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Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme #SaveOrangutan #SOCP

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I have gone on and on about my time here in the Batang Toru rainforest, but what I haven’t told you is how amazingly special this forest is. It contains many endangered species in addition to the new Tapanuli orangutan, which is the most critically endangered great ape in the world.
But also, it is the only place in Sumatra where one can find a critically endangered genus of a carnivorous plant; the Pitcher plant (Nepenthes ). There are 12 species of pitcher plants found so far in the Batang Toru forest. It is a carnivorous plant that contains a sugary liquid inside that draws insects and small vertebrates such as rats and lizards. Amazing, right? They are also known as “monkey cups” as monkeys have been observed drinking rainwater from them . Sun bears have also been observed drinking from them. I am learning that this is a very special place…
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Thanks to every one of you who has gone on this journey with me. It means a lot that you care! But the true reason that I went to photograph these incredible animals is to do my part to keep them alive. Their future is in serious jeopardy. No sooner were they discovered as a precious and rare new Great Ape species (like us), but then the Indonesian government set up a contract with a Chinese construction company to build a new electrohydrodam RIGHT in the middle of the Batang Toru forest - THEIR HOME!!! This will fragment their territory through the building of roads, and human development. The Indonesian government is mining gold ALSO in the middle of the Tapanuli orangutan habitat and the govt. needs this electricity for the mining town and mining equipment. It’s all fo matter of economy!! The problem: there are only roughly 800 of these animals making them the most endangered of the world’s great apes. They need to be able to move freely for breeding purposes to spread their genetic matter. If they are fragmented by this hydrodam in the middle of their habitat, not only will their gene pool dwindle to nothing, but they will be hunted and poached like the orangutans up north. This entire species will die out SOON. The only hope is to put INTERNATIONAL pressure on the Indonesian government. They are very sensitive to this. I believe in 6º of separation. I need you to talk about this with anyone and everyone you can. Perhaps you know someone influential….
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The research team was so dedicated. THIS is NOT an easy job. Being in the field is hard work especially in the tropics. They are consistently taking coordinates for the orangutans that we are following while documenting any behavior. They also document the trees they eat from and the fruit including how much time they stay in a specific species of tree.

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Happy FreeDay from Simona at the forest school in SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center.

Photo by : SOCP/Adi

#SaveOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #Conservation #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Today at SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center, our Vet team conducted the second medical check to orangutan named Rose.

Rose is an adult female orangutan (estimated 30years old) that rescued from Langkat, North Sumatra, three months ago. Rose was found in malnourished with 3 air riffle bullets in her body.

Now Rose has gained more weight and already moved to a larger enclosure. Once she completed her rehabilitation period, she will get back to the wild.

#SaveOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #QuaranyineCenter #Veterinary #Conservation #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Happy WildnessDay from Opung, big male sumatra orangutan at SOCP Research and Monitoring site in Sikundur forest, Langkat, North Sumatra.

Photo by : @supri_ketambe

#SaveOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #Conservation #Sikundur #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Today at SOCP orangutan Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center, we conducted second medical check to Undi.
Undi is a female orangutan that confiscated by the BKSDA (Nature Conservation Agency) Aceh team from a villager in Kutacane, Southeast Aceh last February 2018.
The owner made Undi as a pet and living in the cages for about 1,5 year. Undi has shown a tame and human behaviour, he used to drink milk and even wearing clothes like human does.
Now our vet said that Undi doesn't have any health problem. Yet she still need more time for rehabilitation before she is ready back to the wild.

#SaveOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #OrangutanQuarantineCenter #Veterinary #Conservation #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Second medical check up to Baung ini the clinic at SOCP Quarantine and Rehabilitation Center.

Baung is an infant male orangutan (estimated 3years old) that was received at the center 3 months ago. He was rescued from a farmland in east Aceh with an air riffle bullet in his arm.
Now Baung is still on rehabilitation process before ready back to the wild. Our vet team also confirm that Baung is in a good health.

#SaveOrangutan #SumatranOrangutan #OrangutanQuarantineCenter #Veterinary #Conservation #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Another update from The Orangutan HAVEN.
Dam number 2 is already well constructed. The dam is aimed to watering the moat surrounding the orangutan island by natural water streams, and to overcome the water level height of 2 meters from the other islands. The soil wall retention also has been done by coconut fiber slope saver mesh.

#OrangutanHaven #SaveOrangutan #OrangutanIsland #Conservation #SustainableConstruction #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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Thanks to @jamitarrisphotography for coming and support SOCP works for Conservation of Orangutan and its habitat.

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I am still in Sumatra and over a week ago, I photographed in the Quarantine Center of the Sumatra Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP). This organization is a Non-Profit NGO and is devoted to protecting the future of Sumatra's critically endangered orangutans. While in the QC, I met Asha. She is a female orangutan that was rescued here in Sumatra in December 2017 by the team at SOCP.
Oil palm workers had beaten her while she was holding tightly to her young infant. They wanted to take the infant from her (after destroying her habitat) to sell in the commercial pet-trade. Baby orangutans bring a lot of money in the illegal pet trade industry in Asia. Asha would not let go of her baby and so she was beaten so brutally that both of her arms were broken, her left hand was completely crushed and her ribs were broken.
The baby was taken. By the time the rescue team arrived, it was doubtful that Asha would survive the night. She did and so SOCP called an orthopedic in Switzerland named Dr. Andreas Messikommer. This surgeon flew all the way to Medan, Sumatra a few days before Christmas. He landed and took Asha into surgery immediately. He operated on her throughout the night and was able to piece back the bones of her arms. The bones in her left hand were irreparable.
Today, Asha is an emotionally damaged mother who tried desperately to protect her baby. She lost to man. She lost to palm oil.
A few days before I arrived, they put an infant female orangutan named Fiona in Asha's cage. Asha accepted this motherless infant (who lost HER mother tragically - killed by palm oil farmers). Fiona may be able to contribute to the long road of healing for Asha.
I can't begin to express how amazing the team at SOCP is - there are Angels in this world.....
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An update coming from The Orangutan Haven. The team is constructing the Aquaponic center at the ecofarming area.
This bamboo construction is aimed to watering the seedlings, to help the farmers producing good quality of organic fruits and vegetables. Also, to promote and educate the local communities applying the sustainable agriculture.

#OrangutanHaven #SaveOrangutan #OrangutanIsland #Conservation #SOCP #YEL #PanEco


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