ORANGUTAN ORGANIZATIONS AND DATABASES
Borneo Orangutan Survival, Canada (BOS Canada): Canadian charitable organization devoted to contributing
to the protection of orangutans and their native habitat.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia (BOS) (Yayasan Penyelamatan Orangutan Borneo).
Indonesia-based non-profit NGO, dedicated to the protection of orangutans and their habitat
through the involvement of local people. Focus: orangutan rehabilitation and reintroduction,
protection of wild orangutans and other native wildlife, local education and development
Orangutan Conservancy (OC): American nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of orangutans
and their habitat. Provides funding and other support to projects throughout Malaysia and Indonesia.
Orangutan Foundation International. Orangutan NGO in the USA, UK, and Indonesia
Orangutan Network: information site in support of orangutan fieldworkers, to facilitate meaningful
comparisons across orangutan populations (e.g., standardizing activities)
Sumatran Orangutan Society
Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP): NGO devoted to protecting the Sumatran
orangutan. Via SOCP, the PanEco Foundation and its partners, the Frankfurt Zoological
Society (FZS) and the Foundation for a Sustainable Ecosystem (YEL) have established a
programme for reintroducing ex-captive Sumatran orangutans to free forest life.
GrungyApe, Ink. offers scientific articles, news, facts, photos, etc. on Bohorok Rehabilitation Center
International Association for Primate Refuges and Sanctuaries: alphabetized list of addresses and
other contact info for primate sanctuaries around the world.
Primate Society of Great Britain
Primatelit: online searchable database for primatology literature, from 1940 to the present. The best
one-stop shop for publications on anything you ever wanted to know about primates. Can
now be linked to major institutional libraries to locate nearby copies
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin (Madison). Comprehensiive
searchable databases including Primate Info Net (PIN), World directory of primatologists,
Primatelit (above), Primate center Library, and Audiovisual Archive.
Washington Regional Primate Research Center, University of Washington. Contains the Primate
Information Center, a state of the art bibliographic indexing service for scientific literature
on all aspects of nonhuman primate research.
MEDIA REPORTS ON ORANGUTANS
ABCNEWS: 20/20: Saving Endangered Orangutan
ABCNEWS: Economics Menace Orangutans
CBC: National Online: Borneo is Burning
Discovery Online: The Ape Crusade: Saving the Orangutans of Indonesia: Info on recovery efforts,
baby poaching, Wanariset, Camp Leakey, and logging and firest (with photos)
Environment News Service: Orangutans 20 Years from Extinction
National Geographic News: Orangutans Edging Closer to Brink of Extinction
PBS: Saving the Orangs - Anne Russon describes why working to save the orangutan is important
Indonesian Fire Maps
Map of South East Asia: (Map by ReliefWeb) shows the position of Indonesia relative to SE Asia
Sumatra deforestation: Puts precise maps of deforestation over Sumatra, using Google Earth
INFORMATION ABOUT FORESTS
Asean Haze Action Online: information about haze and pollution resulting from Indonesian forest fires.
The Context for Community Forestry in Indonesia
GAIA Forest Conservation Archives: Indonesia Rainforest Conservation Documents
Up-to-date and archived information on logging, fires, and the state of Indonesia's forests.
Global Forest Watch: Indonesia's Forests in Brief
Tree and Shrub Genera of Borneo: Descriptions and images of Bornean tree and shrub species.
alloprimate: interactive non-human primate mailing list
DATABASES, REPORTS, AND ORGANIZATIONS
The Earth Times: Extinction Rates Continue to Increase: On threatened species in Indonesia
General Overview of Indonesia
IUCN Primate Specialist Group website (with documents, journals, and other good stuff)
Jane Goodall Institute
Nature Conservation in Indonesia
NetVet: veterinary resources on a broad range of topics. A primates section is provided.
TIME.com: Earth Day 2000: Condition Critical: UN assessment of Earth's ecosystems
U.N.: Natural Resource Aspects of Sustainable Development in Indonesia
WorldMedicus: searchable medical database with a section on orangutans (pongo pygmaeus).
WEB PAGES THAT DO WORK
Free Library Online: Free, full-text books and articles
Statistics online: Web pages that perform statistical calculations
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