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Orangutan News Update: SOCP Responds to Permit for Palm Oil Permit in Tripa

Medan –  The former governor of Aceh who granted a permit  to a palm oil company, said he did so to bring attention to failing climate  change policies, but SOCP in a response to the governor today, called his  actions “completely reprehensible.” Digital Journal first  reported the plight of Indonesia’s Sumatran orangutans on March 31, after  learning that an estimated …

Drone Project Video

The “Conservation Drone Project” is one of the new and innovative technologies that the Orangutan Conservancy is helping to support. This short video, shot from the perspective of the drone, shows how effective this high-flying, low cost technology can be. Future use of the drone can be used for gathering accurate orangutan counts, keeping track of palm oil and deforestation …

News Update: Indonesian Court Backs Palm Oil Company Over Orangutans

BANDA ACEH: The courts in Aceh have failed to protect a carbon-rich peat  forest and critically endangered orangutans from the actions of a palm oil  company which the central government acknowledges has acted illegally. After five months of detailed argument, the three-judge court sitting in  Banda Aceh threw the case out on jurisdictional grounds, saying the complainants  from the Indonesian …