Since the formal establishment of Pongo Alliance in 2017, we have witnessed incredible achievements and ground-breaking progress in our collective efforts to create resilient landscapes for wildlife and human coexistence. We are immensely proud of the work we have accomplished together, especially when we consider that the idea for Pongo Alliance came from chats over coffee (and maybe stronger drinks!) between like-minded companies and NGOs. We have achieved amazing things, despite unprecedented challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic.
As we reflect on where we have come from, we believe it is essential to share an important announcement. After much consideration and evaluation, the PONGO Alliance Steering Committee has made the decision to conclude operations, and close down the formal organization which was registered in Malaysia, Pongo Alliance Sdn Bhd. This decision was reached based on a comprehensive assessment of our goals, resources, and the evolving landscape of conservation efforts. We want to assure you that this decision was not taken lightly. We recognize the significant impact and value that the PONGO Alliance has brought to the field of orangutan conservation and beyond. The alliance has served as a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and driving positive change in the oil palm sector. We are immensely proud of the legacy we leave behind.
Throughout our existence, we have strived to foster effective collaborations with diverse stakeholders, to address the challenges of wildlife conservation in agricultural landscapes. We have advanced scientific research, engaged stakeholders from various sectors, and implemented practical solutions to protect the critically endangered orangutan. Our collective efforts have transformed debates into conversations and paved the way for tighter collaboration across all sides. We have demonstrated that working together is essential to ensure the survival of orangutans and other wildlife species in the face of complex challenges.
While the PONGO Alliance ends its tenure, and will no longer operate as an entity, we firmly believe that the work started will continue to have a lasting impact. The resources, knowledge, and collaborative spirit fostered through the alliance provide a solid foundation for future endeavours. We encourage all stakeholders to carry forward the lessons learned and the principles of collaboration in their ongoing efforts to support orangutan conservation.
We extend our deepest gratitude to all who have supported our mission. Your commitment, dedication, and collaborative spirit have been instrumental in our work.
As we conclude this chapter, we invite you to explore the resources and knowledge we have amassed during our journey. These valuable assets will continue to serve as a guide and inspiration for the ongoing conservation efforts in agricultural landscapes.
Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey. Your continued support and dedication are vital in ensuring a future where wildlife and human activities coexist harmoniously.