Tag: reforestation

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...

Forever Forest
October 25, 2019October 24, 2019
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Forever Forest

SOS and OIC’s newest restoration site is an 890-acre piece of land which used to be an oil palm plantation. Until recently, it was referred to by its old name, PT Mutiara. SOS asked their supporters to help give it a new name to reflect the amazing community effort that went into raising the funds...

More Trees Please
August 16, 2019August 16, 2019
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More Trees Please

19th August is International Orangutan Day, and this year Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) will be doing something really big to celebrate. Thanks to generous support from Ocean Outdoor Media, SOS are holding a takeover of 45 different advertising billboards in eight cities around the UK on 19th August 2019, helping them to reach huge new audiences...

Spreading the word about reforestation.
July 31, 2019July 31, 2019
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Spreading the word about reforestation.

The Zoological Association of America recently asked us at SOS to submit an article for their summer journal. We are very grateful for the opportunity to tell the ZAA’s supporters (and ours!) about our forest restoration work in detail via their summer journal. We are also grateful to Andrew Walmsley for allowing us to submit his photos for inclusion...

Conservation Optimism
May 10, 2019May 10, 2019
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Conservation Optimism

Conservation Optimists believe that optimism and hope can provide motivation for meaningful action. Sumatran Orangutan Society and the hundreds of other members of the Conservation Optimism community are committed to inspiring people to feel a sense of wonder at the natural world and empowering them to take action to help conserve it. By taking conservation discussions from...

Ten Year Challenge
February 8, 2019February 8, 2019
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Ten Year Challenge

Over recent weeks, social media networks have been full of ’10 year challenge’ photos – comparisons that show how people looked 10 years ago, and how they look now. We decided to join in by comparing photos from the Halaban restoration site. The first photo was taken in 2008, and the second in 2018. We...