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Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program News

Aceh Governor's logging proposal could exterminate iconic species

Banda Aceh - Already decimated by illegal palm oil corporations, a proposed new spatial plan by the Aceh government would reduce total forest cover by about a quarter. The plan says conservation groups, could force 'charismatic species' into extinction.

Isolated orangutan rescued in Tripa before he could be poisoned

Banda Aceh - A lone adult male orangutan was rescued from an isolated forest fragment in the Tripa Peat Swamp forest yesterday after local informants told conservation groups that palm oil companies planned to poison him.

Law enforcement in Tripa case 'hijacked' by corporations' power

Jakarta - Less than one week after a historic victory saw the Governor of Aceh finally revoke the license of an illegally operating palm oil company, a coalition of NGO’s claim that five more companies continue to destroy swamp areas inside Tripa, Indonesia.

World’s oldest reproductive orangutan in captivity dies in France

Nantes - Major, believed to be the world's oldest reproductive orang-utan in captivity has died at a zoo in western France, aged 50.

Indonesian court orders Aceh Governor to revoke palm oil permit

Medan - After months of pushing Aceh governor Zaini Abdullah to investigate the illegal issuance of a palm oil permit to company PT Kallista Alam, an Indonesian court finally grants an appeal by conservation groups to cancel the permit.

From 2,000 to 200 — Orangutans doomed unless Tripa fires halted

Banda Aceh - In direct defiance of Indonesian National Law, conservation groups say palm oil companies are continuing to set the Tripa peat swamp forests ablaze, threatening the last 200 orangutans in a population that once numbered 2,000.

Global calls urge Indonesia to enforce the law and save red apes

Banda Aceh - A global day of action from seven countries around the world asked Indonesian President SBY, to publicly side with international calls to enforce the law in the Tripa Peat Swamp Forest and take a stand against illegal forest destruction.

Conservation group confiscates orphaned pet orangutan baby

Banda Aceh - A conservation coalition has successfully confiscated a 2-year-old Sumatran orangutan named Rahul. The illegally-held orphaned orangutan was confiscated from a small village on the edge of the Tripa peat forest.

Orangutan rescued from Tripa Peat Swamp area of Aceh Province

Banda Aceh - An emergency rescue team has successfully evacuated a large adult male orangutan trapped in a small pocket of forest in the Tripa peat swamps. The orangutan was in danger of starvation because of encroaching palm oil plantations.
 

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Confiscated illegal pet orangutans being cared for by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program te...
Confiscated illegal pet orangutans being cared for by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program team, join with people around the world calling on "President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to save their friends, save Tripa and to Enforce the Law", in Medan, 26 April 2012.
Paul Hilton; SOCP/YEL
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore
Press Office Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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Cataract surgery for orangutans is still very rare and this is probably the first such operation in ...
Cataract surgery for orangutans is still very rare and this is probably the first such operation in Indonesia.
Photos copyright Alain Compost
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Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  Western France
Major celebrates his 49th birthday at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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Gober will regain a large amount of her sight  allowing her to see her 18-month-old twins for the fi...
Gober will regain a large amount of her sight, allowing her to see her 18-month-old twins for the first time.
Photos copyright Alain Compost
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Two of Major s offspring  Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore  western France
Two of Major's offspring, Joko and Becky at Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, western France
Press Office, Parc Zoologique de la Boissiere du Dore, Loire-atlantique, France
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