OC Receives SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Grant for 2013 OC/OVAG Workshop

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With only a month to go before our fifth annual Orangutan Conservancy/ Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OC/OVAG)  Workshop,we have just been notified that our workshop is the recipient a large grant from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.  The substantial grant will aid us enormously in realizing this year’s gathering of wildlife veterinarians in Bogor, Indonesia.

“It is incredibly exciting to get a grant from the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund,” explained Dr. Raffaella Commitante, board member of OC and the coordinator of the annual workshop.  “When someone has the confidence in our work to give us funding, it is a very strong validation of the important work we have been doing with our OC/OVAG workshops.”

And that work will commence again on June 24th in Indonesia when we unite the largest group of  orangutan veterinarians yet to share their knowledge and results with each other.  After the workshop these front-line heroes will go back to their field sites, which include wild, released and sanctuary orangutans,  across Indonesia and Malaysia to continue to contribute to the fight against orangutan extinction through overall health care.

OC thanks everyone at the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund for their generosity and belief in our ongoing mission.

Please read more about this important workshop on our OC/OVAG page.

But we still need your help too.  If you’d like to join us and support this endeavor please consider a donation now to the Orangutan Conservancy by clicking here.

Group photo 2012 OCOVAG

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participants day one

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