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Director: Norm Rosen, President
Mission: The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and their habitat. OC support a variety of projects in Indonesia and Malaysia, with special priority going towards programs that protect valuable habitat. OC also supports orangutan rehabilitation efforts, education outreach projects, conservation-based research, and emergency funding for firefighting.
Principal Research Programs: Current OC projects at this time (03/09) include: Creation and distribution of conservation education tools through the Orangutan Crisis Coalition (OCC); Assistance for Park Protection efforts and Education Outreach efforts at Gunung Palung National Park, Assistance for Park Protection efforts and Education Outreach efforts for the Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project in Sabah, support for the new protected area "Mawas" in Central Kalimantan, support for the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation Center in Central Kalimantan and for the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Project in Sumatra, and for firefighting efforts through OUTROP and at several of the projects mentioned above.
Training Opportunities: OC provides education oureach to the general public, mainly through OCC materials, the OC website, and to local communities and elementary schools in the US through its nationwide network of volunteers. OC has unpaid interships available in PR/marketing.
Supported Species: Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean orangutan)
Publications: OC publishes an annual newsletter, "Voices from the Wilderness," and regular e-mail updates to its members and volunteers throughout the year
Comments: OC is an organization made up almost entirely of volunteers. OC makes every attempt to cover its own administrative expenses, so that money OC raises gets into the field where it belongs. OC only contacts its members through the mail once a year ("Voices" newsletter), as OC believes that a conservation organization's resources, and the planet's resources, should be conserved, not wasted.
Last Updated: 2009-03-22
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