Category: Projects

An office extension for OIC
January 10, 2019January 10, 2019
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An office extension for OIC

OIC have shared this video thanking Beautiful Cups and their customers for all their support. This new office extension will enable their team to keep growing, helping their work and mission to protect orangutans and their forests.

Highlights of 2018
December 18, 2018December 18, 2018
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Highlights of 2018

With the end of the year fast approaching, here’s a look back at some of the amazing things we’ve achieved in 2018. We have planted 112,200 trees this year! This brings the total number of trees planted through our projects to 1,775,153. In addition to this, our wildlife crime patrol team have covered over 20,000km...

Wildlife Monitoring in Cinta Raja Restoration Site
November 2, 2018November 2, 2018
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Wildlife Monitoring in Cinta Raja Restoration Site

Wildlife monitoring plays a key role in assisting us at the OIC in gauging the progress of our conservation work and assessing any specific sites and/or species that may require our particular attention. Obviously, orangutan and orangutan nest sightings are huge indicators but there is so much more that can give answers to our questions....

Book’s Donation from SOS
November 2, 2018November 2, 2018
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Book’s Donation from SOS

  Last month was special for Sekolah Menengah Pertama Leuser (Leuser Secondary Greenschool), a school that was initiated by Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) with the support of Sumatran Orangutan Society that supported to fundraise to help to make this project came true. This school was built on the land purchased by fundraising by SOS and...

Second Chance Given
October 25, 2018October 25, 2018
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Second Chance Given

Receiving a report in our call centre about a presence of orangutan isolated inside of oil palm plantation, the OIC HOCRU team responded by checking the area. According to the HOCRU team observation, it was found that a mother and orangutan baby was isolated far away from the forest area. This situation was very worrying...

Photographer Without Border’s Visit to Cinta Raja Restoration Site
October 25, 2018October 25, 2018
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Photographer Without Border’s Visit to Cinta Raja Restoration Site

Learning about the conservation issues is for everyone without any exception. This month, OIC is humbled to host a conservation photography trip by working together with a Toronto NGO’s based Photographer Without Borders (PWB). This once a year Sumatran conservation class is intended to bring many photographers worldwide to learn about the art of storytelling...

SOS Donor Trip To Sumatera
October 11, 2018October 11, 2018
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SOS Donor Trip To Sumatera

October is a special month not only for OIC  but also to SOS. This month, OIC was honored to host 6 days of SOS donor trip to Sumatera. This trip was followed by 8 participants that 2 of them are the SOS staff, Rachel Groves and Lucy Radford. “This trip is intended for our supporters...

New Toilet Facilities In Bukit Lawang
October 10, 2018October 10, 2018
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New Toilet Facilities In Bukit Lawang

Bukit Lawang is one of the most famous tourism destinations in the world that can give the visitors a guarantee to see orangutan every day. Despite its famous, Bukit Lawang has many things to improve to meet the international standard of ecotourism spot.  From the public road to the related facilities such as public toilet...

Saving the Grandpa
September 14, 2018September 14, 2018
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Saving the Grandpa

By the beginning of September, OIC HOCRU team found such a great surprise. After getting a call from a local people due to a presence of isolated orangutan inside of a local residence’s plantation, OIC HOCRU team checked the situation directly on the spot. After seeing the condition, it was decided that situation could be...

The Great Arrest of our ForWPU team
September 13, 2018September 13, 2018
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The Great Arrest of our ForWPU team

  As part of GLNP patrol team, Forest and Wildlife Protection Unit (ForWPU) of OIC made a significant arrest last month. During the regular patrol operation inside the Leuser forest area, our team busted 3 bird poachers along with 55 birds as the evidences around Wampu river area of Kapras village, Kuta Mbaru subdistrict, Langkat...

Orangutan Festival 2018
August 23, 2018August 23, 2018
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Orangutan Festival 2018

  The very first orangutan festival was successfully held in one of the oldest park in town, Sri Deli Park – Medan – North Sumatera. This event was proposed as the public understanding here in Sumatra is ironically poor with some unable to even determine key differences between orangutans and other primate species. In order...