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Now Or Never Winning Awards

NOW OR NEVER WINNING AWARDS In the space of two weeks between 25 April and 9 May 2019, Now Or Never won a second and third award - Best Short Documentary at International Film Festival de Santa [...]

The Indonesian Voice of Now Or Never

THE INDONESIAN VOICE OF NOW OR NEVER The Indonesian narration for Now Or Never has been recorded by Indonesian YouTube Curator, Content Creator, and Entrepreneur Cindy Thefannie. Cindy wanted to get involved with Now Or Never as she has a desire [...]

The English Voice of Now Or Never

THE ENGLISH VOICE OF NOW OR NEVER “Now or Never is a well-crafted snapshot of the urgent and pressing issue of habitat loss, that not only pose a life-or-death challenge for the animals of the natural world, but also [...]

Expedition to Batang Toru

EXPEDITION TO BATANG TORU In search of the rarest great apes in the world. The Sumatran Orangutan Society (SOS) have published a behind the scenes blog post on the adventures the Now Or Never team experienced whilst filming in Batang Toru, as told [...]

Letter To The President

LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT On the 10th July 2018, 25 world leading scientists sent a hand-written letter to the President of Indonesia urging him to stop the development of the hydro power project threatening the survival of the rarest great [...]

NFTS Share The Thief

THE NFTS SHARE THE THIEF Shot on location whilst filming Now Or Never in Batang Toru. The NFTS have shared a short film called The Thief on their social media pages. The short film was produced by Matt Senior, director of Now Or [...]

The Tapanuli Twins

TAPANULI TWINS DISCOVERED In May 2018, conservationists Andayani Oerta G. and Ulil Amri Silitonga discovered a female orangutan with twins. Female orangutans usually only have one child at any one time, and they must wait 6 to 9 years before they can [...]

Why are Tapanuli Orangutans Unique?

WHY ARE TAPANULI ORANGUTANS UNIQUE? Only recently were the Tapanuli orangutans of Batang Toru discovered to be a new species, but what is it that makes them so unique? Research indicates that there was a genetic separation between Sumatran and Bornean [...]

Announcement of a New Species

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW SPECIES On 2 November 2017 it was announced, in the scientific journal Current Biology, that a team of scientists had discovered that the orangutan population living in the Batang Toru Forests in North Sumatra to be genetically distinct from [...]

The Avaaz Campaign

THE AVAAZ CAMPAIGN Avaaz have picked up a campaign to stop the new hydro power dam project threatening the survival of the Tapanuli Orangutans. The Tapanuli Orangutans were only identified by science in 2017, the newest great ape species in almost 100 years. But [...]

The Batang Toru Ecosystem

THE BATANG TORU ECOSYSTEM The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) are working hard everyday in the Tapanuli region of North Sumatra, and within the Batang Toru rainforest. On the SOCP website they give a detailed insight into why Batang Toru is [...]