Orang Utan

Frequently Asked Questions about MPOC, MPOWCF, Conservation and Orang Utans in Malaysia
The Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund or MPOWCF was an initiative we created out of MPOC in order for the Malaysian palm oil industry to actively participate in conservation and wildlife biodiversity in Malaysia… Continue reading
Summary of the Orang Utan State Action Plan
(Sabah Wildlife Department, 2012 – 2016)
The Orang utan State Action Plan is one of three State Action Plans launched by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) at the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC) 2012. The 5-year plan is a comprehensive document detailing mitigation efforts in the conservation of the orang utan. The other Action Plans…Continue reading
Palm Oil Industry Not A Threat to Orang Utans
ORANG utan, a great ape species and one of Malaysia’s darling icons, has been at the centre of the most debated issues among the local palm oil industries as well as local and western non-governmental organisations (NGOs)…Continue reading
Allegations Against Malaysian Palm Oil Industry on Orang-utans Unfounded; Disruptive to Conservation Efforts
The Sabah state is blessed with more than 10,000 orang-utans, 6,000 proboscis monkeys and 2,400 elephants. Three State Action Plans will be released at SWCC for the Bornean orangutan, the Bornean elephant and the Sumatran rhinoceros, which will provide a platform for a better protection of these three flagship species…Continue reading
Le Monde – When Orangutans Learn To Be Apes
At the rehabilitation center for orangutans in Sepilok, a few kilometers from the town of Sandakan in Sabah, discipline is flexible. Here, orangutans learn to be apes. ” Our mission is to prepare them to become autonomous, to return to the forest, says Diana Ramirez, veterinarian. Orphans, most of the young ones do not know they can climb trees, swing, they are afraid…Continue reading


Borneo’s First Elephant Sanctuary Launched
Borneo’s first and only elephant sanctuary will be a natural-habitat refuge developed to meet the needs of endangered elephants, in line with the State Government’s commitment in the conservation of Bornean elephants, which are now facing the threat of extinction…Continue reading
A Refuge for Displaced and Injured Elephants
Displaced and injured elephants will have a new place to call home in the Bornean Elephant Sanctuary (BES) which will be officially launched tomorrow. The first phase of the project, which started in October last year, was completed on June 28, and a juvenile female elephant has become the first “guest”…Continue reading
Sabah Wildlife Department and 10 years of research: Towards a better conservation of Sabah’s wildlife
In this paper, we present an update on the current wildlife research undertaken by the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and its partners. For the last ten years, SWD has been extremely active in developing research programmes on all Sabah’s flagship species including the Bornean orangutan, theproboscis monkey, the Sumatran rhinoceros, the Bornean elephant…Continue reading
Elephant Sanctuary to Open Soon
The first phase of the elephant sanctuary in Kinabatangan here will be opened in September, lifting hopes for the survival of the species in Sabah. The opening phase of the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary was recently completed with a handling paddock, staff quarters and a store built at a cost of RM1.8 million…Continue reading
Review of Sabah Elephant Action Plan 2012
The Malaysian palm oil industry has consistently supported efforts towards the protection and conservation of Malaysia’s unique wildlife.  The recent introduction of the historic elephant conservation initiative – the Sabah Elephant Action Plan (SEAP) (2012 – 2016) demonstrates the industry’s …Continue reading
Allegations Against Malaysian Palm Oil Industry on Orang-utans Unfounded; Disruptive to Conservation Efforts
The Malaysian government and palm oil industry today mark the start of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC 2012), which aims to highlight conservation efforts undertaken in the Borneo. The conference underlines the efforts of the Malaysian government and the palm oil industrywith regards to biodiversity conservation and CSR programs, and to highlight conservation studies by reputable research institutions and conservation NGOs…Continue reading
Palm Oil as a Model for Sustainable Growth
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) leads a host of initiatives to ensure a sustainable and balanced future for the industry, for growers reliant upon the crop, and for the environment itself. While the ecological effects of palm oil production have been the subject of debate for several years, Malaysia has much to be proud of in this regard, with 56% of its area under strict protection and set aside for conservation… Continue reading
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