Author: Nayla Azmi (Nayla Azmi)

Alexandre Farto aka VHILS for Splash and Burn
augustus 23, 2018augustus 23, 2018
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Alexandre Farto aka VHILS for Splash and Burn

The craved of orangutan mural in the very heart of Medan city doesn’t stop being the centre of attention. Alexandre Farto, the portugese artist who made this finally speaks up about this amazing work of his. As this work is situated in a public space, it is expected that this work can speak louder to...

Yesterday, Another Life Saved
augustus 14, 2018augustus 14, 2018
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Yesterday, Another Life Saved

A male orangutan was saved  by the joint team of OIC HOCRU team, Aceh BKSDA and the local people from Ie Jerneh village, Middle Trumon Subdistrict – Aceh province. This orangutan was found being isolated inside of local resident’s oil palm plantation. Seeing the situation can be dangerous for the orangutan, OIC HOCRU team sedated...

The Urgent Appeal was Answered
augustus 6, 2018augustus 6, 2018
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The Urgent Appeal was Answered

No hardwork is useless, every sweat is counted and worth it eventually. Our effort to urge the Taman Hewan Siantar (THS) zoo to give back two orangutans to North Sumatran BBKSDA as the wildlife authority was answered.   THS zoo finally gave the orangutans indeed to North Sumatran BBKSDA, which afterwards sent the orangutans to SOCP...

A Year’s Journey to be Forest One Day
juli 28, 2018juli 28, 2018
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A Year’s Journey to be Forest One Day

Time flies very fast and it has been a year after the clearing cut operation of illegal oil palm trees here in Cinta Raja. Every second, this once damaged forest starts to change to be a forest once more as it used to be, long before the encroachment happened.     “Every time I step...

And The Story Began…
juli 28, 2018juli 28, 2018
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And The Story Began…

This week is one of the special week for us, as it is the first week of our Sekolah Alam Leuser (Leuser Nature School) is officially started! This school project is initiated by OIC with the aim to develop the local community through education for the secondary level. It is chosen as secondary level school...

URGENT APPEAL
juli 28, 2018juli 28, 2018
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URGENT APPEAL

The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) urges Taman Hewan Siantar (THS) zoo to give back two orangutans that they just received to North Sumatran BBKSDA to be rehabilitated and eventually released back to the wild one day. Both of the orangutans were suspected to have been poached from Leuser Forest and given to THS zoo.  ...

Isolated Orangutan Monitoring
juli 28, 2018juli 28, 2018
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Isolated Orangutan Monitoring

One of the roles that the OIC HOCRU team plays in orangutan conservation is to monitor isolated areas of forest, secluded from access to a primary forest by plantations and villages. Many orangutans in Sumatra become stuck in these isolated areas, which can lead to conflict with local communities, which OIC HOCRU team has built...

Patrol Team Diary : Biodiversity and Wildlife Monitoring
juli 28, 2018juli 28, 2018
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Patrol Team Diary : Biodiversity and Wildlife Monitoring

Forest Wildlife Protection Unit (ForWPU) is one of the flagship programme of Orangutan Information Centre with the aim to tackle not only poaching and hunting issues but also dealing with illegal logging and wildlife trafficking. For twenty days of a month, our patrol teams conduct the operation and dedicating their time for Leuser ecosystem, risking...

More and More Life Saved
juli 13, 2018juli 13, 2018
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More and More Life Saved

A juvenile orangutan, named Fatimah, was rescued by the joint team of OIC HOCRU, BKSDA Aceh and Idie Rayeuk Police yesterday (10/07/18). This orangutan was kept by a retired military man for 6 years in Kampong Baro village, Idie Rayuek subvillage, East Aceh district of Aceh province. The information about her presence was received by...

A Mourning Grief From Halaban Restoration Site
juli 13, 2018juli 13, 2018
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A Mourning Grief From Halaban Restoration Site

A shocking news came from our restoration programme. One of the best staff, Edy Bardok, passed away last week (4th July 2018). He started joining OIC’s restoration programme from 2008 up to now. From his hands, hundred thousands of trees had been planted with love. Starting with zero knowledge of tree species, he grew as...

Cinta Raja Restoration Site’s Update
juni 29, 2018juni 29, 2018
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Cinta Raja Restoration Site’s Update

The planting activities are still continuing in Cinta Raja restoration site III. Each day, our staff are doing their best efforts to regrow the once damaged forest. From 100 hectares area, 60 hectares have been planting. Not only planting, the monitoring and maintaining are also the most important parts to ensure the survival level of...

Another one is saved!
juni 29, 2018juni 29, 2018
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Another one is saved!

On the first day after 2 weeks break of Ied celebration, OIC HOCRU team was busied with a rescue already. Based on the information that was received from the call centre, an orangutan baby was found in Gampong Baru, Idie Rayuek Subdistrict, East Aceh District of Aceh Province. As the response to the information, the...