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Orangutan News Update: Maria Agatha van Noordwijk: Delving deeper into orangutan conservation

Maria Agatha van Noordwijk raised her eyebrow as she crossed out several Indonesian names on the list of orangutans she and her fellow experts and students studied in conservation projects in Sumatra and Kalimantan. “We have to cross out their names on the list since they were killed recently,” she told The Jakarta Post at her office at the Anthropology …

The Amazing Orangutan

What makes an orangutan special? Orangutans are born with an ability to reason and think. This large, gentle red ape is one of humankind’s closest relatives, sharing 97% of the same DNA. Indigenous peoples of Indonesia and Malaysia call this ape “orang hutan” literally translating into English as “person of the forest.” In times past they would not kill them because …

Orangutan Conservancy 2011 Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group Workshop Report

ORANGUTAN CONSERVANCY 2011 ORANGUTAN VETERINARY ADVISORY GROUP WORKSHOP REPORT   Photos provided by Raffaella Commitante, Steve Unwin and orangutan portraits by Wiwik Astutik (BOS Samboja Lestari) Orangutan Conservancy 2011 Veterinary Workshop logo courtesy Amy Burgess © Copyright 2011 by Orangutan Conservancy Prepared with participants of the Orangutan Conservancy 2011, Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) Workshop, Jogjakarta, Indonesia, 4-8 July 2011  …