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Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) praised the rapid decision Amon Zamora, head of Aceh BKSDA to confiscate illegal orangutan females maintained in the city Langsa, East Aceh. On this day, a team of Human Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) of Orangutan Information Centre, together with the BKSDA team and the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) orangutans are being evacuated to the quarantine facility Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program, after getting a referral from Amon Zamora.  Panut Hadisiswoyo, ...
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Amon Zamora, Kepala Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) Aceh menyatakan bahwa 2 (dua) orangutan sitaan yang dititipkan di Kebun Binatang Medan hanya untuk sementara saja, sebelum dilepasliarkan kembali ke alam liar.   Daniek Hendarto, Koordinator Program Konservasi Ex Situ dari Centre for Orangutan Protection memberikan pernyataan sebagai berikut:   "Meskipun Kebun Binatang Medan (KBM) memiliki status sebagai Lembaga Konservasi Ex Situ, namun KBM tidak memiliki kapasitas teknis yang memadai untuk melakukan rehabilitasi orangutan. Sebaliknya, KBM ...
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Kementerian Kehutanan dan para pengiat konservasi orangutan telah berkomitmen untuk memulihkan populasi orangutan. Komitmen tersebut terangkum dalam Rencana Strategis dan Aksi Konservasi Orangutan Nasional yang diluncurkan oleh Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pada tanggal 11 Desember 2007. Salah satu rencana aksi yang ditempuh adalah dengan mengevakuasi orangutan - orangutan yang dipelihara illegal, merehabilitasi dan melepasliarkannya kembali ke alam bebas.   Kebijakan Balai Konservasi Sumber Daya Alam (BKSDA) Aceh, mengirimkan 2 orangutan sitaan dari Kabupaten Aceh Selatan ...
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Paulinus Kristianto | August 17, 2013
BEFORE THE INDONESIA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY
“The land and the waters as well as the natural riches therein are to be controlled by the State and to be exploited to the greatest benefit of the people.” The sentence above is the Article 33 (3) of the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia. However, do you think the Indonesian people have been prosperous? With the natural resources contained, is this directly proportional to the welfare of Indonesian people today? 68 years ...
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For most Indonesian, particularly Muslims, are already waiting the special moment to meet the family and friends as they count down the days to Idul Fitri. As this is annual moment in Indonesia, prior to Idul Fitri, many people will work harder to earn more money. They will do anything to earn a lot of money, although it is sacrificing the lives of other creatures.   It was 27th July 2013, only few days prior ...
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Hardi Baktiantoro | July 30, 2013
SHOULD WE EXPECT RSPO TO STAND FOR ORANGUTAN?
The Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) reported GSJ Ltd., a subsidiary company of Indofood, to Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) because the company threats orangutans’ life and their habitat. The representative of Indofood in Jakarta has met with the Centre for Orangutan Protection to solve the problem about orangutans. One of the solutions is, pull out the heavy vehicles from the land clearing location therefore the clearing activity stopped until the company receives an ...
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Eventually, Virang, a 15 year-old male orangutan, died in his cage that looked like a pile of rubbish at Punti Kayu zoo in Palembang. He spent her life inside this cage, in an illegal and technically only 1000 meter from the South Sumatera Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA). BKSDA is technical implementer unit of Ministry of Forestry that responsible for wild animal management.   There are also other protected wild animals like sunbear and gibbon ...
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A Ministry of Forestry officer, once stated, as the government officers, they have to be neutral, do not take only one side. Should be fair.  Should not be on the palm oil company’s side that is accused in killing the orangutans, or should not be on the NGO’s side that is pointed finger at palm oil company that kills the orangutans. Orangutan, elephant, tiger, sun bear, and other wild animals are the Ministry of Forestry’s ...
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Paulinus Kristianto | July 19, 2013
FAREWELL, KOLING FOREST
Tumbang Koling Forest, a forest located in Cempaka Hulu, East Kotawaringin, in Central Kalimantan, was one from many rainforest that offered amazing biodiversity and also a living source for creatures that lived before it, including the people of the Tumbang Koling Village and Tumbang Mirah Village. Local people used to use the big river that crossed the Tumbang Koling forest as a water transportation route to get to another village or other region. The river ...
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 SOLO – Today, Taru Jurug Zoo with fully supported by the Centre for Orangutan Protection and With Compassion and Soul – Australia, moved 1 (one) adult male orangutan from a cage into the 1000 square meters island. Kirno, the orangutan name, was confiscated from his owner on 14th December 2012 by the Natural Resources Conservation Centre. Lilik Kristanto, Director of Taru Jurug Zoo stated as follows:  “First time Kirno came here, his condition was in ...
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