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OC awards funding to the Sintang Orangutan Center

The Sintang Orangutan Center is a rescue and rehabilitation center located in Sintang, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. They service all areas of West Kalimantan and currently have 38 individuals in their care. In recent years (2017-2019) SOC has released 5 individual orangutans to the Betung Kerihun National Park Forest in Putusibau, Kapuas Hulu. The Sintang Orangutan center intends to use the …

Indonesia in Flames: Surviving the Dry Season

A potential threat to all living creatures, wildfires rage every day; but during the dry season in the many provinces of Indonesia these infernos threaten some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. The Orangutan Conservancy’s president, Dr. Rafaella Commitante emailed me late last night with a picture from the island of Borneo. The smoke-filled streets of East Kalimantan reminded me …