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Roger Nelson—Friend, Mentor and Champion for the Orangutans

Roger & Rosalie first had us to dinner in 1976. They had finished renovating their home in Oakland and invited us to share the beauty of their work. Roger was an expert at everything he tried—renovations, photography, writing, landscape architecture and relationships. Thus began a friendship of over 35 years with generous and true-hearted Roger and Rosalie Indonesia 1996 In …

OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop Brings Together Those Working to Save the Orangutan

The 2011 Orangutan Conservancy/Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OC/OVAG) Workshop convened this year in the south central region of the island of Java. A sense of urgency was in the air as Indonesian rehabilitation centers have been given the time frame of 2015-2017 to release all captive orangutans back into the wild. Whether this ambitious governmental mandate is feasible or practical …

Orangutan Conservancy to Tackle TB at OC 2011 Veterinary Workshop

The Orangutan Conservancy’s drive to raise the level of care in rehabilitation centers across Southeast Asia will focus on infectious diseases at the Orangutan Conservancy (OC) 2011 Veterinary Workshop, which will be held July 4-8 in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. This is the third annual OC workshop staged for veterinarians and healthcare workers at orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centers across Borneo and …