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 …

Classroom Adoption: Sparkling Sonics & 2-201

This past April, two classrooms (The Sparkling Sonics and 2-201) both virtually adopted the Orangutan Kutai Project orangutan, Pan, in honor of Earth Day. Along with the adoption, the classes both had lessons on orangutans and their habitat. The students completed many projects, including: illustrations, dioramas, and opinion pieces on why it is important to save orangutans.