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Year 2011 becomes a very important year in efforts to protect the orangutans and their habitat. Although it’s too late. May the National Police continue to arrest the orangutan killers, so the orangutan slaughter in Indonesia will end, which has been occurred over the years and the authorities do nothing on this case.  The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) has noted, at least 25 have been grilled by the police, 9 people suspects have been ...
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Arfiana Khairunnisa and Daniek Hendarto S | December 10, 2011
ENRICHMENTS FOR CELEBRATING VOLUNTEERS DAY!
The fifth of December is a celebration of International Volunteers Day. The Ape Crusader Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) in East Kalimantan and the APE Warrior in Jakarta was celebrating this special day too. The APE Crusader team on 4 December  2011, invited the juveniles in Samarinda to come to Botanical Garden of University of Mulawarman Samarinda (KRUS) to celebrate the Volunteers Day. While the APE Warrior team invited the juveniles to come to Ragunan ...
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Orangutans were slaughtered in Muara Kaman, East Kalimantan. The police have grilled 25 witnesses and have arrested four people suspects, one of them is the mastermind behind the orangutan deaths, the Estate Manager of Metro Kajang Holdings Berhad. They face up to five years in jail, if found guilty of violating the Law on National Resources Conservation. The orangutan killing is a purely a criminal case. The President’s policy to deploy a team of the ...
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The massacre of the orangutans in East Kalimantan heavily reported in almost all the mass media. Various groups spoke of this event. But the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) deplore the denial of East Kalimantan Governor Awang Farouk Ishak related incidents and the slaughter of the orangutans in East Kalimantan. Evidence in the form of photos, videos and orangutan bones in the area of oil palm plantation PT. Khaleda, East Kalimantan has been a bright ...
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The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) criticizes the immoral and cruel ways of Malaysian palm oil plantations which based in Kalimantan, especially Metro Kajang Holdings (MKH) Berhad. This company had cleared the forests and endangered the orangutans’ life and other wildlife in Muara Kaman, East Kalimantan. Daniek Hendarto as the Orangutan Campaigner of the Centre for Orangutan Protection said: “The crime and cruel activity that has been done by MKH Berhad, has shattered Indonesia reputation. ...
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The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) asks President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to give full support for the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry to enforce the law on orangutan protection in East Kalimantan. This request is based on fact of the law enforcement process on alleged orangutans slaughter cases that reached a deadlock. The cases occurred in PT. Khaleda Agroprima Malindo plantation, a subsidiary of Metro Kajang Holdings (MKH) Berhad, in ...
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On 3rd November 2011, an adult male orangutan was found in palm oil plantation belongs to PT Khaleda Agroprima Malindo, a subsidiary of Metro Kajang Holdings Berhad (Malaysian owned and based company), with severely injures on his face and body. This plantation is located in Muara Kaman, East Kalimantan. The orangutan’s face swollen and bloodied, probably has been beaten severely with a blunt object. The male orangutan was only sitting in a dry ditch next ...
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COP’s Note Towards the International Orangutan Caring Week For orangutan lovers in the worldwide, From 12 to 20 November 2011, all around the world are celebrating the Orangutan Caring Week. The zoos and conservation organizations manage activities to celebrate this moment, such as bazaar and exhibition. This is only for one purpose: gather the public support for orangutan protection, Asia’s only great ape that mostly live in Indonesia. The excitement of community to protect the ...
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Daniek Hendarto | October 28, 2011
I AM DADO, THE KING OF MANGKANG
Dado is very well known in Mangkang zoo, Semarang. His popularity rises because his bad and brutal behavior, and these make the zoo keeper and zoo manager dizzy. But, he has high intelligence. Dado is 15 year-old male orangutan. Someone gave him to Tinjomoyo zoo, his previous home before Mangkang zoo. Sektiono, Dado’s keeper, told the story of Dado. In his childhood, Dado was obedient and likable. But, Dado’s behavior has changed when he started ...
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Arfiana Khairunnisa | October 25, 2011
JIMMY, NYONG AND ONGKY: ODE FOR JIMMY
Nyong and Ongky made a calling when the Ape Crusader team came to visit. They expressed their happiness when they knew we brought milk and fruits for them.Almost everyday the team came and went from Samarinda to BKSDA SKW-II Tenggarong office. We were taking care of the three orangutans that had been evacuated by Ape Crusader and local BKSDA from Muara Wahau sub-district and Kongbeng sub-district, in the middle of September 2011. We were feeding ...
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