The Orangutan Foundation runs its own programmes in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo.

They work in collaboration with The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry and 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.

Habitat Protection & Reforestation

The protection of low-lying tropical forests, prime orangutan habitat, is crucial to this great ape’s survival. There are many other benefits too. It conserves thousands of unique and precious species. It preserves one of Earth’s most vital ecosystems.

The Orangutan Foundation actively protects over 500,000 acres of tropical forest, home to 5,000 critically endangered orangutans, in Tanjung Puting National Park and the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve with manned guard posts and forest patrols.

In the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve the Orangutan Foundation has a Forest Restoration Programme, where to date over 75,000 saplings have been planted out in areas that were damaged by fires. As the forest regenerates, so will the natural ecosystem.