2015 LP Jenkins Fellowship Awarded for Study on the Conservation Benefit of RSPO Complaint Process
9 June 2015 - Santa Monica, CA. The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF), a Santa Monica-based conservation education nonprofit that supports the survival of wild orangutans in Indonesia, announced the recipient of its Lorraine P. Jenkins Memorial Fellowship program for 2015. For his study of the conservation benefits of the complaints process of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the fellowship is presented to Chris Wiggs, a graduate student at Oxford Brookes University in the UK pursuing a Master’s of Science in Primate Conservation.
Seventeen Students to Receive 2015 Orangutan Caring Scholarships
18 May 2015 - Santa Monica, CA - OURF Headquarters. The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) announced that seventeen students from the provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh as well as the province of West Kalimantan will receive the 2015 Orangutan Caring Scholarships (OCS). Ceremonies to honor the students will take place in the cities of Banda Aceh (Sumatra) and Ketapang (West Borneo) in late May and early June. The scholarships are competitive, multi-year tuition awards that enable students to earn degrees in the fields of biology, forestry and veterinary science.
Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus
20 April 2015- New York, NY (www.nonhumanrightsproject.org/) - For the first time in history a judge has granted an order to show cause and writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a nonhuman animal. This afternoon, in a case brought by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe issued an order to show cause and writ of habeas corpus on behalf of two chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, who are being used for biomedical experimentation at Stony Brook University on Long Island, New York.
First Indonesian Fundraiser in Bali
6 March 2015- Seminyak, Bali- OURF held its first Indonesian fundraiser, 'Voices for the Jungle", in Bali on March 6 at Warehouse 82 in the Seminyak area. A lot of effort went into preparing for the event but the rain couldn't be kept away during the time leading up to the evening event. Consequently, turn out was lower than had been projected. Nevertheless, everyone who attended appeared to have a good time as they were entertained and educated about the orangutan and its plight.
OURF to Hold First Indonesian Fundraiser
20 February 2015 - Santa Monica, CA - Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) will be holding its first Indonesian fundraiser in Seminyak, Bali on March 6, 2014. With the title, “Voices for the Jungle,” the event will be held at Warehouse 82, a popular gathering place for artists and musicians on this exotic Indonesian island. The local public, which includes a large expat community, is invited to attend the evening fundraiser.
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