Update: WRC Jogja COVID Grant

Last May, The Orangutan Conservancy announced an emergency COVID grant to the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta, also known as WRC Jogja. WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, non-government organization that has taken over 1,000 animals. They have also released over 800 animals back into the wild. As of May, WRC Jogja had 152 various species …

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.

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.

OVAG Publishes New Article on Wildlife Heath Capacity Building Programs

Earlier this month leading members of the Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVG) published a new article titled, “Evaluating the contribution of a wildlife health capacity building program on orangutan conservation.” Authors utilize the One Health perspective, which views wildlife, livestock, crop, and human health and welfare as part of an integrated system. Through this lens, they evaluate the effectiveness of …