Saving Orangutans

Indonesia’s Sumatran orangutan is under severe threat from the incessant and ongoing depletion and fragmentation of the rainforest.  As palm oil and rubber plantations, logging, road construction, mining, hunting continue to proliferate, orangutan... Read More

Alain Schroeder

Saving Orangutans

Indonesia’s Sumatran orangutan is under severe threat from the incessant and ongoing depletion and fragmentation of the rainforest.  As palm oil and rubber plantations, logging, road construction, mining, hunting continue to proliferate, orangutans are being forced out of their natural rainforest habitat. Some organizations rescue orangutans in difficulty (lost, injured, captive...) while others like the SOCP (Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme) cares for, rehabilitates and resocializes orangutans at their purpose-built medical facility. These pictures show them in their daily life in the clinic and quarantine centre while saving orangutans lives with the final goal to reintroduce them into the wild and to create genetically viable populations in protected forests.

Alain Schroeder