Zooming Over OVAG 2021

Hello everyone – I hope you are all continuing to stay safe, healthy and happy!  We have just completed our OVAG Workshop over zoom and have had our largest turnout ever with 114 participants on the first day.  Naturally the main area of interest was the pandemic as sadly it is still an ever-present danger in Southeast Asia, so much …

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.

OVAG Publishes New Article on Wildlife Heath Capacity Building Programs

Earlier this month leading members of the Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group (OVG) published a new article titled, “Evaluating the contribution of a wildlife health capacity building program on orangutan conservation.” Authors utilize the One Health perspective, which views wildlife, livestock, crop, and human health and welfare as part of an integrated system. Through this lens, they evaluate the effectiveness of …

X-Ray Needed in Sintang

The Sintang Orangutan Center is in dire need of a new X-ray machine at their location in West Kalimantan. At the core of SOC is their rescue, rehabilitate, and release program for orangutans (mostly from the illegal pet trade) in Southeast Asia. A large part of this effort relies on their ability to adequately assess and diagnose their patients upon …