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There are numerous threats to the viability of the remaining wild orangutan population in Indonesia and Malaysia. The primary threat is the loss of habitat with up to 80% of suitable forest in Indonesia and Malaysia having been lost in the past 20 years. Other threats, which often go hand-in-hand with the destruction of the rainforest, are the illegal pet trade and poaching.
We have not one but two beautiful opportunities for you to support our cause this festive season and spread some cheer for our amazing red cousins. While we are celebrating each successful release, we must not... View Article
We are thrilled to report that we brought another twelve orangutans home. In mid-November, our parent organisation, the BOS Foundation, successfully conducted their 68th orangutan release as a monumental back-to-back airlifting operation. It was a long-planned... View Article
Michel Zwecker has been BOS Australia’s Philanthropy Manager for the past three years. He will soon be moving on, but before he leaves, we asked him to share some insights about his critical work. How vital... View Article
CANDIDATES FOR THE 42nd ORANGUTAN RELEASE FROM NYARU MENTENG The Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia (KLHK), the Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA) of Central Kalimantan, and the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS)... View Article
A release is the final stage of an often lengthy and challenging rehabilitation process. The culmination of this process is the return of orangutans to their forest homes, where they can naturally contribute to the ecosystem... View Article
Our Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team awoke to a sunny morning as they prepared to undertake a routine patrol in the forest. As usual, they departed from Camp Nles Mamse for the day’s expedition. Yunus and... View Article
Did you know that the Samboja Lestari Rehabilitation Centre has a special sun bear sanctuary? It currently houses 73 of the world’s smallest bears in a complex that replicates their natural habitat and allows them to... View Article
In 2013, a female orangutan named Cici missed her chance at true freedom when the BOS Foundation team had to postpone her release. Today, Cici is 24 years old and a resident of Kaja Island, where... View Article
Do you remember the orangutans we released into the Kehje Sewen Forest in May? Amongst them are Andreas, Riana, and Leann. Find out how they are doing in their new home in the forest. Andreas, Riana,... View Article