Orangutans

Who: Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP)
What: Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) (Critically Endangered)
Where: Sumatra, Indonesia; Asia
Why: The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme works on all aspects of conservation of the Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutan and Tapanuli orangutan. This includes:

  • Rescue, quarantine and reintroduction of illegal pet orangutans to form new, genetically viable and self-sustaining wild populations
  • Surveys and monitoring of wild and reintroduced populations
  • Research on conservation and behavioral ecology of wild orangutans
  • Habitat conservation
  • Conservation education and awareness raising

The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) is the only project actively establishing entirely new, genetically viable and self-sustaining wild populations of any great ape species, anywhere in the world.

To learn more, visit  sumatranorangutan.org