In a spectacular operation, the Sumatra-Orangutan-Conservation-Programme SOCP saved a wild orangutan. The fact, that this was necessary, points out severe problems.
For over a year now, our Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP has been building the Orangutan Haven, a space for orangutans that are not capable of surviving in the wild.
She is one of 49 orang-utans currently being tended to in our rescue and rehabilitation station of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP
What species of orangutan exist? Where do they live? And what differences are there between the species?
In our research station in Batang Toru, a very rary discovery was made: A Tapanuli orangutan female with two babies in the same age.
Half a year ago, the orangutans in the Batang Toru forest were recognized as an own species.
The Leuser-ecosystem in North Sumatra is a stronghold for biodiversity. There is no other place where elephants, orangutans, tiger and rhinos share their habitat.
A female orangutan normally weighs between 30 and 50 kg. With 17 kg, «Rose» weighs clearly less.
The verdict, which imposed a fine of 19 million on PT Kallista Alam, drew the public attention all around the world.
Pursuing a sustainable lifestyle is already popular in Switzerland. However, in Indonesia, the knowledge on this subject is still in its infancy.