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Toni, the orangutan who just passed away on July 12 in Taru Jurug Animal Park (TSTJ) of Solo, has now become a taxidermy statue. Preserved with formaldehyde, and the reason was: education. What kind of education is an animal park giving by showing dead animals? If the reason for Toni's preservation was education, then why wasn't he an education material for visitors when he was still alive? TSTJ should have given education on endangered animals ...
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Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) is deeply saddened by the death of Toni, a Kalimantan Orangutan (Pongo Pygmaeus) of the Taru Jurug Animal Park - Taman Satwa Taru Jurug (TSTJ) - of the city of Solo, Central Java, last Sunday July 13. The death of Toni should not happened this soon. Poor treatment form TSTJ to animals had ended his life. The sufferings Toni had been through should have ended several months earlier, by moving ...
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More than a hundred of Sumatran Orangutan in Bukit Tigapuluh area, in Tebo, Jambi province is in great danger. Paper company Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) suppliers -- which are also its subsidiaries – PT Wira Karya Sejati (PT WKS) and PT Rimba Hutan Mas (PT RHM), have developed a corridor road in the forests area which are the natural habitat of Sumatran Orangutans, Tigers, and Elephants, three endangered animals specific to Indonesia. The 82-kilometer ...
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The Centre for  Orangutan Protection (COP) deeply regrets the death   of Toni, a Kalimantan Orangutan (Pongo Pygmaeus) at the Taru Jurug   Animal Park in Solo, Central Java. It could have been prevented if   only Weni Ekayanti, Head of Agricultural and Farming Agency of Solo   administration -- as a member of the park's management team -- was   willing to collaborate with others who wanted to help. In April 2009, COP conducted ...
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COP helps people as well as orangutans. Deforestation does not only pose long term threats of global warming and climate change. Forests are life itself to the people and animals living around and inside them. Humans and animals living off the generosity of the forests would directly feel the impact of fastly-decreased trees, cut without speed limit. The village of Tura, in Pulau Malan subdistrict, Katingan district, Central Kalimantan province, faced such threat when a ...
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Tire swings and fresh branches in a high open-air ceiling compound were built by volunteers of the COP and Jogja's Animal Rescue Center (PPSJ) in Pengasih, West of Jogjakarta, a province located in Central part of Java. They also placed ropes strategically here and there for playing. A home for Orangutans in Java? Over the past month the collaborating team has been refurbishing a safe temporary shelter -- at least much more comfortable than most ...
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Orangutans condition in the Indonesian zoos Center for Orangutan Protection (COP) is urging The Indonesian Forest Ministry to seriously supervise the treatment of Orangutans in all zoos in Indonesia. The urge is based on research conducted by COP that verifies the terrible condition of Orangutans in almost all zoos in Indonesia at the moment. The managements intend to ignore the basic principals of animal welfare that have been agreed by various zoo associations such as: ...
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 The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) heartily welcomes the Manado Declaration of the May 2009 World Ocean Conference held in the Northern Sulawesi's city. Let us hope that the ocean and its every species have a bright and better future. COP would like to also remind the Indonesian and Malaysian governments of the 2005's Kinshasa Declaration. On September 9, 2005, the Indonesian government along with other countries having big apes, international and intergovernmental organizations, donor ...
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PRESS RELEASE to be distributed May 13, 2009 IN CRISIS: ORANGUTAN POPULATION IN KUTAI NATIONAL PARK   To save the last population of Orangutan sub species morio (Pongo Pygmaeus Morio) in Kutai National Park, East Kalimantan, the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) urges the Commission for Corruption Eradication to immediately enforce the law. The number of orangutans in the area, which was 600 individuals in 2004, has fallen to only 30-60 individuals at present, due ...
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 PALANGKARAYA, 22 APRIL 2009 – Catchment area of the River Katingan in Kalimantan is a pocket habitat of orangutans. PHVA 2004 and Orangutan Action Plan 2007 mentioned around 3,000 orangutans live in the area. For the people in Tura village, Pulau Malan district who lives in around the catchment area, orangutans are more important than palm oil plantations along the Katingan river.  “Orangutans are friends to us, since they can protect our forest from destruction ...
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