X-Ray Needed in Sintang

The Sintang Orangutan Center is in dire need of a new X-ray machine at their location in West Kalimantan. At the core of SOC is their rescue, rehabilitate, and release program for orangutans (mostly from the illegal pet trade) in Southeast Asia. A large part of this effort relies on their ability to adequately assess and diagnose their patients upon …

OC Grants COVID Funding to WRC Jogja

The Orangutan Conservancy is happy to announce the funding of the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta (WRC Jogja).  OC previously funded WRC Jogja in 2020 for: feed needed for the animals in their care, especially the primates salaries of primate keepers from September 2020 to February 2021. WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, and non-government organization …

Earth Day 2021 is Here

Our earth is home to about 8 million different species, and among those critically endangered lies the orangutan. The orangutan is the only great ape to inhabit the islands of Southeast Asia and without our help they could be extinct in as little as 25 years. It is for this reason that we must heed the warnings of scientists and …

OC Participates in Southern California Primate Research Forum

The Orangutan Conservancy was proud to participate in this year’s Southern California Primate Research Forum, hosted by the Association for Primate Evolutionary Studies at California State University, Fullerton. OC’s president, Dr. Raffaella Commitante spoke on the current state of all three orangutan species, giving special focus to the newly “re-discovered” Tapanuli orangutan of the Batang Toru ecosystem in Northern Sumatra. …