Category: Orangutan Information Centre

Rescuing River
November 22, 2019November 22, 2019
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Rescuing River

A male orangutan was recently evacuated from an oil palm plantation belonging to a local resident in Krueng Bate village, South Aceh district of North Sumatra province. The orangutan, later named River, was safely tranquillised and quickly evacuated from the plantation. A health check by the team’s vet revealed that River is around 20 years...

Meet Nanda
November 12, 2019November 12, 2019
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Meet Nanda

Nanda has been working for Orangutan Information Centre’s restoration team for almost 5 years, and is based at the Bukit Mas restoration site. Nanda grew up in a small village adjacent to the Leuser Ecosystem and witnessed deforestation in action around his home. Now, he works hard to plant trees, restore damaged and degraded rainforest...

A new start for Lalas and James
May 24, 2019May 24, 2019
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A new start for Lalas and James

On 14th May 2019, the HOCRU team worked together with local forestry authorities to evacuate female orangutan and her baby from a local resident’s plantation in Alur Selalas village, Aceh Province. Carrying Lalas and James to safety. Photo courtesy of Orangutan Information Centre Later named Lalas (mother) and James (baby), the pair were tranquilised and...

Prime’s New Beginning
April 17, 2019April 17, 2019
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Prime’s New Beginning

Orangutans can easily become malnourished or end up in conflict with people when they’re restricted to small patches of forest. This is why our forest restoration programmes are so vital. Recently, while carrying out their regular orangutan monitoring in restricted patches of forest, the OIC HOCRU team found a male orangutan, later named Prime, isolated...

International Women’s Day
March 8, 2019March 8, 2019
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International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day! We are so proud to support the incredible, dedicated women who work for Orangutan Information Centre. Fransisca – DirectorSyufra – Manager of Reporting and MNEDarsimah – Head of Leuser School FoundationJeni – HOCRU team vetNayla – Communication OfficerDian – Finance AssistantSofi – Finance AssistantThe whole OIC team

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Urgent Appeal was Answered
August 6, 2018August 6, 2018
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The Urgent Appeal was Answered

No hardwork is useless, every sweat is counted and worth it eventually. Our effort to urge the Taman Hewan Siantar (THS) zoo to give back two orangutans to North Sumatran BBKSDA as the wildlife authority was answered.   THS zoo finally gave the orangutans indeed to North Sumatran BBKSDA, which afterwards sent the orangutans to SOCP...

URGENT APPEAL
July 28, 2018July 28, 2018
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URGENT APPEAL

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) urges Taman Hewan Siantar (THS) zoo to give back two orangutans that they just received to North Sumatran BBKSDA to be rehabilitated and eventually released back to the wild one day. Both of the orangutans were suspected to have been poached from Leuser Forest and given to THS zoo.  ...