120mph on the wing of a biplane😱
16th July 2021
Our amazingly brave supporter Nicola Tagart never does things by halves! She is going to wingwalk to raise funds for OVAID and the orangutan 🦧PLEASE support her if you can, remember - every little helps. For more details of this intrepid lady's challenge have a look at her fundraising page :
Orangutan and other Great Apes vaccinated against COVID
An orangutan named Karen, the first in the world to have open-heart surgery in 1994, has made medical history again: She’s among the first great apes to get a COVID-19 vaccine
Tapanuli orangutan may be at even more risk of extinction than thought
New evidence suggests that the Tapanuli orangutan's normal habit has not always been at higher altitudes but that it has of necessity adapted. This could mean that it is at even greater risk of extinction than first thought
SOCP accept 9 repatriated orangutan into their rehabilitation centre
Nine orangutans who were repatriated from Malaysia (18th Dec 2020) will undergo a rehabilitation process at SOCPs Quarantine and Rehabilitation Centre after completing the strict quarantine period.
During the strict quarantine period the SOCP vet team will regularly monitor the health condition of each orangutan to ensure that they don't have any serious illness.
Animal Health Trust Auction
Sadly the liquidation of The Animal Health Trust charity in Newmarket was announced earlier this year but presented OVAID with the opportunity to purchase vital items of veterinary equipment
International Animal Rescue Release 5 orangutans
An amazing Christmas present for these five orangutan released back to the wild!🎄We were delighted to see Beno, Jacky, Puyol and Oscarina (who we remember from when we were working at IAR in 2014 & 2015) released along with Isin. Great work by the IAR team and so rewarding to see animals you know & have helped care for complete the cycle and return to their habitat 👏
International Animal Rescue rescue and translocate a huge 35 year old male orangutan during the pandemic.
A large adult male orangutan found near Ketapang West Kalimantan is expertly darted and translocated to a safe area of forest by boat by the IAR team.
International Orangutan Day 2020
A really informative and up to date article by Annette Garland summarising the work of all of the Indonesian orangutan centres for International Orangutan Day 2020
Deforestation & Pandemics
In a recent article medical & environmental scientists, biologists and conservationists argue for regular global funds to help prevent future pandemics. Not cheap but cost effective when the current pandemic is costing $trillions!
ORANGUTAN CAN LIVE IN PALM OIL PLANTATIONS
Respected 'Hutan' orangutan researcher Marc Ancrenaz reports findings showing orangutan living in palm oil plantations and suggests controversial alternative strategies for their survival
'Bon Bon' the little orangutan which a Russian man tried to smuggle out of Indonesia at last travels from Bali Safari Park to our friends at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme rescue centre at Batu Mbelin, Medan Sumatra to join the rehabilitation programme and hopefully ultimate release!
Orangutan repatriated from Thailand
Bon Bon travels to rescue centre for rehabilitation
OVAID donate to IAR
OVAID's Scholarship Vet
Uses His Improved Skills
NGO Forced To Change Its Stance on Dam
Drones & Thermal- Imaging Spot Orangutan
New scientific research involving John Moore's University in Liverpool UK, & NGOs Hutan and WWF enables conservationists to identify orangutan and estimate numbers
Extinct within 10 years?
Alan Knight of International Animal Rescue (IAR) expresses concerns that if deforestation continues at its current rate the orangutan could face imminent extinction
The story of Leuser the orangutan and his namesake The Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra
Leuser is an adult male orangutan at the SOCP rescue centre in Sumatra. He was shot 62 times and blinded and can never be released. This is his story and that of the ecosystem where he once lived in Sumatra.
OVAID Digital for IAR
OVAID's 2019 fundraising effort is directed at purchasing a complete new state of the art digital x-ray system for the International Animal Rescue orangutan rehabilitaton centre at Ketapang, West Kalimantan
IFAW conservation Award 2018
OVAID proudly received the International Federation for Animal Welfare Conservation Award 2018 at a ceremony at The House of Lords, London in October 2018
Hugely successful 2018 fundraising effort
OVAID's biggest fundraise ever culminated in the donation of both ultrasound and digital x-ray equipment to BOSF Samboja Lestari and, with a joint effort with Save The Orangutan (STO) in Denmark, a new x-ray generator and complete digital system for BOSF Nyaru Menteng
Another Fantastic Tour of Borneo completed
Eleven guests joined Sara & Nigel on their eco fundraising tour of Kalimantan in October 2018. Click the button below to see more images and learn about our tours
BOSF announces opening of Badak Kecil island for its orangutan
BOSFoundation that OVAID has been working closely with this year and to which the charity donated two digital x-ray systems has announced the commencement of operations to move its unreleasable orangutan from cages onto Badak kecil, a naturally forested island in Cenral Kalimantan. This is seen as an important move in improving the welfare of its unfortunately captive orangutan