News & Events
Record (2009) |
Pongo Foundation donates veterinary equipment to quarantine
center for confiscated orangutans in Sumatra, November 2009
To read more, click here.
Pongo Foundation together with the local Sumatran NGO,
OIC, prints 10.000 children books about the orangutan, October
The book contains
information about how orangutans live in the forest and how they
taken away from the forest.
To be given at elementary
schools in the Medan area in Sumatra. To see book sample, click
here (low quality .pdf).
Pongo info-stand at the Kralingen Botanical Gardens in Rotterdam,
the Netherlands, September 2009
The foundation provided information and promotional material
about orangutans, mostly by involving children in drawing, during
a day dedicated to Indonesia, in these centenary gardens. To see
some drawings, click
New findings by Pongo members on orangutans communicative behaviour
published in highly reputated scientific journal, August 2009
The orangutan plays mind tricks on
potential predators, such as leopards, by holding leaves
to its lips as it makes a warning call, which lowers
the pitch. As larger animals tend to have deeper voices,
this makes the apes sound bigger than
they are. To read more, click
Pongo info-stand at "Man and Animal's Day", the Netherlands,
In one of the most emblematic Dutch Natural Parks, the foundation
promoted the orangutan cause via information divulgation and childrens'
drawings. To read article and see photo-gallery, click
Pongo Foundation helps rescuing an orangutan in
North Sumatra, June 2009
After farmers informed the foundation about the situation of "Kiss-kiss",
living as a pet in a private house, this young male orangutan is now in quarantine
and will one day be released back into the forest. To see a picture of Kiss-kiss,
Library-bus visits Acehnese villages in the
last Sumatran orangutans'
strong-hold, May 2009
Pongo Foundation commissioned a mobile educational unit (from the local NGO
Orangutan Information Center) to provide books to children and villagers during
from novels to conservation
To read article and see photo-gallery, click
Gift collected by Dutch volunteers and Pongo Foundation
and fruit to the orangutans
at Batumbelin Quarantine Center, April 2009
With this help, the orangutans under the care of this center received for several
and special fruits, otherwise not present in their diet. To read article and
Educational campaign "Orangutans are the Pride of our Village," February
Inspired by the work of the artist, scientific illustrator and conservationist
article), the Pongo Foundation started its first educational
located within orangutan range in Sumatra. To see poster, click here.
day at Helicon Professional School, Velp, the Netherlands, January 2009
Pongo Foundation participated in the inauguration of the new
study direction "Eco
and Wildlife" at this professional school, providing information on
the threats to orangutans and ecological situation of South-East Asian forests.
visit this school's web page, click here.
of orangutan book by Oxford University Press, January 2009
The book "Orangutans, Geographic Variation in Behavioral
Ecology and Conservation" is now available to the public,
providing the latest findings on several aspects of the
the most endangered great ape, among which feature some of
the studies' results by Pongo members. To know more, click