Tag: sumatra

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...