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The BOS Foundation story started in 1991 with the establishment of a rehabilitation centre in East Kalimantan in response to the many orangutans displaced due to the illegal pet trade. In the decades since, our role has grown immensely. Today, we work together with local populations, the Indonesian government, and the greater global community, to fight extinction and conserve orangutans and their habitats in sites all across Borneo – specifically the Indonesian provinces of Central and East Kalimantan.
On the island of Borneo, we are currently running the largest orangutan conservation program in the world.
In the over 30 years since our founding in 1991, we have helped to better the lives of over 1,000 orangutans through rescue, rehabilitation, release, translocation, and long-term care. Since 2012, we have released 497 orangutans in safe forested areas and have recorded 27 wild-born babies among them. We are also helping to protect or rehabilitate over 450,000 hectares of rainforest.
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We are externally audited. You can access current and past financial reports by clicking 'Reports' in our Resources Menu.
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