Big rescue and release operations

underway by BOS Indonesia, led by Dr Jamartin Sihite

Loss of habitat and hunting continue to pose a major threat to the survival of orangutans in Indonesia. Just recently, a joint rescue team from Central Kalimantan BKSDA and BOS Foundation programs succeeded in rescuing and translocating wild orangutans to a safer forest area within the Mawas Conservation Area.

However, some of these orangutans were found badly injured or already dead.

This rescue and translocation mission is the second operation conducted by the BOS Foundation and Central Kalimantan BKSDA in the last 2 months. The same joint team launched a similar 10 day rescue mission (27 November to 7 December 2015) in the same area and managed to rescue and translocate 39 wild orangutans.

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to preserve the orangutans and their habitat.

Adopt an Orangutan

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 BOSA to 0467 000 273 to donate $25 (or any other amount)


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Recent News

Visit Samboja with Lou Grossfeldt

19th December 2015
Join our VP Lou Grossfeldt and Primate Keeper, Janet Lackey, who will both be in Borneo at the Samboja Lestari Lodge from 10th to the 24th of February 2016 working on the ongoing behavioural enrichment project for the non releasable Orangutans.
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Xmas Merchandise bundle - Dodo

December 2015
Grab a Family Christmas bundle pack to compliment your Dodo adoption. Gifts for all the family, at a special discount, which benefit the orangutans.
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BOSF inaugurates special care unit and releases 4 orangutans

1 December 2015
As 2015 draws to an end, the BOS Foundation inaugurates a new special care unit and releases 4 orangutans from Samboja Lestari to Kehje Sewen Forest Read Article »

Help us build a new baby house

29 Nov 2015
The recent forest fires and haze have left many young orangutans orphaned and we have already rescued 6 infants in the last few weeks bringing our baby group to 22 orangutans. Even more are expected to arrive and our current Baby House is too small and insufficient for our needs.
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Indonesian fires: forget the orangutans, is this the tipping point for climate change?

5 November 2015
The fires have driven the concentration of carbon in the atmosphere to levels not seen in two million years, experts say 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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