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Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme News

Canadian mining company seeks to exploit Aceh's protected forests

Banda Aceh - A Canadian mining company has announced that it expects the governor of Sumatra’s Aceh province to allow it to destroy 1.2 million hectares of valuable and currently protected rainforest.

Two illegally-held pet orangutans seized from Tripa peat swamp

Banda Aceh - The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) says it has rescued two young orangutans held as illegal pets in the Tripa peat swamp area of Aceh, Indonesia.

Plan to clear 1.2M ha of vital forest dooms locals and wildlife

Banda Aceh - Conservation groups in Indonesia, are wholly rejecting a new Aceh Government spatial plan to reduce its protected forest area from 68% to 45%, a loss of 1.2 million hectares. The plan will wreak devastation on local communities and wildlife.

Conservation group rescues baby orangutan ripped from mom

Banda Aceh - The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is reporting that they recently confiscated another illegally kept orangutan that was torn from its mom in the Tripa Peat Swamp forests of Aceh, Indonesia and sold as a pet.

Surgery lets blind orangutan see her twins for the first time

Medan - 'Gober,' is an elderly, blind, female Sumatran orangutan who has never seen her 18-month-old twins. Thanks to groundbreaking cataract surgery, the ape will hopefully see her babies for the very first time.

SOCP: Orangutans gone by end of 2012 unless deforestation halted Special

Medan - After yesterday's decision by the Banda Aceh Administrative Court not to rule on a case brought by a coalition to protect orang-utans and their habitat in the Tripa forest, we spoke with Ian Singleton of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme.
 

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Meisin  a five-year-old female orangutan was discovered underweight and eager for food.
Meisin, a five-year-old female orangutan was discovered underweight and eager for food.
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Young orangutans are usually held as pets when their mothers have been illegally killed.
Young orangutans are usually held as pets when their mothers have been illegally killed.
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Named Gokong Puntung by SOCP staff  this rescued baby orangutan will be nursed back to health and re...
Named Gokong Puntung by SOCP staff, this rescued baby orangutan will be nursed back to health and released to the SOCP’s orangutan reintroduction center.
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Two-year-old Upin  a young male orangutan was being illegally held as a pet at a village in the Trip...
Two-year-old Upin, a young male orangutan was being illegally held as a pet at a village in the Tripa peat swamps.
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Meisin  shortly before she was rescued from her cage.
Meisin, shortly before she was rescued from her cage.
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