Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

BOSF

"Racing Against the Clock: Saving Orangutans and Forests from Extinction"

The biggest threat to orangutan conservation is habitat loss which has led to the serious decline in the orangutan population across Borneo and Sumatra.

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Racing Against the Clock: Saving Orangutans and Forests from Extinction

The biggest threat to orangutan conservation is habitat loss which has led to the serious decline in the orangutan population across Borneo and Sumatra. If deforestation continues at the current rate, orangutans will ultimately become extinct. International Forest Day, which falls on March 21,is a timely reminder of the issues at hand regarding conservation of our forests and ecosystems, and the effects on the future survival of orangutans.

March 21, 2017
Rescue Mission a Success: 11 Orangutans Translocated from Mangkutub

At the end of February, a joint team from the Central Kalimantan BKSDA and the BOS Foundation embarked on an orangutan rescue mission to save a group of orangutans stranded along the banks of the Mangkutub River in Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan. This mission successfully translocated 11 orangutans to a safer area.

March 15, 2017
When Ajeng Met a Wild Male

Our team from Nles Mamse Camp in the Kehje Sewen Forest recently observed Ajeng, a female orangutan we released back in September 2015. The team spotted her resting in the top of a tree and quickly began to record her activities, when suddenly a male orangutan approached her. The team didn’t recognise the male, so came to the conclusion that he was a wild orangutan.

March 13, 2017

EMERGENCY RESCUE

We had translocated 11 orangutans who need rescuing urgently

About BOS Foundation

Established in 1991, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is an Indonesian non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of the Bornean orangutan and its habitat, in cooperation with local communities, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and international partner organizations.

The BOS Foundation is currently taking care of almost 750 orangutans with the support of 400 highly devoted staff, as well as experts in primatology, biodiversity, ecology, forest rehabilitation, agroforestry, community empowerment, education, and orangutan healthcare.

  • About Orangutans

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  • FAQ

    Frequently asked questions about orangutan

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BOS Foundation Programs

Nyaru Menteng

Central Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Program at Nyaru Menteng

Samboja Lestari

East Kalimantan Orangutan Reintroduction Program at Samboja Lestari

Mawas

Mawas
Conservation
Program

RHO

Orangutan
Habitat
Restoration

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