Fifteen orangutans thank you

Dr.Jamartin Sihite, CEO of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, (pictured) sees the impact of habitat destruction on the orangutans of Borneo every day.

He tells us "I also get to experience great joy when an orangutan is released back into the wild."

As orangutans grow older, it becomes more and more difficult for them to learn the skills required to survive in the wild. So it’s vital that we reintroduce individual orangutans as soon as they are ready to ensure they do not lose their forest skills.

Thank you to everyone who donated to our tax time appeal - we look forward to bringing you news of the next orangutan releases.
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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

Fifteen orangutans await your help

June 2015
Dr.Jamartin Sihite, CEO of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation appeals for BOS Australia to help raise $75,000 by the end of June so that we will be able to release another 15 orangutans back to the wild.
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Visit Samboja with Lou Grossfeldt

1 June 2015
Join our VP Lou Grossfeldt who will be in Borneo at the Samboja Lestari Lodge from 16th of July to the 6th of August working on the ongoing behavioural enrichment project for the non releasable Orangutans. Lou is Senior Primate Keeper at Taronga Zoo and has an extensive knowledge of Orangutans. Read Article »

BOS Foundation transforms part of Salat Island

23 May 2015
In trying to meet the goals specified in the Indonesian Orangutan Conservation Strategy and Action Plan (2007), the BOS Foundation with the support of the local community is trying to utilise a small part of Salat Nusa island located in the estuary of Kahayan River as an orangutan conservation area, as well as to protect environmental services rendered by this essential ecosystem. Read Article »

Visit BOS at MindBodySpirit Festival 2015

May 2015
Visit BOS Aus. at MindBodySpirit Festival 2015, Stand C23. Thurs 28th – Sunday 31st May 2015, Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd. Sydney Olympic Park. Volunteers required. 50% off tickets offer!
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Hope for the disappearing Borneo orangutans

Jacqui Sunderland-Groves is a primatologist and Senior Advisor at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Indonesia, and joins Ellen Fanning on RN Breakfast. Read Article »

The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) is a non-profit foundation supported by sister organisations around the world, of which BOS Australia is one. By supporting BOS Australia, you help us to:

· rescue, rehabilitate and release orangutans
· provide public awareness and educational programs
· protect existing rainforest habitat, and
· support and educate the people who depend on forests to earn their living.

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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