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 …

World Zoonoses Day 2021

World Zoonoses Day commemorates the important work of Louis Pasteur, who on July 6th 1885 administered the first vaccine against rabies. This day is especially poignant in 2021 as we are still battling the detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, a presumed zoonotic disease that has wreaked havoc over the past year and a half. The National Center for Biotechnology …

World Wildlife Day 2021

Today, March 3rd, 2021, marks the annual World Wildlife Day (WWD). This special day was created to celebrate and bring awareness to Earth’s vast collection of wild flora and fauna. This year’s WWD theme is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”, which was chosen in order to spotlight the significance of forests, the species living in the forests, and …

Funding Firefighting Efforts in Borneo

URGENT UPDATE! Subject: Borneo is BURNING The Orangutan Conservancy received a request from the Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF) last week for Emergency Firefighting funds (EFF) to fight the intense infernos. The BNF is located in Sebangau National Forest in Central Kalimantan and it has the largest population of protected orangutans in the world. Currently, BNF is sending out local firefighting …