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Orangutan Awareness Week 2014

10th to 16th November
This year Orangutan Awareness Week runs from Monday 10th November to Sunday 16th November.
Orange for Orangutan Day© is on Wednesday 12th of November this year.
This is your chance to ‘go orange’ and inject some orange zest i…

Posted by on 09/07/2014 21:32 in Events

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Representatives of Indonesian Presidential Candidates Discuss Environmental Agenda

Indonesia’s presidential candidates expressed aspects of their environmental agenda through their representatives during an evening gathering of news media reporters and nongovernmental organizations. Sponsored by five orangutan advocacy groups (Orang Utan Republik Foundation, The Orangutan Project, The Orangutan Conservancy, Orangutan Outreach, and Orangutan Land Trust), the discussion/debate took place at Café Resto, Complex Ismail Marzuki, Cikini, […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 08/07/2014 15:07 in

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Conservation News: Indonesia Overtakes Brazil In Clearing Tropical Forests

from ABC/Radio Australia Scientists say Indonesia has now overtaken Brazil in clearing tropical rainforests, putting wildlife and habitat at risk. Satellite images have found that Indonesia has surpassed Brazil in clearing tropical forests, and losses are accelerating, scientists say. That’s despite a 2011 moratorium meant to protect wildlife and combat climate change. Between 2000 and […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 07/07/2014 12:47 in

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OC Joins With Several Orangutan Organizations to Sponsor Indonesian Debate

Collaboration of Orangutan Organizations Support Debate/Discussion of Environmental Position of Candidates for Next President of Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia.   In advance of the upcoming Indonesian presidential elections on July 9th, OC has joined a group of nonprofit organizations with a focus on orangutan conservation to co-sponsor a debate and discussion on the environmental position of […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 03/07/2014 10:46 in

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Final Day Update: 2014 OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop Wraps Up

Endangered, there’s still time.  Extinct, they’re gone forever. Those strong words are on the banner of the 2014 OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop and a reminder to us all why we must bring together the wildlife veterinarians each year in Indonesia.  The battle to save orangutans has reached a pivotal time and we all must work harder […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 01/07/2014 12:19 in

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Day Four Highlights from the 2014 OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop

by Dr. Raffaella Commitante Continuing on with our adventures in Jogja at the 2014 OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop! After a bit of administrative housekeeping announcements we moved right into husbandry and enrichment.  This year’s focus was on husbandry and welfare issues.  Claire from Chester Zoo and Yenny from the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) gave a […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 27/06/2014 17:26 in

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OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop Day Three Highlights

By Dr. Raffaella Commitante Today was a very interesting day for me personally at the 2014 OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop as we were first going to be working in the parasitology lab, and then we were going to the PCR/DNA extraction lab. I had never seen the process done so it was very interesting.  A PhD […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 26/06/2014 19:56 in

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Conservation News: Signs Sabah May Finally Uphold Commitment On Wildlife Corridors

by Jeremy Hance for Five years ago an unlikely meeting was held in the Malaysian state of Sabah to discuss how to save orangutans, elephants, and rhinos amid worsening forest fragmentation. Although the meeting brought together longtime adversaries—conservationists and the palm oil industry—it appeared at the time to build new relationships and even point […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 26/06/2014 14:52 in

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Highlights From the OC/OVAG Workshop: Days One and Two

Day two was a busy one at the OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop.  We are back at the University today and covering scientific writing through a role-playing exercise. The group was tasked with writing a brief communication for a ficticious vet journal.  Joe Smith from Ft. Wayne Children’s Zoo took the role of the editor of a Zoo […]

Posted by Orangutan Conservancy on 25/06/2014 11:21 in

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Two Families Reunite

Sif and Emen’s Families It has been more than a year since Sif and her daughter Sifa were released into Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest. They were last observed in July 2013, and despite the Team’s efforts to locate them, they … Continue reading

Posted by Matt's Orangutan App on 24/06/2014 20:42 in

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