OIC Founding Director awarded as National Geographic 2016 Emerging Explorer

Fighting for Sumatra’s forests and orangutans  “The future is fine,” Panut Hadisiswoyo jokes, from a timezone 11 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast. “Don’t worry.” Hadisiswoyo is working tirelessly with the future in mind. For the past 15 years, he has led the Orangutan Information Centre, a group he founded in his native Sumatra, [...]

First-ever conviction for orangutan trafficking in Aceh

A wildlife trafficker who was caught trying to sell three baby orangutans on Facebook was sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined 50 million rupiah ($3,653) in Indonesia’s Aceh province last week. The man, a 29-year-old university student named Rahmadani, was arrested in a sting on August 1. Besides the Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii), authorities [...]

OIC Conducts Forest Patrol Training For GLNP Forest Rangers And Local Community Members

23 forest rangers of Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP) and 10 selected local community members from Langkat district join a forest patrol training organised by OIC in collaboration with TFCA Sumatra and GLNP authority. The training, held from 8th to 10th June 2015 in Sei Bingei area, Langkat district, was focused on improving the capacity [...]

Another young orangutan saved by our HOCRU Team

Breaking News! Another young orangutan saved Our HOCRU team has just reported that they and staff from BKSDA Aceh are now on their way to SOCP quarantine in Batu Mbelin with a young female orangutan that has been confiscated from a resident in Gayo Lues, Aceh. The orangutan is estimated to be 3-4 years old. [...]

Panut Hadisiswoyo has won The 2015 WHITLEY AWARD for Conservation in Ape Habitats

OIC is proud to announce that Panut Hadisiswoyo has won the prestigious international nature conservation award & prize The 2015 WHITLEY AWARD for Conservation in Ape Habitats donated by The Arcus Foundation. This award acknowledges & honours Panut & OIC’s work to establish a network of ‘conservation villages’ in the tropical rainforests of the Leuser [...]

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OIC Founding Director awarded as National Geographic 2016 Emerging Explorer

Posted on June 2 - 2016 | 0 Comments

Fighting for Sumatra’s forests and orangutans  “The future is fine,” Panut Hadisiswoyo jokes, from a timezone 11 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast. “Don’t [...]

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First-ever conviction for orangutan trafficking in Aceh

Posted on November 24 - 2015 | 0 Comments

A wildlife trafficker who was caught trying to sell three baby orangutans on Facebook was sentenced to two years imprisonment and fined 50 million rupiah [...]

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