Devastating Landslide in Critically Endangered Orangutan Habitat

Featured image courtesy of mongabay.com April 29th, 2021, a deadly landslide occurred at the hydropower plant that is located within the only known habitat of the critically endangered Pongo tapanuliensis, or Tapanuli orangutan. The landslide has officially killed 3 locals, 1 woman, and 2 children. There are 9 people missing since the incident, 6 local residents, and 3 workers. After …

Arcus Foundation – State of the Apes

May 11th, 2021 Africa/Asia: 9:00 a.m. Nairobi / 1:00 p.m. Jakarta / 2:00 a.m. New York / 7:00 a.m. LondonAmericas/Europe: 11:00 a.m. New York / 4:00 p.m. London / 6:00 p.m. Nairobi / 10:00 p.m. Jakarta Join us on May 11th at Arcus Foundation’s State of the Apes: Killing, Capture, and Trade online broadcast. This broadcast event is hosted by Asha Tanna, …

World Veterinary Day 2021

Yesterday, April 24th, 2021, was World Veterinary Day, where we celebrate the veterinary profession. This celebration was created in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association and takes place every year on the last Saturday of April. The theme of this year’s World Veterinary Day is “Veterinarian Response to the COVID-19 Crisis”. The theme was chosen to celebrate and highlight all …

Wild Orangutan Habitat Deforested by Secretive Group

Featured image courtesy of mongabay.com On March 22nd, 2021, Mongabay reported that a secretive group, called the Nusantara Fiber, was responsible for the most deforestation by the industrial forestry industry in Indonesia over the last 5 years. While this group is responsible for significant damage to Indonesian forests, there seems to be little known about the organization. The identity of …