The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) believes that no single project alone can hope to save orangutans from extinction. OC field research projects such as the Orangutan Kutai Project, our annual OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop, the OC Scholarship Program — and independent rescue and rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra — are all vital to the conservation of orangutans, and each receives OC support. Whether funding or offering logistical support, we partner with these projects to achieve the best results possible.
Orangutan Conservancy (OC/OVAG) Veterinary Workshop — Collectively, the veterinarians and healthcare staff at rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra care for the largest captive population of orangutans in the world. Yet they face nearly impossible odds, and often find themselves short of medicine, equipment, money, space, support staff and time. More
Orangutan Kutai Project — Although a priority conservation area, the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan was largely written off in recent years due to devastation caused by fires and human encroachment. The wild orangutan population was thought to have dwindled to as few as 30 living in the park. But a survey conducted in 2010 found between 1,000-2,000 orangutans in Kutai, doubly important because they represent the easternmost subspecies of the endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus morio). More
To read about all of the projects that OC helps to support, please click on our Projects page.