The importance of bringing together wildlife veterinarians each year to share their knowledge with fellow colleagues is more important now than ever before.
Daily reports of habitat destruction to the rainforest means that ever-increasing numbers of orangutans are having to be cared for at numerous rehabilitation centers across Indonesia. Already over-burdened, a dedicated group of compassionate veterinarians do all they can to help the animals survive. The orangutans, orphaned and oftentimes injured, look into the eyes of these wildlife heroes, hoping for a miracle.
That's why the Orangutan Conservancy stages our annual OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop, and why we'll be in Bogor, Indonesia this June for our fifth annual event.
The cost to hold this imperative gathering increases each year. It's always a financial challenge for OC to find new ways to raise the needed funding, but we are committed to making sure that these front-line heroes have this one time a year to come together and share their combined expertise.
OC is thrilled to announce that we have just received two generous gifts to help us toward fulfilling this year's workshop. A grant from the International Primatological Society (IPS) and a donation from the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo will go a long way to helping us host this year's event. We thank both organizations for their generosity and endorsement of the work that we are doing.
But we have a long way to go. If you would like to be one of our 2013 OC/OVAG Workshop supporters, please click on the logo below to make a donation.
Vets at 2012 workshop show their feelings about
the annual event. They'll soon be together again.
Orangutan photo courtesy of GPOCP and Tim Laman.
OC Links Up For Spring
The weather is warming up and so is the Orangutan Conservancy as we link up with new projects and innovative ways to help orangutans and their rainforest home.
Well, we've just updated fresh pictures and new content about GPOCP on our website too, so please click on their link above to learn more about their ongoing work.
OC was also happy to learn that GPOCP's Media Room was named in honor of one of our generous donors. The center will forever be linked to the name of Delores Janet Mason.
Here's a photo that welcomes visitors to the center.
And "linking" is something that OC is doing more and more of in 2013.
We know that to give orangutans a fighting chance the public must be made more aware of the red ape's plight across Indonesia.
That's why we're stepping up our spring awareness campaigns across social media. Not only are we posting more news stories on our website, but our Facebook and Twitter activity is also on the rise. In this age of worldwide inter-connectivity it's important to employ all that the web offers us to get the news out to supporters like you and also to the general public who are oftentimes just now becoming aware of the severe struggle that orangutans face in their quest for survival.
Please help us this month by linking our Facebook and Twitter accounts to yours and also to our news-source website. Linking up to OC doesn't take long at all and it helps to draw even more attention to orangutan and rainforest issues. Increasing the awareness is the first step in helping to solve the problems that face Asia's sole great ape.
Together we can achieve that link right now.
Speaking of linking together, we'd like you to have a copy of our new brochure. If you'd like one just click on the image below and we'll send it right out to you.