A few days ago, local villagers in Batu Satail village, Sipirok sub-district of South Tapanuli regency claimed to saw an orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) entering the local community plantation area. This information was collected during the Scorpion Foundation team conducted an outreach activities in Batu Satail village.
On Tuesday (2020/06/30), with participation of local villagers, a joint team consist of wildlife monitor staff members of Scorpion Foundation and two local villagers carried out a field monitor activity around of adjecent forest in Batu Satail village. After this activity, a recent updates could be reported to Wildlife Authority.
In this mission, the team did not find orangutan but discovered some animal nests which looked like orangutans’. The team also monitored no animal hunting activities and efforts to capture orangutan has been done by poacher. Tapanuli orangutan, with less than 800 individuals remaining, the world’s newest great ape species is also the most endangered.