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Rainforest protection, Sustainable development

Orangutan Honey

Making a difference for Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutans and community livelihoods through beekeeping. We introduce you to our project «Orangutan Honey».
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PanEco
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.
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Orangutan protection, Orangutan story, Rainforest protection
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.
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Orangutan protection
Illegal wildlife trade is a threat to many endangered species worldwide. It is also part of interrelated factors seriously threatening orangutans in Sumatra.
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Orangutan protection
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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PanEco
The PanEco team has grown. We are happy to welcome 6 new people who will strengthen our teams in Switzerland and Indonesia.
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Orangutan protection
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.
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Orangutan protection, Orangutan story
Since 2016 orangutan Deka was in our care in the rescue and rehabilitation station in Sumatra. A few weeks ago, he came a decisive step closer to a life in freedom. A touching film was made of the transport to the reintroduction station in Jambi.
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Orangutan story
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.
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PanEco
Elections for the Board of Trustees of the PanEco Nature Conservation Foundation took place in November 2021. Peter Hollenstein and Thomas Hofstetter were newly elected to the Council, while six existing members were confirmed in office.
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Rainforest protection
In 2013 our research station in Sikundur started its data collection effort. Find out why the station is producing special results.
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Rainforest protection, Sustainable development
What do we mean when we say that community development projects are extremely important for our work to conserve the rainforest and orangutans in Sumatra?
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Rainforest protection
The Jantho Ranger Federation (JRF) is a partnership between the SOCP, BKSDA Aceh (local government conservation authorities) and local Community Rangers. Together, we work to monitor orangutans in remote forest areas and to protect the forest habitat and all the wildlife within.
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PanEco, Sustainable development, Thurauen Nature Center
What began many years ago as a visionary’s project has celebrated its anniversary in 2021. We are talking about our Thurauen Nature Centre. An employee since the very beginning, Cornelia Jenny, and the current deputy manager of the Thurauen Nature Centre, Sonja Falkner, look back on the last few years.
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Orangutan protection
In 2017 the journal Current Biology published an event that last occurred in 1933. In the paper an international team of scientists, including several members of our own Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme team, described a new species of Great Ape, the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis), living the Batang Toru ecosystem in North Sumatra. Sadly, with less than 800 individuals thought to remain in the wild the new species also became, overnight, probably the most endangered great ape species in the world. Nevertheless, we have been working to protect the orangutans in the Batang Toru forests since 2004, and continue to do all we can to secure the future of this Critically Endangered species and its habitat.
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Orangutan protection
In the middle of the ongoing pandemic orangutan female «Edelweiss» presents her offspring to us in the rainforest of Jantho. The little guy is only a few months old, but already proffers new hope for the future of his species!
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