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Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (Established 2001)
Conservation Agency
Web Site: http://www.sumatranorangutan.org

Director: Ian Singleton
Phone: (++62 61 451 43 63   Fax: ++62 61 451 47 49   E-Mail: info@sumatranorangutan.org
Jl. Wahid Hasyim No. 51/74, Medan 20154, Sumatera Utara INDONESIA
Institution: c/o YEL and PanEco Foundation

Mission: The SOCP aims to conserve the remaining wild Sumatran orangutan population. It is a multifaceted programme engaged in all aspects of Sumatran orangutan conservation including:
1. Rescue, quarantine and reintroduction of illegal pet orangutans;
2. Surveys and monitoring of remaining wild populations;
3. Research on conservation and behavioural ecology of wild orangutans;
4. Habitat conservation;
5. Conservation education and awareness raising.

Clientele: Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii)

Principal Research Programs: 1. Rescue, quarantine and reintroduction of illegal pet orangutans;
2. Surveys and monitoring of remaining wild populations;
3. Research on conservation and behavioural ecology of wild orangutans;
4. Habitat conservation;
5. Conservation education and awareness raising.

The SOCP is actively engaged in long term research on the orangutan populations of Ketambe, Suaq Balimbing and Batang Toru. We are also active in research on pre and post release ex-captive orangutans, in an attempt to improve reintroduction prospects for the species.

Training Opportunities: We work hard on educating Indonesian's regarding the importance of their environment and of orangutan conservation

Associated Field Sites: Batumbelin Orangutan Quarantine Centre, Desa Batumbelin, Sibolangit, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Contact person; Dr Ian Singleton (email: mokko@indo.net.id)
Orangutan Re-introduction Station, Taman Nasional Bukit Tigapuluh, Jambi, Sumatra. Contact person: Dr Peter H. Pratje (email:ppratje@eudoramail.com)
Orangutan reintroduction centre Jantho, Aceh, Indonesia. Contact Dr Ian Singleton.
Field research sites at Ketambe, Suaq Balimbing and Batang Toru. Contact Dr Ian Singleton.

Supported Species: Pongo abelii (Sumatran orangutan)

Publications: SOCP Newsletter (in past). Now mostly social media, facebook, twitter and websites.

Comments: The Sumatran orangutan conservation programme is co-directed by PanEco Foundation, Zoological Society of Frankfurt a/M (FZS), the Nature Conservation Service of the Republic of Indonesia (PHKA), and the Foundation for a Sustainable Ecosystem (YEL).

Last Updated: 2012-04-18


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