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Conservation News: Primate Scientists Stress Urgency For Sumatran Orangutans Amid New Genetic Findings

posted by Tom for the Orangutan Conservancy Over 900 primate scientists and conservationists from around the world gathered recently in Hanoi for the 25th biannual congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS). Numerous topics were raised and discussed pertaining to the conservation of the world’s primates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. Indonesia was noted as […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 27/08/2014 17:55 in

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Orangutan News: Experts Plead for Australian Food Manufacturers to Reject Palm Oil

by Oliver Milman for The Guardian One of the world’s leading orangutan experts has called on Australian food manufacturers to speed up efforts to ditch unsustainable palm oil, warning that the situation “has never been so desperate” for the threatened primates. Dr Ian Singleton, head of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program, said the apes, with […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 24/08/2014 9:35 in

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OC Joins the World in International Orangutan Day 2014

The Orangutan Conservancy  joins forces today with our fellow orangutan advocates around the globe for International Orangutan Day, also known as World Orangutan Day.  Let’s take this International Orangutan Day spirit and build on it throughout the year!  Together we can be a powerful force for change for orangutans and their rainforest homes.  It’s International […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 19/08/2014 10:08 in

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OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop Video

Enjoy this video of some amazing orangutans and the equally inspiring people that care for them in this short video compilation from OC/OVAG.  Then read more about our annual workshop and other projects that we help to support at the Orangutan Conser…

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 15/08/2014 22:30 in

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Progress on Mum’s and Offspring

Astrid and Gadis by the Joloi River Astrid who was released in February 2012 and Gadis who was released in November 2012, are two orangutan mothers with excellent survival and nurturing abilities.  The monitoring team found Astrid and her son … Continue reading

Posted by Matt's Orangutan App on 15/08/2014 3:18 in

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OC/OVAG 2014 “The Unofficial Photo”

Shortly after taking the official group photo at OC/OVAG 2014, the delegates posed for something a little more informal.  This photo captures the energy, good spirit and great posing ability of this year’s attendees.
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Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 13/08/2014 13:13 in

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Conservation Commentary: Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy

by Robert Hii for the Huffington Post In case you missed Jane Velez-Mitchell’s interview with model Katie Cleary, here it is. Katie made an impassioned plea to the viewers to stop buying products that use palm oil. So what is it about orangutans that gets animal lovers like Katie Cleary so worked up against palm […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 06/08/2014 12:13 in

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Conservation News: Study Shows 30% of Borneo’s Rainforests Destroyed Since 1973

Borneo’s forests are being destroyed at twice the rate of the rest of the world’s rainforests. by Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com More than 30 percent of Borneo’s rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 29/07/2014 10:40 in

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Conservation News: Drones Bring Fight And Flight To Battle Against Poachers

by Michael Casey for Scientific American Tracking endangered orangutans was no easy feat a scant three years ago. It required counting treetop nests in places like the Leuser Ecosystem on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island to gauge the health of a population that was under fire from poachers and palm oil barrens. Aerial surveillance using remote sensing […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 21/07/2014 20:12 in

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