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The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) demands President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to command the Ministry of Forestry and the National Police (Polri) to protect orangutans from cruelty and brutality of palm oil plantation companies in Kalimantan. Daniek, a campaigner of COP, states: “The slaughter of orangutans as a direct impact of deforestation for palm oil plantation is a crime chain that involving the workers, the company staffs, and also the related departments that have given ...
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Daniek Hendarto | October 03, 2011
COP's GIFTS FOR DADO, KEMO, BELA, BELI DAN MANIS
In Februari 2011, COP reported the result of researches over two years about the zoos in Indonesia. All of the animals life at the zoo, especially orangutans were unhappy and far from good. For example Mangkang zoo where located in Semarang, Central Java, has five orangutans in poor condition. They were Dado, Kemo, Bela, Beli and Manis. Dado, Kemo, Bela and Beli were living in the enclosure which minimum facilities of clean water and enrichments. ...
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While the governments are discussing about the National Action Plan for Orangutan at the Peninsula Hotel, Jakarta, the orangutans continue to be killed. This situation is affected by deforestation for oil palm plantation in Kalimantan. Tribun Kaltim, a local newspaper, had published a news on Monday, 26 September 2011, titled “Dozens of Orangutans had been Killed in Kutai Kartanegara”.    The Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) and the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) had been ...
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Jakarta and Samarinda - One of three orangutans that had been evacuated by the team of the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) and the team of Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) in Muara Wahau sub-district, East Kalimantan, last week, are suspected of having Down syndrome. This is a conclusion from the primate experts of the Perth Zoo after saw the orangutan photos.  Down syndrome is associated with some impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, ...
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On Monday, 12 September 2011, the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) of the Ministry of Forestry and the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) took action together for saving the Bornean orangutan that have been kept captive illegally by the resident of Muara Wahau sub-district and Kongbeng sub-district, Kutai Timur district, East Kalimantan.  This evacuation was following the two orangutan babies that were given way by the communities of oil palm plantation on 26 July 2011 ...
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Indonesia does not have sufficient system to control the quality life of wild animals at the zoos. Currently, many Indonesia zoo only control the quantity of animals.   Once every three months, the ex-situ conservation institutions; such as zoo and animal rescue center, always report the number of animals to the local Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA). Therefore, if the data has been submitted, then BKSDA officer will check to the zoo or animal rescue ...
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Illegal orangutan skulls trade still continues in souvenir shops in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, and Balikpapan, East Kalimantan. It is not like monkey skulls that are displayed at the shop, the orangutan skulls are hidden from the public attention. However, the buyer will easily get the orangutan skulls if they ask to the trader. The price of orangutan skulls are between 500 thousand rupiah to 2 million rupiah. The traders buy the orangutan ...
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Nita Istikawati | August 16, 2011
SEKOLAH MINGGU
Happy Sunday!! The sun was shining beautifully, this morning felt so grateful, like the feeling of the children who was waiting for us in the terrace. A number of children were made a group to join with Sekolah Minggu. Like the name, this school was held on Sunday morning but the program was different with formal school. All of the children join with us from 3 years old until 11 years old without bounded by ...
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Fian Khairunnisa | August 14, 2011
FIRST CONTACT WITH MICHELE
When I embraced Michele’s hands for the first time, her hands were cold. She opened her tiny arms widely, asking to be carried. Then I was carrying her for my first time, and she grabbed my shirt tightly, as if she did not want me to let go. As if, she was afraid to be abandoned.  Like a human baby, orangutan baby needs its mother’s love. Supposedly, young orangutans are nourished from their mothers at ...
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JAKARTA - Volunteers gathered in large numbers on Thursday (4/8) outside Jakarta governor’s office campaigning for twenty or more orangutans in Ragunan Zoo that hidden from pubic gaze to be re-homed and treated better.   The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) and the Jakarta Animal Aid Network (JAAN) joined forces to highlight the cruelty inflicted on these orangutans for ten or more years.   The orangutans are part of the total zoo population of fifty-five ...
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