Check here to see where Orangutan Caring Week (4-10 November 2007) activities were scheduled to take place in Indonesia, the USA, and elsewhere internationally. We will list stories about the activities in this Blog section. If you held an event this year, please email your story and images to OUREI at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the details so we can post your activities here.

Download the 2007 Orangutan Caring Week poster here


 Children in Medan school making orangutan drawings    Logo for PPO-III


  • Medan, Sumatra: The Sumatran Orangutan Education Consortium (SOEC) held numerous events and activities during the week including: video displays and table events in malls and other public venues, radio talk shows, banners around the city, educational activities in nearby villages, lectures at local universities, and a fair with contests and a peace march.  

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displays set up at the photo fair at the Islamic University of North Sumatra 

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 Members of the Sumatran Orangutan Education Consortium pass out information and meet with visitors to Sun Plaza Mall, Medan

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Lectures and seminars were presented at the University of North Sumatran, the Islamic University of North Sumatra, the University of Medan North Sumatra by educators, conservationists, and scientists of the universities, NGOs, and the Consortium.

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Films were shown to classrooms of students and specially composed music was played as well.

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 Presenters and participants were recognized for their contributions to PPO-III

Masrizal Saraan provided the above images.  For more information about the Consortium and its activities, contact Susilo Sudarman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Gunung Palung, West Kalimantan: Yayasan Palung was to have celebrated Orangutan Caring Week by distributing posters and pamphlets to the public, playing environmental music, performing puppet shows, and holding a puppet contest for the grade school children.

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Posters that were produced and distributed by members of the Palung Foundation for Orangutan Caring Week.

For more information, contact Hudi Wuryanto at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Ubud, Bali: Monday, November 5, 6pm. Sumatran Orangutan Society hosted a dinner and showed "Losing Tomorrow", a moving and informative documentary by Patrick Rouxel.  Some 50 attendees participated in the event. 

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SOS Founder Lucy Wisdom addresses audience in Ubud after showing the film, Losing Tomorrow (far right). Balinese style orangutan costume greets members of the audience. Photos courtesy of Inggriani Shapiro.

 Contact SOS at for more information and a beautiful downloadable poster.



  • Los Angeles: Monday-Friday, November 5-9. The Indonesian Consulate  participated in Orangutan Caring Week. Displays and information were placed in the first floor foyer. Numerous people took notice of the displays and requested further information about orangutans and their plight. The Consulate is located at 3457 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90010. For more information, contact the Culture and Information section at 213-383-5126.
  • San Diego: Saturday, November 10, 8:30am-5pm.  So. California Primate Research Forum presented "Asian Primates in Perspective" with 5 presentations by primate researchers. OUREI had a poster display at the event located in the Arts and Letters Building 201 on the San Diego State University campus. For more information about the event visit: 
  • Santa Monica: Sunday, November 4, 11:30am. Every week is Orangutan Caring Week for OUREI, however, OUREI celebrated this special week at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market by bringing in additional information and graphics and explaining the importance of the occasion to numerous visitors.


  • Reading: Reading Public Museum Gift Shop, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611. Artist Jason Shanaman displayed his beautiful orangutan sculptures and distributed information packets about orangutans to the public. Sales of Jason's orangutan sculptures will benefit OUREI's programs. For more information on Jason's sculptures, visit his website at


  • Houston: Houston Zoo held its Orangutan Caring Week activities on the weekends of Nov 10 & 11 and 17 & 18 during regular zoo hours. A booth was set up at the orangutan exhibit where visitors were able to learn about orangutans and purchase orangutan artwork stationery. Two paintings created by the Houston orangutans were raffled off at the zoo and online to help raise funds for conservation activities at Kinabatangan Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit


  • Brisbane: Wednesday & Saturday, November 7 & 10, Brisbane chapter of  Australian Orangutan Project (AOP) hosted an information stall at Brisbane Central Station and a fun-filled Trivia Night at Kenmore State School. We will post photos and stories from the event when available. For more information, contact  Marion at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Melbourne: Friends of the Melbourne Zoo are hosted a pre-OCW tabling event on October 28 at the zoo's "Super Discovery Table Day" where they raised awareness about the Sumatran Orangutan. We will post photos and information about the event when available. For more information, contact Maureen Bathgate at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Melbourne: Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11, Melbourne Zoo hosted a weekend event which will included:
    - Orang-utan conservation presentation
    - Kids 'orang-utan nest building' games
    - Sustainable timber presentation
    - Orang-utan training presentation
    - Orang-utan photos and paintings for sale with all profits to Flora and Fauna International CRU in Sumatra
    - Displays of orang-utan diet and enrichment

We will post information and images from the event when made available. For more information, contact Fiona at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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