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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...

Welcoming the Raining Season in Cinta Raja Restoration site
September 20, 2018September 20, 2018
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Welcoming the Raining Season in Cinta Raja Restoration site

  September, as the starting of the raining season here in Sumatera, is a busy time for our Cinta Raja restoration staff. As it is a perfect timing to plant as many trees to rebuild the once damaged forest. Up to this date, more than 75 hectares of 100 hectares of Cinta Raja restoration area...

A Year’s Journey to be Forest One Day
July 28, 2018July 28, 2018
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A Year’s Journey to be Forest One Day

Time flies very fast and it has been a year after the clearing cut operation of illegal oil palm trees here in Cinta Raja. Every second, this once damaged forest starts to change to be a forest once more as it used to be, long before the encroachment happened.     “Every time I step...

Isolated Orangutan Monitoring
July 28, 2018July 28, 2018
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Isolated Orangutan Monitoring

One of the roles that the OIC HOCRU team plays in orangutan conservation is to monitor isolated areas of forest, secluded from access to a primary forest by plantations and villages. Many orangutans in Sumatra become stuck in these isolated areas, which can lead to conflict with local communities, which OIC HOCRU team has built...

Patrol Team Diary : Biodiversity and Wildlife Monitoring
July 28, 2018July 28, 2018
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Patrol Team Diary : Biodiversity and Wildlife Monitoring

Forest Wildlife Protection Unit (ForWPU) is one of the flagship programme of Orangutan Information Centre with the aim to tackle not only poaching and hunting issues but also dealing with illegal logging and wildlife trafficking. For twenty days of a month, our patrol teams conduct the operation and dedicating their time for Leuser ecosystem, risking...

More and More Life Saved
July 13, 2018July 13, 2018
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More and More Life Saved

A juvenile orangutan, named Fatimah, was rescued by the joint team of OIC HOCRU, BKSDA Aceh and Idie Rayeuk Police yesterday (10/07/18). This orangutan was kept by a retired military man for 6 years in Kampong Baro village, Idie Rayuek subvillage, East Aceh district of Aceh province. The information about her presence was received by...

A Mourning Grief From Halaban Restoration Site
July 13, 2018July 13, 2018
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A Mourning Grief From Halaban Restoration Site

A shocking news came from our restoration programme. One of the best staff, Edy Bardok, passed away last week (4th July 2018). He started joining OIC’s restoration programme from 2008 up to now. From his hands, hundred thousands of trees had been planted with love. Starting with zero knowledge of tree species, he grew as...

Help us to Sign the Petition to Stop the Proposed Lesten-Tampur Hydrodam
June 11, 2018June 11, 2018
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Help us to Sign the Petition to Stop the Proposed Lesten-Tampur Hydrodam

Leuser Ecosystem, as the last place where Sumatran orangutan, tiger, rhino and elephant still roam together, side by side. It also has one of the world’s richest yet least-known forest systems and its vegetation is an important source of Earth’s oxygen. Despite of these amazing fact about Leuser, however a great damaged is haunted the...

Another Life Saved for the Second Chance of Life
May 31, 2018May 31, 2018
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Another Life Saved for the Second Chance of Life

The Human and Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) team is being put to the test this Ramadhan. Just one day after rescuing a female orangutan from Perkebunan Bukit Lawang village (see the previous article for more information), the team was received information upon the presence of an orangutan in PIR ADB village, Sei Lepan subdistrict,...

Another Life Saved by the HOCRU team of OIC
May 28, 2018May 28, 2018
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Another Life Saved by the HOCRU team of OIC

A beautiful female orangutan was successfully rescued from Lima Subvillage, Perkebunan Bukit Lawang village, Bahorok Subdistrict, Langkat district – North Sumatera this past Friday (19/05/18). This orangutan that later was named Nayla, was found swinging between branches of palm oil trees. The plantation she was spotted in was located within a stones throw away from...