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Wellcome Back Ricko..!

We are welcoming back for our Vet  “Ricko” after finished his Short Course on Durrel Endangered Species Management Graduated Certificate (DESMAN 2014) at The Durrell Conservation Academy, Jersey, UK.    

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    


The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) has established five community patrol teams in an effort to safeguard Karo-Langkat block of Leuser Ecosystem from any illegal activities such as illegal logging, poaching, and encroachment. The establishment of these patrol team, consisting of local community members and forest rangers (Polhut), was initiated by implementing basic patrol training programme [...]

TFCA Sumatera Programme

The Development of Collaborative Protection and Conservation Programme for Langkat Karo block of Leuser Ecosystem (LE) in North Sumatra The TFCA is an initiative by the US Government, the Government of Indonesia, the KEHATI Foundation, and Conservation International (CI).  This was formalized on 30 June 2009 to redirect the payment of Indonesian debt to the [...]

Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU)

This project addresses the problem of human conflicts with the critically endangered Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) in agricultural landscapes adjacent to the Gunung Leuser National Park (GLNP), Sumatra, Indonesia. The Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) is a roving team that responds to conflict situations and reports of crop raiding in agricultural areas across northern [...]

Palm Oil Introduction

Initiatives are being undertaken by a number of groups, including the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (www.rspo.org), to encourage crucial changes in the industry. Palm oil is here and here to stay. It’s nearly impossible to avoid or boycott, and such practices are not endorsed by the Sumatran Orangutan Society. “Boycotting palm oil is not [...]