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OIC Program Manager attend the World Ranger Congress 2016 in Colorado, USA.

Masrizal Saraan, OIC Program Manager, has awarded a Professional Development Grantee by WWF-EFN to attend the World Ranger Congress 2016 in Colorado, USA from May 11st to 27th. This event consist of 2 activities ; pre-congress training organized by the Colorado State University and the World Ranger Congress in the YMCA Rockie Mountain, Estess Park, [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

The OIC is going to launch a book entitled “Panduan Lapangan RESTORASI EKOSISTEM HUTAN TROPIS INDONESIA”

With support from TFCA Sumatra and WWF International, the OIC is going to launch a book entitled “Panduan Lapangan RESTORASI EKOSISTEM HUTAN TROPIS INDONESIA” on 30 January 2015 at Menara Peninsula Hotel, Jakarta, at 10.00 am to 11.00 pm. The book, is written based on our experience on restore the degraded forest at Sei Betung [...]

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

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, [...]

Fruit Season In Our Restoration Site

After 4 months of phenology observation in primary forest adjacent to our restoration site, this month is said to be the peak of the fruit season in the primary forest in Gunung Leuser National Park of the Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra. Phenology observation is aimed to record the appearance of young leaves, flowers and fruits in [...]

A Female Sumatran Serow Saved By OIC Patrol Team from Poaching

A female Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatrensis) that was trapped by a poacher has been recently rescued by the OIC patrol team. The OIC patrol team was conducting regular patrol in Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP)  forest in Tangkahan area, Langkat, North Sumatra when encountered with a poacher with his young son who was carrying a [...]