Earth 4 Orangutans (SOCP)
We are thrilled to be joining forces with Dr Ian Singleton, Jessica McKelson and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) on an exciting new orangutan sanctuary project in Sumatra. We will be continually updating this page, so please check back soon and often! You can also see and learn more on the main Earth 4 Orangutans website!
What is Earth 4 Orangutans?
E4O is the development of a vital island orangutan sanctuary in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia for rescued orangutans who for reasons of ill health or injury require long-term care and can never be released into the wild. The sanctuary will allow each individual an enriching life within a natural habitat setting. The sanctuary will also become a crucial conservation education resource aimed at changing attitudes towards wildlife and the environment within the region.
Tila, Dek Nong, Leuser, Gober & the Twins (Ginting and Ganteng) currently reside at the SOCP center where they are being cared for by dedicated staff while they wait for their new homes. Click on their names to learn more about them.
How can I get involved?
Adopt an orangutan! You can directly support SOCP and the Earth 4 Orangutans project by adopting future sanctuary residents Gober & the Twins for just US $10/month. Learn more about Gober & the Twins on our adoption page.
(Contributions made via this button will be allocated to SOCP.)
Take an eco-tour with Raw Wildlife Encounters Fundraising Adventures We’re thrilled to announce that Raw Wildlife Encounters Earth 4 Orangutans Fundraising Tours have raised over $18,000 so far! On the tour you can visit the SOCP Center and Dr Ian Singleton for an exclusive behind the scenes look at SOCP– one of the leading organizations at the forefront of orangutan conservation! Enjoy a 7 day eco-adventure through Northern Sumatra meeting the CRU Tangkahan Elephant Patrol, trekking with them through the protected Gunung Leuser National Park, river tubing, wildlife spotting and spending a night in a cosy waterfall cave! Tours are ongoing. Positions still remain, enquire now!
Earth 4 Orangutans is looking for skilled volunteers in the areas of events, fundraising, grant writing and online content development. If you would like to be involved, please contact us!