Interest in Forestry: peripheral
KOCP was set up in 1998 by HUTAN in collaboration with the Sabah Wildlife Department. The goal of the project is to achieve long-term viability of Orang Utan populations in Sabah .
The project's objective is to restore harmonious relationships between people and the Orang Utan, which in turn will support local socio-economic development compatible with habitat and wildlife conservation. Today, the project consists of a highly motivated team of 35 trained staff from the Kinabatangan community, who will ensure that the initiative continues to protect their heritage. KOCP supports Red Ape Encounters (http://www.redapeencounters.com) with scientific data pertaining to Orang Utan research and biodiversity of the Kinabatangan lower river region. RAE has the exclusive right to bring visitors to the Orang Utan study site to learn more of the research and conservation efforts.