Welcome to 2015

On balance 2014 was a good year for the Orangutans in our care. We released 162 Orangutans but still have over 700 in our care. We are still receiving new arrivals, all with their own tragic stories. Our team continues to care for them and give them the very best opportunities possible.

2014 also brought its challenges. Post release monitoring is a very difficult task and we have had our work cut out for us keeping in constant contact with all the Orangutans we have released. More on this here . In addition we  had a suspected viral outbreak at one of our care centres. Luckily we have many dedicated support networks around the world that are helping us solve these issues. Once again a huge thanks for your support.

We have a new release programme for 2015 in planning now and will post details here as soon as they are finalised.
Without your assistance and interest the Orangutans would be helpless victims to the  ongoing threats to their survival and welfare.
With thanks, Tony Gilding, BOS Australia President

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Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction mean hundreds of orangutans need to be cared for every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’, teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild.


Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia to help bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink and on a path to freedom.

You can also SMS RURU to 0467 000 273 to donate $5


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Recent News

Message from BOS Foundation

December 2014
Over the past six months or so our teams have been busy evaluating our orangutans’ progress, carrying capacity, conditions at our release sites and future planning for our reintroduction programs in both Central and East Kalimantan. Read Article »

Orangutan's horrific death underscores need for brands to use certified palm oil

12 December 2014
The world's largest orangutan rescue organization, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) reported the horrific killing of a female orangutan this month. She was found in a palm oil plantation that belonged to a subsidiary of the Makin Group of Indonesia. Read Article »

Palm oil continues to destroy Indonesia's wildlife

12 November 2014
How do the products we buy affect the world’s rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities. Read Article »

Project Orangutan - The Exhibition

November 2014-December 2014
Project Orang-utan – The Exhibition (at Berrima and Sydney), by Jessica Warwick, is a Fundraising Art Exhibition featuring artists from Australia wide with the intention to raise awareness and to raise much needed funding for the International Animal Rescue Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre in Ketapang, Indonesian Borneo.
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Orangutan Awareness Day

November 2014
Orangutan Awareness Day, Saturday 15th November
Shannon Reserve Surry Hills: 10.30am - 4.00pm.
Come and say hello to Lou Grossfeldt, BOS Vice President.

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An interview with Lone Drøscher Nielsen and excerpts from her talks in Australia March 2014.

A message from Lone to her Australian supporters:
"Thank you all in Australia for your dedication and zest for the cause and also for your wonderfully executed fundraising tour. It was a pleasure meeting you all and I hope we might be able to repeat this again sometime."

If you missed Lone's 2014 BOS Australia lecture tour, further media interview podcasts and video links can be found here.

For updates on the latest releases you can follow the Central Kalimantan Release Blog and the East Kalimantan Release Blog . These are updated regularly directly from Indonesia and the team on the ground.

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