure Update

As you may know, last year we funded the Sintang Orangutan Center‘s new quarantine/isolation enclosure at the Jerora Forest School. The enclosure’s first resident since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived May 1st, 2021. The orangutan is named Sinta, who is an 8 year old female orangutan. She was handed over to SOC voluntarily by her “owners” from Tangerang City. She had …

SOC Quarantine Enclosure Update

As you may know, last year we funded the Sintang Orangutan Center‘s new quarantine/isolation enclosure at the Jerora Forest School. The enclosure’s first resident since the Covid-19 pandemic arrived May 1st, 2021. The orangutan is named Sinta, who is an 8 year old female orangutan. She was handed over to SOC voluntarily by her “owners” from Tangerang City. She had …

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

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OVAG 2021: All About Welfare

The first panel for OVAG Day 2 was on ape husbandry and the welfare in both zoo and rehabilitation contexts. The panelists for this session included Drh. Yenny Saraswati, Dr. Jennifer Elston, zookeeper Ida Lewis, Conservation Manager Josephine Vanda, and zookeeper Cindy Cossaboon. The entirety of the panel consisted of topics including medical training, enrichment, and special needs individuals to name a few.

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World Nature Conservation Day 2021

Today, July 28th, is World Nature Conservation Day. We celebrate this day to raise awareness about the world’s health and the need to preserve the environment and natural resources. The primary focus for this day is to highlight the importance of saving the many plants and animals that are threatened with extinction worldwide, along with conserving the world’s flora, fauna, and various other resources.

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OVAG 2021 Begins!

This year’s Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) Workshop is focusing on ape welfare, which is especially poignant as we are still dealing with the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first live session of this year’s conference focused on three very important aspects in conservation organizations; communication, human-primate interaction, and mental health for veterinarians and conservationists.

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