Orangutan News: Orangutan Haven Being Developed in Sibolangit

by Apriadi Gunawan for The Jakarta Post The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is working hard to build an “Orangutan Haven” in North Sumatra to accommodate disabled orangutans and orangutans that cannot be released to their natural habitat. Beginning construction four years ago with a US$2 million budget, the 48-hectare facility in Sibolangit, Deli Serdang regency, is expected to be …

Orangutan News: Five Orangutans Released Into Kehje Sewen Forest

by N. Adri for The Jakarta Post The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) on Monday released five more orangutans into Kehje Sewen forest in East Kutai regency, East Kalimantan, adding the number of orangutans brought into the forest to 80 individual animals. This is the 14th release of the protected species since the group started the initiative in 2012. “The …

Primate News: The World’s Top 25 Most Endangered Primates

by Mike Gaworecki for Mongabay Earlier this month, a new orangutan species discovered in Sumatra, Indonesia officially became the eighth great ape species known to exist on Earth — and, thanks to habitat destruction caused by the expansion of human development, it instantly became one of the most endangered great apes on the planet, too. There are believed to be fewer …