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An essential component of all our efforts to conserve Sumatra’s rainforests is our work with communities living at or near the forest edge.
She will go into history of the Orangutan Conservation Programme as the youngest orangutan ever brought to our Quarantine and Rehabilitation Centre.
Fortunate in difficult times: Thanks to the successful crowdfunding campaign on the Wemakeit platform 38.000 francs were raised.
We need your support – and now would be best! Within a month, we should collect CHF 20`000 for three new orangutan enclosures at our quarantine and rehabilitation station.
The orangutans are one of our closest relatives, with about 97 percent of their DNA identical to ours.
Every day our team at the rescue and rehabilitation station on Sumatra keeps the orangutans busy with self-made toys.
The orangutan patients Hope and Ipi were operated on February 2nd by our local veterinary team on Sumatra. Swiss surgeon Dr. Andreas Messikommer provided additional support.
Since last December, eight orangutans, some of them very young, have been brought to the rehabilitation station of our orangutan conservation programme. We present the new arrivals.
For three years the veterinarian Citra Nente has been working for our Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP as the person responsible for the rehabilitation process.
The tropical rainforest is being recklessly burned to the ground all over the world. The repercussions are fatal!