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 The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) and Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) join forces to urge Bumitama to stop destroying forested area of Tumbang Koling in Central Kalimantan. It is an important habitat for 11 protected species including orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus), sunbear (Helarctos Malayanus), gibbon (Hylobates sp) and slow loris (Nycticebus coucang). Bintang Dian Pertiwi, Habitat Campaigner of Centre for Orangutan Protection states as follow: “Based on our survey on 18-20 June 2007, we have ...
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Kertaningtyas | 07 Maret 2913
LOVE STORY FROM SIBOLANGIT
Visiting to the quarantine centre of orangutan at Batu Mbelin village, at Sibolangit, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, for Sumatra mission team, it put its own impression. Drh. Yenny Saraswati, the manager of quarantine centre from Sumatran Orangutan Center Programme (SOCP) took us to seek a blind orangutans couple. This visiting is began to open up our eyes wider, that not only human, orangutan is also have those love feelings. "We're only allowed to see orangutans ...
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Bintang Dian Pertiwi | March 04, 2013
KIRNO WAS CHEERFUL AGAIN
 This morning we went to Solo to visit Kirno, the confiscated orangutan from Pati. Not only Kirno we visited, but also his other friends at Taru Jurug Zoo (TSTJ) in Surakarta. It took around 2 hours to get there by Ape Warrior car. When we arrived at TSTJ, the first thing that we looked at was Didik and Tori family who are now living in the island. We passed Doni and Yeti’s enclosure and saw ...
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Yosha Melinda | March 03, 2013
A SHOUT FROM SEKONYER
Half the planet's tropical rainforests have already been cut down, burned and annihilated. The rest are being obliterated at a rate of at least 28 hectares a minute. We all know about the threats of extinction of the orangutans but most of us shamefully turn a blind eye when faced with monetary aid. Ecological studies have estimated that tropical deforestation drives 1700 species of plants and animals to extinction each year as well as killing ...
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Kertaningtyas | March 01, 2013
CELEBRATE COP 6TH BIRTYHDAY BY CAMPUS VISIT
APE Crusader and APE Defender in Kalimantan celebrate COP  6th birthday by Campus Visit. Not always celebrate it with a Tumpeng or even shared a pieces of bread but sharing with Nature Club student in Kutai Kartanegara University, their invited us for giving them a presentation. It started with our lack of knowledge about orangutan, said Nanang from university’s Mapala. A few days ago we took an orangutan from local people, its because we care ...
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Ramadhani | February 28, 2013
MOLY WAS GROWING UP SO FAST
For the last time, Moli was kept illegally as pet by Rohati family. The family is living in the area of East Kalimantan Environmental Agency (BLH). They live in a small house at the back of BLH office. Rohati is the security and also cleaner lady in that office, as well as his son who is a security. Actually, Moli has known this family since she was a baby, because this family had kept Moli for ...
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Kertaningtyas | February 27, 2013
MAKE AN ENRICHMENT IS SIMPLE
Our project making an enrichment for some primates in Medan Zoo, is finally done, it’s the 17th days of our trip for Sumatra Mission. Makin an enrichment and giving a training for animal keeper in Medan Zoo, and other 3 Zoo in Sumatra, and also doing a school visit in 8 schools. Is not even a hardest thing to do or expensive, but you have to have the intentions and time to do it. In ...
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Kertaningtyas | February 25, 2013
LEUSER, A HEAVEN FOR WILD ANIMALS
“Welcome to Leuser, the heaven of animals. We also have our forest restoration programme in this forest,” said Panut Hadisiswoyo, founder of the Orangutan Information Centre (OIC), while welcoming us. We were so excited when we got to the entrance of Gunung Leuser National Park, after half an hour to take a walk through the path.  We were enjoying the fresh air in the forest, away from pollution. But, we was a little bit anxious when ...
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Kertaningtyas | February 23, 2013
RAMBO AND HIS NEW ENRICHMENT
 Rambo was enjoying playing with his new game, he was playing the swing rope and hammock that have just been installed in his enclosure. Rambo is living in enclosure at Kandi Tourism Park in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra. The visitors and animal keepers knew him very well as the ‘stone-thrower’. However, the enrichment that we installed could reduce his throwing habit.  After provided enrichments in Jambi and Bukit Tinggi, it was turn this tourism park to ...
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Kertaningtyas | February 21, 2013
SUMATRA MISSION MEET BAMBAM AND MERY AGAIN
 This was COP’s second visit to make enrichment for three orangutans at Kinantan Zoo and Cultural Centre of West Sumatra since last year. This time we came back to fix a broken hammock and add some cage enrichment in our Sumatera Mission programme. Not only for the orangutans, we also made the enrichment for some of primates and bears at the zoo. First, we added enrichments in Ujok's cage. This male orangutan is quite old, ...
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