Orangutan Foundation was founded in 1990 and has a unique and diverse approach to orangutan conservation. We support all orangutan species and our work is carried out by a team of dedicated Indonesian staff.
Our approach goes beyond that of purely protecting orangutans. It recognizes that orangutans are essential to their habitat, which is unique in its rich biodiversity and is crucial for local communities, who are as dependent on the forest as the orangutans.
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ASAP Species That We Work On
Bornean Orangutan Pongo pygmaeus
What We Do
Orangutan Foundation runs its own programmes in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. We work in collaboration with The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry. We place a strong emphasis on capacity building of key stakeholders who include local communities, local NGO’s, local business and regional government. With their inclusion comes conservation success and sustainability. Our main conservation programmes are:
- Habitat protection
- Forest restoration
- Orangutan rescue and release
- Scientific tropical forest research
- Education and sustainable livelihood initiatives
Where We Work
Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia Borneo.
We work in two protected areas, Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau Wildlife Reserve. We also focus our work on forests outside conservation areas in four districts in Central Kalimantan: Lamandau, Kotawaringin Barat, Seruyan and Sukamara.
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