Dr. Ian Singleton, the Director of Conservation at PanEco will speak at the Oklahoma City Zoo from 7-8pm on Thursday, August 16th in the Zoo’s Conservation Education Auditorium (far east end of the parking lot).
He is the director of the Orangutan Conservation Programme and manages new projects in species and nature conservation. The OKC Zoo is a benefactor to PanEco and their efforts in Sumatra.
The engagement of PanEco is about environmental conservation and education. They stand up for the rainforest of the Sumatran islands and work to stop the logging. The habitat of the endangered Sumatran orang-utans has yet to be conserved. Only 6500 great apes still live in the Sumatran wilderness.
PanEco activities are about orang-utans and the peat swamp forest is in the north of Sumatra. The quarantine station is situated in Batu Mbelin. The red great apes get returned to the wild in the Bukit Tigapuluah national park and in Aceh (Jantho). The three observation stations in Suaq, Batang Toru and Ketambe deliver important findings about the biology of the Sumatran orang-utans. In the region Singkil is the peat swamp of Tripa where one of the last populations of orang-utans live. The target of our environmental efforts is the preservation of the unique diversity of species.