Announcement of Annual General Meeting
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia AGM is scheduled for Monday 25th October at 7pm (AEST) via Zoom. Further details will be sent directly to members by the end of September.
Is there a keen member out there looking to volunteer their time for the orangutans on our committee? Nominations are now open for the BOS Australia Committee Members. Committee meetings are usually held either in person or by conference call every four weeks. Time commitment outside of meetings varies according to role. A nomination form can be found here with further details here. Nominations must be submitted by Friday 24th of September 2021.
We are also inviting supporters of BOS Australia to become members of this great organisation. Members can attend the AGM and participate in voting. By becoming a member, you are helping to define the direction of BOSA and our work to save orangutans. Single and family memberships are available here.
Our vision is a world where orangutans are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans.
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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.
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