PWB TV Finale Looks at the Human Side of Orangutan Conservation

Photo by Gita Defoe 

Photo by Gita Defoe 


The first season of PWB has come to a close with episode 5 of the first season. In this intriguing chapter, PWB followed the work of those the Orangutan Information in Sumatra , Indonesia. The organization is dedicated to conserving the lives of the endangered Sumatran orangutan and the rainforest that they inhabit. Due to the expanse of plantation, much of the rainforest has been destroyed. OIC Founder Panut Hadisiswoyo found his calling in educating the surrounding communities in the importance of maintaining the rainforest and conserving the lives of these beautiful, but endangered species. “I love trees so much, I want to grow trees, trees are hope.”  

Darma, a passionate park ranger describes the respect essential to encouraging the thriving life of the orangutan, as well as the Sumatran elephant, rhino and tigers that also inhabit the area. "They are wild animals, they are meant to be observed, not disturbed.”

Watch the final episode and learn more about the Orangutan Information Centre and their efforts to preserve the Sumatran rainforest and wildlife. 

The Orangutan Information Centre is also unique in its consideration of the human aspect of what it takes to conserve the lives of the Sumatran orangutan and wildlife. Locals are educated and made aware of how maintaining the rainforest can further enhance their own lives, providing them with a source of food and water. 

Stay tuned in 2017 for the announcement of season 2!

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