ANOTHER BABY RESCUED. SHE WILL STAY WITH US FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS TO LEARN ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO BE A WILD ORANGUTAN. SUPPORT US TO CREATE SECOND CHANCE FOR BABIES LIKE HER.
So far, at least 150 orangutans have been saved from killing as direct impact of forest clearing to make way for oil palm plantation development and illegal captivities and trade. Also from abandoned zoos. 19 of them are being rehabilitated now. 2 of them are ready to be released back to wild soon following the other 5 that have been released in 2017-2019. The other good news is 53 people jailed as result of our effort in assisting law enforcement. This make us as the most productive orangutan group in law enforcement field. The Ministry of Internal Affairs have awarded COP as the Best Environmental NGO in 2018.
From its Headquarters in Jakarta, COP run 4 teams that covering Western Indonesia. They are APE Crusader for habitat protection campaign, APE Defender for running the BORA Rehab Centre in East Borneo, APE Guardian for running the SRA Rehab Centre in North Sumatra and Animals Warrior in Yogya for combating wildlife crime. COP also applying a restoration concession area that would be functioned as orangutan release area. The size 54.000 hectares. This would be the permanent long term solution for ex rehab orangutans. COP also run 3 natural islands in the river. This is the model of best enclosure for unreleasable orangutan.
Comparing to the others in charity industry, COP is very tiny group. Currently run by 24 people only, with effective support from its Orangufriends network across Indonesia. Most of them are the alumni of COP School, a training and indoctrination that designated for COP’s volunteers. Since 2011, the school has been trained 312 people.