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A Spring in our Step 

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The extra spring in OC's step this April is because we again get to see many of you at Earth Month events and fairs around Southern California where our US office is located. It's a special time for us to spread the word about orangutans and the work that we do to help protect them. 

Springtime means public awareness time for OC, and we're excited when we can unpack our tables, load up the vehicles and get out and about to meet the public face to face. 

We also encourage our supporters to hold their own events too as the warmer months prevail.  Contact us to see how we can help you with your own orangutan awareness event.

OC looks forward to seeing many of you in the weeks ahead as we'll be at several Southland stops. One stop we just made was to the beautiful Arboretum in Arcadia, California for the 37th Annual Los Angeles Environmental Education Fair. 

Check in with us weekly on Facebook to see where we'll be heading next. 

And, don't forget, if you're not in our neck of the woods you're still only a click away from the action as we are now posting videos and updates for you to look at on social media.

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As our longtime supporters know, the OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop, which OC funds and stages each year in Indonesia, is our annual core project.  Bringing together dozens of frontline orangutan healthcare workers is an honor for our organization.  

Before we show it to the general public, we wanted our E-Bulletin members to be the first to see our recently completed short film about the workshop. 

As we get closer to the summer 2016 event, this film reminds us of the inspiring people that we will once again be sponsoring when we come together for our 8th Workshop.



Enjoy the OC/OVAG video.


 

Vets at work at the most recent OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop
 

Morio Springs Into Sight

OC helps to supports several projects on the ground in Indonesia, and this stellar photo comes from one of them - the Orangutan Kutai Project in East Kalimantan.

OKP is run by OC's own Dr. Anne Russon and her intrepid team.  The long-term research effort focuses on the ranging patterns of Morio - a subspecies of orangutans.

And as you can see by this big fella, the Morio in the area of the Kutai National Park are pretty impressive.  Thank you Anne for sending along the photo.

You can read about this and all of the projects we help to support on our projects page.

And speaking of reading...

Thank you for noticing that our OC webpage has become a go to source on the internet for updated orangutan and environmental news.  Whether it be stories on deforestation, palm oil, orangutan rescues and releases or a big name celebrity like Leonardo DiCaprio visiting Indonesia to promote conservation we cover it on our main page.  Please visit us on our landing page often.

Spring Steps
at OC

 
The Orangutan Conservancy
Provides Funding for Indonesian Orangutan Expert

This is Anta Rosetyadewi.  She is a veterinarian and a valued member of the Orangutan Conservancy/Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group.  Anta is literally fearless in her desire to help orangutans and other wildlife survive and she is equally as passionate in her desire to make Indonesia a safe haven for its wildlife species!

Anta went to vet school in Indonesia, then received a scholarship to the Royal Veterinary College, London, where she received her Master of Science degree.  The Royal Veterinary College was so impressed with Anta, that at graduation, they sent the OC’s Raffaella Commitante an email thanking her for bringing Anta to them.

After completing her Master’s, Anta began teaching at her alma mater University Gadjah Mada in Jogjakarta – but she remained involved in orangutan work.  Last year she applied for and received yet another scholarship from Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, where she is currently working on her PhD.  The scholarship is through the Australian government and only covers her course work and accommodation in Perth – it does not cover her field work costs. 


So that's where OC sprang into action. We will cover the cost of Anta's program and by doing so know that orangutans in Indonesia will be better off for it.  One person can truly make a huge difference in the future of our forest friends and Anta is a perfect example of that.

Anta will be conducting her field work at various orangutan field sites until mid- 2017. 

 

If you'd like to join OC and make a contribution to help in this effort please click on our "Donate Now" button at the top of the newsletter.



 



The Mighty Orangutans of Borneo Cruise

O.C. Board member Dr. Raffaella Commitante will be leading two exciting eight-day Bornean cruises aboard the luxurious Katharina schooner for SeaTrek Sailing Adventures

The June excursions are for those who love orangutans and want to learn much more about Asia’s sole great ape and the beautiful island that they call home.

SeaTrek just notified OC that they will be offering a discount to any OC E-bulletin subscriber who wants to join in the adventure. 

Contact SeaTrek for more information and tell them you're on the OC team!.




 
 




 

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