News & Events
Record (2008) |
Publication by leading orangutan scientists and Pongo members opens
new chapter in speech evolution, December 2008
To read more, click here, and to read publication, click here.
Tax-deductable donations to Pongo Foundation, November 2008
Dutch citizens may from now on support orangutan conservation and
research and deduce their taxes with the use of the ANBI stamp label. To
see details, click here.
Acehnese socio-political situation and orangutan conservation
and research efforts in the new year, October 2008
With presidential and parlimental elections during
2009 in Indonesia and
the humanitarian tzunami help fading out in Aceh,
foreign scientists are unauthorized by Jakarta to enter the region due
to security matters. To read article, click here.
1º Prize Best Student Award for members of the Pongo Foundation
at IPS, Scotland, August 2008
Following a poster presentation with the newest research results on wild
Pongo members are recognized at Edinburgh in one
prestigious conferences in primatology. To read poster, click
Pongo Foundation refered by Danish Journalist, August 2008
Thomas Soendergaard, part of the Danish team of journalists
covering the last Climate Conference in Bali (December 2007, see
online an orangutan piece after visiting Ketambe Research Station.
To see clip, click
Promotion of Acehnese tribal art is a success, July 2008
As a result of an initiative concerning Gayo and Alas
traditions by Pongo Foundation (see below), items purchased locally
are sold out in the Netherlands, raising money for future initiatives.
Pongo Foundation at GATI, USA, May 2008
Received by invitation at the Great Ape Trust of Iowa, Pongo
Foundation members present their newest research results to an
audience comprising leading scientists in orangutan conservation
and welfare. To read article, click
Interview at Dutch Regional TV Station, May 2008
After spending nearly two years in the Indonesian rain forests, Madeleine
Hardus, Pongo Foundation's Treasurer, presents her project and work with orangutans
together with personal footages. To see clip, click
here (in dutch).
Foundation activities in Danish Media, April 2008
After receiving Danish journalism group
UPDATE (December 2007, see side link), an article about the activities
of Pongo Foundation is published online in Denmark. To
read article, click
Local Education Project at Primary School of Balai Lutu, Indonesia,
Pongo Foundation inaugurates project,
providing education and sport material to the children
living close by the National Park. To read more and see
photo gallery, click
Promotion of traditional embroidery and weaving in Central Aceh,
By purchasing products from the
Gayo and Alas tribes and exposing these items in Europe, Pongo
Foundation wants to stimulate traditional arts. To read more and
see photo gallery, click here.