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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 [...]

Conservation Drones Tackling deforestation and protecting orangutans with drones in Indonesia.

Earthrise Conservation Drones Tackling deforestation and protecting orangutans with drones in Indonesia. Last updated: 02 Dec 2014 14:36 Email Article Print Article Share article Send Feedback The orangutan is the only great ape found outside Africa but the species native to Sumatra is critically endangered. Illegal palm oil plantations are slowly eating into the orangutans’ [...]

Singaporean student learn about forest restoration in Gunung Leuser National Park

20 students and 2 teachers from Raffles Institute and 20 students from School of the Arts, Singapore, visited Sei Betung restoration site to learn about forest restoration and biodiversity. It was their first visit to the site which is managed by YOSL OIC. During this visit, these students were given a training on several topics [...]

Conservation Drones

Conservation Drones Tackling deforestation and protecting orangutans with drones in Indonesia. The orangutan is the only great ape found outside Africa but the species native to Sumatra is critically endangered. Illegal palm oil plantations are slowly eating into the orangutans’ habitat and pushing them into the hands of poachers.”When a palm oil company goes in, [...]

The Leuser Ecosystem is still not safe from poachers.

The Leuser Ecosystem is still not safe from poachers. Photos below are two corpse of Rhinoceros hornbills (Buceros rhinoceros) found by our patrol team in Tripe Jaya sub district of Gayo Lues, Aceh. Local people admitted that poachers from other region came to Gayo Lues in search of the bird horns believed as source of [...]

Two Illegal Fish Catcher Arrested By GLNP – OIC Patrol Team

The Community Forest Patrol Team, consisting of Forest Rangers of Gunung Leuser National Park (GNLP) and the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) Rangers, arrested two illegal fish catchers who used electricity shock equipment to catch fish in the Bahorok river located inside the Gunung Leuser National Park on Thursday March 13, 2014. The OIC Patrol Team [...]

HOCRU rescued a young male orangutan

On 15 March,  our HOCRU team has rescued a young male orangutan isolated in a farmland in Litur village, Langkat, North Sumatra. The orangutan has soon been translocated in protected forest in Sei Betung of Gunung Leuser National Park, part of the Leuser Ecosystem. The orangutan is now in the new home for the second [...]

YOSL – OIC New Office

YOSL OIC is pleased to announce that as per 24 February we have moved to a new office that uses environmentally friendly materials. Located at: Jl. Sembada XVI, Jl. Bunga Sedap Malam XVIII C No. 10 Phone ; 061-8201922.  Zip Code 20131. Kecamatan Medan Selayang Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia 20131