The Orangutan Conservancy is excited to add a new orangutan field site to our list of collaborators. The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop). OuTrop is a long standing active wild orangutan field site located in Central Borneo in a forest called The Sabangau. OuTrop’s core research is in primate population density, distribution and behavior, biodiversity assessments and monitoring, and forest ecology.
As OC Board member Dr. Raffaella Commitante explains, “OuTrop is a collaborative organization in itself which works together with The Centre for the International Cooperation in Sustainable Management of Tropical Peatlands (CIMTROP), Universitas Palangka Raya. This new association will allow the Orangutan Conservancy to continue to expand our role in orangutan conservation by working together with OuTrop’s on-the-ground efforts to conserve the only great ape found outside of Africa.”
Adds OuTrop’s Managing Director Mark Harrison, “OuTrop are very excited to join forces with the OC – both our organizations are dedicated to the conservation of orangutans in the wild, and through collaborating together we will be better able to increase both of our effectiveness in identifying and combating the problems being faced by orangutans today. We look forward to a productive collaboration and to helping each other to help protect orangutans and their forest homes.”
You can learn much more about our new partners on our recently added OuTrop page.