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2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop
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The annual Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop brings together keepers, managers, field biologists, veterinarians, conservationists and experts from all over the world.

8/26/2019 to 8/28/2019
When: Monday, August 26, 2019
Where: Courtyard Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne
Fott Wayne, Indiana 
United States
Contact: Angie Selzer

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2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop
The 2019 workshop will be hosted by the beautifulFort Wayne Children's Zooin Fort Wayne, Indiana.  

SSP Meetings (Closed): Sunday, August 25, 2019
Workshop: Monday, August 26-Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Post Trip: Thursday, August 29, 2019

Phase I of registration is nowOPEN.  This phase is reserved for those working in an AZA zoo, participating in the SSP or those working directly with orangutans in human care early access to the workshop. Please Register Here.

Phase II will begin May 26th, 2019 and is open to all other interested parties.

Late Registration will begin July 7th, 2019
Keynote Speaker

Matt Nowak 

Matthew Nowak is a biological anthropologist and a conservation biologist who has been studying wild ape populations in Southeast Asia for over ten years, and has worked with both large and small ape species in the region.  Matt has several years experience studying wild gibbons, siamangs and orangutans, and forest productivity in the rugged terrain of the Batang Toru forests in North Sumatra.

He is currently employed by the Swiss-based NGO, PanEco Foundation, which along with its local Indonesian partner Yaysan Ekosistem Lestari (YEL), work together to implement the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

His current focus within the SOCP is to help monitor and protect the last remaining populations of Sumatran and Tapanuli orangutans in the world. He is responsible for supervising research on wild orangutans at three field research stations, large scale orangutan surveys and general biodiversity research in the region.

Rough Workshop Schedule

Many people expressed an interest to know a general breakdown of the workshop schedule ahead of time for planning purposes. Here you go!

Sunday, August 25, 2019
               * Steering Committee Meetings
               * Ice Breaker evening

Monday, August 26, 2019
               * Presentations 
               * Free evening

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
               * Presentations AM/PM
               * Keynote late afternoon
               * Banquet/Silent Auction at Zoo in evening

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
               * Presentations AM
               * Zoo Day 

Thursday, August 29, 2019
               * Post Trip to Toledo Zoo (1.5hr drive)

Quick and easy breakfast options as well as all lunches and snack breaks will be included each day.

Hotel Reservations
Courtyard Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne
1150 South Harrison Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802, US

We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event ($119/night/room). Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

The group cutoff date is July 26, 2019. All reservations must be made by this date.Guests may also call 260-490-3629, option 1, to book over the phone.
We do have a shuttle available from 7:30 AM to 9:30 PM. If guests would like to request a shuttle they will want to contact the front desk directly at 260-490-3629, option 3, to reserve their time directly.

Call for Papers

We are currently accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop.  We hope to have a wide variety of topics including husbandry, medical, and training along with a highlighted theme regarding the discovery of the Tapanuli species of orangutan. 

Please fill out theAbstract Submission Formand send it  

Abstract Submission deadline is March 1, 2019
All Authors will be notified by April 1, 2019


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