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The Yayasan Orangutan Sumatera Lestari - Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) is dedicated to the conservation of Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) and their forest homes. Our grassroots projects in Sumatra work with local communities living alongside orangutan habitat. The OIC plants trees, visits schools and villages, and provides training to help local people work towards a more sustainable future. We are a local NGO staffed by Indonesian university graduates, believing that Sumatran people are best suited to have an impact in and help Sumatra.
The Orangutan Information Centre works to: 1. Raise public awareness of threats to and conservation strategies for the Sumatran orangutan through community education and global communication 2. Educate and empower Sumatran youth through environmental education and awareness projects for local schools 3. Promote sustainable community development initiatives in local communities through training and capacity building in local communities 4. Collaborate with other local and international NGOs and businesses working towards parallel goals
Long-term goals: • Conserve the endemic, critically endangered Sumatran orangutan and its rainforest ecosystem home • Work with local people towards the preservation and regrowth of rainforest habitat • Assist local government in the protection and maintenance of protected areas • Promote orangutans as global conservation ambassadors for the rainforest ecosystem • Support the establishment of conservation education curriculum and community empowerment programmes in Sumatra