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10 Fast Facts in Honor of Ape-ril

Happy Ape-ril, aka Ape Awareness Month! Wild ape species face a multitude of dangers and destruction, including habitat loss, hunting, and poaching. In honor of Ape-ril, we have compiled 10 of the most interesting ape and orangutan facts! 1. There are two types of lesser apes, and 4 types of non-human great apes. Lesser apes: gibbons (South-East Asia) and siamangs …

Giving Tuesday 2022

Now is the time to make the most impactful gift for orangutan conservation! Next week on Giving Tuesday, a generous donor has offered to match all gifts up to $4,000! Double your impact, by making an early donation to our #GivingTuesday2022 campaign!  The Orangutan Conservancy works to conserve orangutans and their rainforest homes by directly addressing the main threats to their survival: …

SOC X-Ray Updates

Last year, The Orangutan Conservancy provided funding for Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC) to purchase an X-ray machine for their clinic and rehabilitation center in West Kalimantan. At the core of SOC is their rescue, rehabilitate, and release program for injured and/or orphaned orangutans in Southeast Asia. A large part of this effort relies on their ability to adequately assess and …

Borneo Nature Foundation Boardwalk Update

Images courtesy of Borneo Nature Foundation. Back in 2020, The Orangutan Conservancy funded Borneo Nature Foundation’s (BNF) 1,000-meter boardwalk. This boardwalk is 20cm wide, made of Banaus wood, and allows for access for seedling mobilization, planting, and monitoring by the BNF team. The boardwalk’s construction began in March 2021 at BNF’s site within the Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan, …