More Orangutans Rescued in Sumatra as More Land is Cleared for Oil Palms

In the past week, our Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) has rescued three orangutans: a male from inside an oil palm plantation and a mother and baby from forest that was about to be cleared for oil palm. The male was found isolated on scrub land on an oil palm plantation in the Aceh [...]

The OIC has recently launched a book entitled “Field Guideline to Forest Ecosystem Restoration”.

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) has recently published and launched a book entitled “Field Guideline to Forest Ecosystem Restoration”. This book, written in bahasa Indonesia, talks about OIC’s practical experiences in conducting forest restoration in the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth where Sumatran Orangutan, Tiger, Elephant and Rhino inhabit the same ecological landscape. [...]

Breaking News: A Mother Orangutan And Her Baby Rescued By Our HOCRU Team!

On 20 January 2015, our HOCRU team evacuated two orangutans, a mother and her baby, from a small (2 hectare) patch of forest that was about to be cleared for oil palm cultivation by local farmers. The pair were isolated in Ujung Padang village in South Aceh, around 4 km from the national park, and [...]

An Adult Male Orangutan Rescued By HOCRU Team From a Rubber Plantation

An adult male orangutan rescued by HOCRU team from a rubber plantation in Karang Jadi village, Batang Serangan sub district, Langkat, North Sumatra, on 7 Jan 2015. The male orangutan with a full cheekpad in his face was estimated to be 30 years old. Local people said that the adult male orangutan and a few [...]

The Role of Macaranga in Our Restoration Site

Macaranga, locally known as Mahang comprises of 300 species, making it one of the largest genus of the Euphorbiaceae family. This plant is found throughout Indonesia. Macaranga plants have a large distribution and are also found in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, in the east coast of Australia, and the Pacific islands. Generally, Macaranga plants require a [...]

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More Orangutans Rescued in Sumatra as More Land is Cleared for Oil Palms

Posted on March 4 - 2015 | 0 Comments

In the past week, our Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) has rescued three orangutans: a male from inside an oil palm plantation and a [...]

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The OIC has recently launched a book entitled “Field Guideline to Forest Ecosystem Restoration”.

Posted on February 4 - 2015 | 0 Comments

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) has recently published and launched a book entitled “Field Guideline to Forest Ecosystem Restoration”. This book, written in bahasa Indonesia, [...]

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