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
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.