Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Palm oil, people and orangutans: a conservation challenge

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Primate Conservation Seminar Series

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


JHB 308 Kennedy, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


Lucy joined  the Sumatran Orangutan Society in 2018. She has a Masters in Primate Conservation and has previously worked in conservation research, funding and communications for charities in Morocco and the UK. Lucy’s role within the Sumatran Orangutan Society is to support with fundraising, and to take a lead on communications.

The mission of the Sumatran Orangutan Society is to secure the future of Sumatran orangutans and their forests.

The Sumatran Orangutan Society strives to find a balance between economic and social needs and a flourishing, healthy environment for all species, including humans, in or depending on the Sumatran rainforest.

SOS tackles the causes of deforestation as well as the symptoms. We take an holistic approach, supporting and enabling vital work on the ground in Sumatra through developing effective conservation programmes and partnerships, capacity building and fundraising for frontline organisations, and advocating globally for changes to government policy and corporate practise to enhance conservation outcomes.

Being a small charity, we can be nimble, responsive and problem solving. SOS remains positive about the prospects for the future of the Sumatran orangutan and its habitat.