The Malaysian part of Borneo is home to around 10% of the total population of wild bornean orangutans. They can be found in both Sabah and Sarawak.
OVAG had held two of its workshops in Malaysia. The first one is in Kuala Lumpur, hosted by the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2012. The second one is in Kota Kinabalu, hosted by the Sabah Widlife Department in 2016. Both workshops had been huge successes, and a great opportunity for the Indonesian vets to learn more about their colleagues in the neighboring country. Needless to say that we are all facing pretty much of the same challenges in orangutan conservation, so a good relationship with everyone involved in this fight is imperative, and OVAG is the best platform to facilitate that.
Organizations in Malaysia that have been involved in OVAG are:
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia http://www.upm.edu.my/
Sabah Wildlife Department http://www.wildlife.sabah.gov.my/
Hutan (Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project) http://www.hutan.org.my/
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center