Environmental education is a key element of our work – in Switzerland and Indonesia. Since 2001, we have supported the Puntondo Environmental Education Center on the Indonesian island Sulawesi. Find out what was achieved with our support in the first half of 2022.
Our latest project in Sumatra is the Orangutan Haven. Part of the Haven is a breeding programme for endangered sumatran songbirds.
On May 18, 2022 in Medan, North Sumatra, a number potential partners attended a workshop to finalize the proposal concept for Batang Toru phase 2. The workshop aimed to monitor and evaluate the previous work as well as to build partnerships for the implementation of the next phase.
Making a difference for Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutans and community livelihoods through beekeeping. We introduce you to our project «Orangutan Honey».
Our new annual report is here! 2021 was marked by anniversaries: 25 years of PanEco and 10 years of the Thurauen Nature Centre. In addition, there were many other highlights and also challenges. We look back to 2021.
You may already know Dr. Citrakasih Nente, called Citra by everyone, as the head of care and reintroduction in our Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. Recently, an interview with her and our partner «Orangutan Coffee» was published and we would like to share it also with you.
The reintroduction station in Jantho is located in the middle of the rainforest and is difficult to reach and only via off-road vehicle or motorcycle. The next village is far away. Therefore, the employees, like Damson, always stay for several days at a time at the station to pursue their valuable work.
The PanEco team has grown. We are happy to welcome 6 new people who will strengthen our teams in Switzerland and Indonesia.
From the day they enter the quarantine and rehabilitation station to the day they are released: the orangutans at the quarantine and rehabilitation station receive veterinary care throughout their stay. This happens through a standardised procedure.
Currently we care for around 70 orangutans in care at the quarantine and rehabilitation station in Sumatra. Most of them are preparing for a life in the rainforest. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we cannot help all of the orangutans. Ocan unfortunately did not survive.