Update: OC Awards COVID-19 Grant to WRC Jogja

Published: 4/27/2021 The Orangutan Conservancy is happy to announce the funding of the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta (WRC Jogja).  OC previously funded WRC Jogja in 2020 for: feed needed for the animals in their care, especially the primates salaries of primate keepers from September 2020 to February 2021. WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, and …

International Orangutan Day 2021

August 19th is the annual International Orangutan Day. This international event aims to promote the conservation of critically endangered orangutan and encourage the welfare of their habitat. There are only approximately 50,000 to 65,000 orangutans left in the wild, with approximately 2,000 to 3,000 orangutans being killed annually. Along with this, orangutans have lost over 80% of their natural habitat …

OVAG 2021 Begins!

This year’s Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVAG) Workshop is focusing on ape welfare, which is especially poignant as we are still dealing with the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The first live session of this year’s conference focused on three very important aspects in conservation organizations; communication, human-primate interaction, and mental health for veterinarians and conservationists.

Update: Funding the Construction of Quarantine Enclosures at Sintang Orangutan Center

The Orangutan Conservancy is pleased to announce the approval of a substantial grant to Sintang Orangtuan Center in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Sintang Orangutan Center (SOC) is a mighty rehabilitation and care center located in West Kalimantan, an Indonesia province on the island of Borneo. They are a leading force in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wild orangutans. They are …