WCI Canada Foundation has established an orangutan protection Sumatra mobile team to investigate, document and expose the destruction of orangutan habitat and to support rescues of illegally held orangutans. The new project undertakes the following activities:
Investigate and campaign against crimes and abuse of wild animals:
Rescue illegally held wild animals and provide assistance to improve conditions of those held legally in captive facilities:
The WCI Canada Foundation project investigates and exposes illegal activities in Sumatra. They encourage the authorities to take action, supporting them to enforce the law when requested. This also includes confronting companies about their land clearing activities and supporting law enforcement of environmental crimes, including killing orangutans. Our team supports rescues of displaced orangutans in the field and convercation of illegally held captive orphaned orangutans. This team also educates local villagers and school children on the benefits of protecting the orangutans and the ecosystems they need to survive.