Orangutan protection

Bamboo – sustainable building material

On Sumatra, near the large city of Medan, a home for Orangutans has been under construction since 2016. It is intended as a haven for those animals which can no longer be released into the wild, and which can spend their old age in dignity on several islands, close to nature. The Orangutan Haven is a unique environmental education centre that will be opened to the public as soon as possible. Visitors will also be able to experience many examples of sustainable construction techniques.

Ready for reintroduction?

At our quarantine and rehabilitation centre in Sumatra, we are introducing a new methodology designed to determine the best possible point in time for the reintroduction of an orangutan based on a set of data. SOCP staff member Sheila explains how the new method works.

Wildlife Corridors

A major threat to the survival of orangutans is the degradation or fragmentation of their habitat. The Batang Toru ecosystem is particularly affected. In this high-risk area, we are currently planning wildlife corridors to link sensitive orangutan populations.

A day in the life of Damson

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.

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