A sumatran orangutan in a tree

Ian Singleton

Dr Ian Singleton UK speaking tour


We are delighted to be hosting leading conservationist Dr Ian Singleton, Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) on a UK lecture tour in September.

Join us to hear Ian’s fascinating insights from almost 20 years working on the frontline of orangutan and forest protection in Sumatra with SOCP.

He will share his perspectives about why there is hope for Sumatran orangutans and their rainforest home, and what we can do to save the precious Leuser Ecosystem, the only place in the world where orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos co-exist under the same forest canopy.

Ian’s talks will be informative and inspirational, and illustrated by stunning photography and film.


  • Wednesday 20th September- Chester Zoo – email k.brankin@chesterzoo.org to book a ticket
  • Friday 22nd September – Oxford University Museum of Natural History – BUY TICKETS
  • Saturday 23rd September – Jim Cronin Memorial Fund Education Centre, Dorset – BUY TICKETS
  • Monday 25th September – Bristol University, Merchant Venturers Building – BUY TICKETS
  • Wednesday 27th September – Cambridge University, King’s College – BUY TICKETS
  • Thursday 28th September – University of Kent, Canterbury – BUY TICKETS
  • Monday 2nd October – Eden Project, Cornwall – BUY TICKETS


About Dr. Ian Singleton

Ian is Director of Conservation at PanEco Foundation and Director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme. He was formerly senior orangutan keeper at Jersey Zoo, and Animal keeper at Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. He studied at the University of Kent (PhD, Ecology; orangutan ranging behaviour, 1996 – 2000) and the University of Sunderland (BSc (hons), Environmental Science, 1984 – 1987).

Ian is kept busy working to confiscate illegal pet orangutans and return them to a life in the wild, in field research and monitoring of the remaining wild Sumatran orangutan population, and in efforts to protect their habitat.


Dr Ian Singleton UK speaking tour

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An adult sumatran orangutan

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