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Conservation Partners


Orangutan Land Trust (OLT)

The Orangutan Land Trust objective is to provide permanent solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild by ensuring safe areas of land for their continued existence.



The Orangutan Project (TOP)

The Orangutan Project is a not-for-profit organisation, supporting orangutan conservation, rainforest protection and reintroduction of orphans in order to save the species from extinction.

TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection through its own Safeguard project – guard patrols that deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Borneo and Sumatra.

Operating as an independent orangutan protection organisation, TOP exists to provide to provide technical and financial assistance directly to support conservation projects and orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres.



Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP)

The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme is a unique collaborative programme of NGOs and the Indonesian government fighting for the survival of the orangutan in Sumatra. The main coordinating office is located in Medan, North Sumatra, and the programme's various activities are implemented at different locations across the island. The SOCP tackles all aspects of Sumatran orangutan conservation including:

  • Confiscation, quarantine and re-introduction of illegal pet orangutans
  • Habitat conservation and protection
  • Conservation education and awareness raising
  • Surveys and monitoring of wild orangutan populations
  • Field research into conservation and ecology of wild orangutans



RAW Africa Ecotours & Community Conservation in Northern Kenya

RAW Africa Ecotours is a Kenya-based ecotourism company committed to working with local communities in order to secure the future of wildlife and people in Northern Kenya. RAW Africa Ecotours has formed a strong partnership with the Melako and Il Ngwesi Community Conservancies to ensure that communities and wildlife benefit from local employment, capacity building, and enterprise development.

RAW Africa Ecotours is passionate about showcasing the incredible people, wildlife and landscapes of northern Kenya, and increasing awareness of, and support for, contemporary community-centered conservation in East Africa.


Community Partners



STIM SUKMA is a School of Management located in the capital city of Medan Medan North Sumatra Province. STIM Sukma Medan aims to develop skills and improve the quality of life for the students by providing educational services that are nationally recognised. Raw Wildlife Encounters supports STIM SUKMA University Medan with their mission:

  1. Enhance the competency-based, quality and precision of the educational system
  2. Develop the students so they have skills which include exceptional leadership, masters of science and technology, both nationally and internationally recognised.
  3. Develop research programs which link creative community service programs towars the research objectives.
  4. Create an atmosphere of interactive and communicative learning which is based on the excellent service the University provides.



Melako Community Conservancy

The Melako Community Conservancy was formed in 2005 at the instigation of the Rendille community. It is located about three hours drive north of Mt. Kenya and covers over 45,000 hectares of trust land. It is home to the Samburu and Rendille people, nomadic pastoralists, who use the range lands to graze their camels, goats and sheep. It is also home to unique wildlife, including the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, Beisa Oryx, the Reticulated giraffe, African elephant, lion and leopard.

Melako’s Vision: To be a world-class wildlife conservancy that attracts tourism through wildlife management; provides security for its people, wildlife and environments; and enhances quality of life through sustainable use of the environment. 


Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy

The Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy was one of the first community-led initiatives in northern Kenya. Il Ngwesi means ‘People of Wildlife’. Before 1995, there were camel trek safaris in the area and some wildlife, but little economic activity for the local communities. Then, in 1995, the Il Ngwesi Eco Lodge was constructed. The Lodge brought significant income to theconservancy community, who were actively promoting conservation. The Il Ngwesi Community Conservancy is now a model for successful community conservation efforts in northern Kenya and across Africa. Il Ngwesi’s wildlife includes the black and white rhino, the rare African wild dog, herds of elephants, the waterbuck, and other antelope.

Il Ngwesi’s Vision: To integrate community development and sustainable use of the environment. Underlying this is the mission to improve livelihoods by the generation of income through eco-friendly activities in order to conserve wildlife and its habitat, uphold the Maasai culture and develop the local community.

Conservation Partners & Supporters

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