Science and Research
BOS Canada supports non-invasive scientific research on orangutans, and some of the recent projects we've been involved with have been covered by the media and have been published in scientific journals.
Orangutan water innovations (March 2010)
Orangutan Pantomime (August 2010)
Davies, C. (2008). Great apes face threat from germs carried by eco-tourists. The Observer, Feb. 3.
Scientific Publications (in English)
Adams, L. (2005). Social learning opportunities in orangutans. MA thesis, Psychology, York University,
Kuznik, S. (1997). How to be an orangutan. International Wildlife, January/February. - "Biologists in Southeast Asia are attempting to school captive apes in the fine art of life in the wild."
Leiman, A. & Ghaffar, N. (1996). Use, Misuse, and Abuse of the Orang-utan. In V. Taylor and N. Dunstone (eds.) The Exploitation of Mammal Populations.
Robertson, J.C. (2003). Temperament assessment in rehabilitant orangutans. MA thesis, Psychology, York Univ. Canada.
Russon, A. & Andrews, K. (2010). Orangutan Pantomime: Elaborating the Message
Russon AE, Wich SA, Ancrenaz M, Kanamori T, Knott CD, Kuze N, Morrogh-Bernard HC, Pratje P, Ramlee H, Rodman P, Sawang A, Sidiyasa, S, Singleton I & van Schaik CP. (2009). Geographic variation in orangutan diets. In SA Wich, SS Utami, T Mitra Setia & CP van Schaik (ed.). Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation, pp. 135-156. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Russon AE, van Schaik CP, Kuncoro P, Ferisa A, Handayani DP, van Noordwijk MA (2009). Innovation and intelligence in orangutans. In SA Wich, SS Utami, T Mitra Setia & CP van Schaik (ed.). Orangutans: Geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation, pp. 279-298. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Russon, A. E., Handayani, P., Kuncoro, P. & Ferisa, A. (2007). Orangutan leaf-carrying for nest building: Unravelling cultural processes. Animal Cognition, 10(2), 189-202.
Russon, A. E. (2006). Acquisition of complex foraging skills in juvenile and adolescent orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus): Developmental pacing and shaping. Aquatic Mammals, 32(4), 500-510.
Russon, A. E. (2004). Evolutionary reconstructions of great ape intelligence. In A. E. Russon & D. R. Begun (ed.), The Evolution of Great Ape Intelligence, pp. 1-14. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Russon, A. E. (2004). Great ape cognitive systems. In A. E. Russon & D. R. Begun (ed.), The Evolution of Great Ape Intelligence, pp. 76-100. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Russon, A. E. & Begun, D. R. (2004). The evolutionary origins of great ape intelligence. In A. E. Russon & D. R. Begun (ed.), The Evolution of Great Ape Intelligence, pp. 353-368. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pdf
Russon, A. E. Return of the native: Forest cognition in rehabilitant orangutans. Paper presented at the XVIIth Congress of International Primatological Society, Antananarivo, Madagascar, August 9-15, 1998.
Smith, Joshua (2009) Orangutan-human Interaction in Rehabilitation: Orangutan Contribution to Interaction and Conflict. MA Thesis, Psychology. York University, Toronto Canada.
Yeager, C., & Russon, A. (1998). Trial by fire. International Primatological Society Newsletter.
Scientific Papers (in Bahasa Indonesia)
Beck, B., Walkup, K., Rodrigues, M., Unwin, S., Travis, D. & Stoinski, T. 2007. (Penterjemah: Kuncoro, P.) Panduan Re-introduksi kera besar.
Now available free, all issues of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group newsletters and Primate Conservation, uploaded to the PSG website, available for download. Click here for free open access.
IUCN Primate Specialist Group documents (free, open access)
People & Wildlife. A communication forum for human-wildlife conflict issues providing: innovative approaches to solving conflicts, of information between field projects, and a network among experts, managers, institutions and the people affected. www.peopleandwildlife.org.uk, email@example.com.
The complete orangutan food list (2007).