The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is emphasizing its commitment to wild orangutan conservation by offering the adoption of orangutans currently living in Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. In partnership with the Orangutan Kutai Project and the Kutai National Park Authority, OC believes it can spur support and awareness of the wild orangutans in the fragile region. All of the adoptable, wild orangutans are frequently monitored and included in research efforts by the Orangutan Kutai Project.
What Adoptions Support
These orangutans are wild, so adopting them supports the protection offered by regularly following and studying them. Additionally, frequent monitoring and patrolling of the orangutan’s habitat in collaboration with Kutai National Parth authorities helps to improve their overall safety. We do not interfere with their lives, and we strive to minimize any impact on the park itself. No tourism is allowed at our site. Along with this, we are developing safe waste management and energy use system for our camp. A virtual adoption of an orangutan would support them in the following ways:
- Understanding. Following and monitoring the orangutans improves our understanding of the behavior and life patterns, preferences, and forest needs and usage of morio in Kutai NP.
- Speaking out. Publicizing what we find broadly, to scientific, political, and public audiences help increase the support for orangutan protection by raising awareness of this recovering orangutan population and habitat, their importance, and their unique qualities.
- Being there. We are continuously at the orangutan study area and plan to be here for at least the next five years. Field researchers are recognized to help protect orangutans and their habitat by their regular presence and monitoring. Our presence and monitoring have already helped reduce illegal human activities in our area of the national park.
- Enhancing conservation effectiveness. We have and will continue to apply our new understanding of these orangutans and their habitat in order to develop more effective orangutan conservation and management programs in and around Kutai National Park.