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Our Vision


Our vision is a world where orangutans are free from the threat of extinction and can live in the wild, unharmed by humans.

493
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back to their home.
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our sanctuaries.

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Dearest supporters,

It is with deepest sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the passing of our beloved president Tony Gilding. He passed away peacefully after a long illness, still working to save orangutans to the very end.

We will miss him more than words can express. Tony was not just our president but a good friend and mentor to all of us.

“We are truly saddened to lose our leader, BOS Australia President, Tony Gilding who passed away on Saturday after losing his courageous battle with cancer. Tony was a true visionary, conservationist and environmentalist, and his legacy will live on well into the future helping to preserve Orangutans and other at risk species and habitats. Tony’s tireless work throughout his career has created meaningful change and immeasurable protection for biodiversity within Australia and Indonesia. The team at BOS Australia will miss Tony’s indomitable spirit, passion and drive, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.” Kerin Welford, Vice President BOS Australia

As an environmentalist and a community hero, he volunteered countless hours over many years, helping protect endangered species and their habitats. His special love and care were devoted to orangutans, whom he called the ‘coolest animals on the planet’. His dedication to the species will have an impact not only now but for generations to come.

Tony ensured the protection, conservation and restoration of vast rainforest areas in Australia and overseas, and he inspired so many to do their part to better our world.

Some of the key achievements Tony was involved with during his career include volunteering as a Board Member of Rainforest Rescue, a Founding Member of the Great Ape Survival Project Australian Committee, the Co-Founder Deputy Chair of the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital, and the Founder of the Byron Hinterland Working Group. In addition, he ran his own iconic animal park, called ‘Macadamia Castle’.

The funds he raised during his almost 13-year tenure at BOS Australia to date have contributed to 493 orangutans being released into the wild, the running of two of the world’s largest orangutan rehabilitation centres and over 400,000 hectares of forest land being protected and restored.

As part of BOS Australia, Tony was instrumental in delivering significant revenue to the BOS Foundation from 2009 to 2021, totalling over three million Australian dollars. And it was thanks to his engagement that we secured Salat Nusa Island as a pristine pre-release site and orangutan conservation area on 655-hectares, safe from exploitation.

“Tony, thanks for everything you did for orangutans, we may forget what you said, but we will never forget how you made us feel. As a famous journalist once said, “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down” and you proved it. You were hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.” Dr. Jamartin Sihite, CEO BOS Foundation

Tony drove the trailblazing Samboja Lestari Solar Power Project, saving 150,000 kilograms of CO2 per year, along with significant infrastructure projects, including rainwater collection and a major road project. In honour of Tony’s tireless contribution to the project and to orangutan and rainforest conservation, the plaza in front of the solar power plant facility is named “Tony Gilding Solar Plaza”.

Thank you, Tony, for all you have done. We will carry your passion, larger than life personality and legacy in our hearts. And we will continue to do what you want us to do: save orangutans from extinction.

Your BOS Australia Team

The Problem


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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In the past 50 years, the Bornean orangutan population declined by 80%, mainly due to habitat loss.

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In the past 50 years, the Bornean orangutan population declined by 80%, mainly due to habitat loss.

Will you help us build new orangutan homes?🦧  

Have your gift matched today and plant twice the number of trees to reforest crucial orangutan habitat in our Mawas Conservation Area in Central Kalimantan. 

Follow the link and double your impact now!🙏
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​https://bit.ly/BOSATaxAppeal
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​#saveorangutans #savetherainforest

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What is the Borneo government doing about it?

I had the privilege many years ago to visit Sepilok Orangutan sanctuary and get up close with many orangutans. Hearing chainsaws in the distance was a chilling reminder of how endangered these creatures are. Something I will never forget.

This International Biological Diversity Day, we like to celebrate orangutans as a keystone species.

With every orangutan we release and every wild-born baby, we stabilize the population and, at the same time, help sustain the life of thousands of other species who rely on the presence of orangutans.

#SaveOrangutans #biodiversity

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This International Biological Diversity Day, we like to celebrate orangutans as a keystone species. 

With every orangutan we release and every wild-born baby, we stabilize the population and, at the same time, help sustain the life of thousands of other species who rely on the presence of orangutans. 

#saveorangutans #biodiversity

 https://orangutans.com.au

Please help us protect orangutans and all other endangered species in the wild before it's too late!🦧🙏

#SaveOrangutans #savewildlife #EndangeredSpeciesDay

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Please help us protect orangutans and all other endangered species in the wild before its too late!🦧🙏  

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While Jazzboy, Sebangau, Itang and Dius are on their way to freedom in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, we are working hard to plant new orangutan homes for the next generations of wild orangutans.🦧

Please give to our tax appeal today and plant twice as many food trees for orangutans with just one donation. Thanks to two generous donors, each gift will be matched up to $40,000!

What are you waiting for? Just follow the link!🙏

#saveorangutans #savetherainforest

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While Jazzboy, Sebangau, Itang and Dius are on their way to freedom in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, we are working hard to plant new orangutan homes for the next generations of wild orangutans.🦧  

Please give to our tax appeal today and plant twice as many food trees for orangutans with just one donation. Thanks to two generous donors, each gift will be matched up to $40,000!

What are you waiting for? Just follow the link!🙏
​
#saveorangutans #savetherainforest  

 https://bit.ly/BOSATaxAppeal?utm_content=sked_6286a04397e3db4cb2f34856&utm_medium=social&utm_name=sked&utm_source=facebook

⚠️HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: 4 orangutans are heading back to their wild home in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park!

They still have a long journey ahead of them before arriving deep in the forest, so please stay tuned for our next update!

The images show our vet team completing the last health checks and placing the briefly sedated release candidates into the transport boxes. Soon after, the journey to freedom begins.

GO, TEAM!👏

Do you have any uplifting comments for our release team?

​Find out all about the release candidates by following the link.

#OrangutanFreedom #saveorangutans

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⚠️HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: 4 orangutans are heading back to their wild home in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park!

They still have a long journey ahead of them before arriving deep in the forest, so please stay tuned for our next update!

The images show our vet team completing the last health checks and placing the briefly sedated release candidates into the transport boxes. Soon after, the journey to freedom begins.

GO, TEAM!👏 

Do you have any uplifting comments for our release team?
​
​Find out all about the release candidates by following the link. 

#OrangutanFreedom  #saveorangutans 

 https://www.orangutans.com.au/news/our-first-release-of-2022-meet-the-candidates/?utm_content=sked_62855f1cf684e36557630af1&utm_medium=social&utm_name=sked&utm_source=facebookImage attachment

It is happening again!⚠️

​We are about to embark on our first release of 2022, returning four more orangutans to their true home in the Bornean rainforest!🦧

Stay tuned! More information is coming soon!👈

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I can’t wait to see the release video. So very exciting. 🦧 ♥️🦧♥️🦧♥️🦧

They will have Tony 💗 out there watching over them.

They have such deep wise eyes

Another impact you made last year:

​Thank you for helping us protect over 460,000 hectares of rainforest!🙏👏

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Another impact you made last year:
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​Thank you for helping us protect over 460,000 hectares of rainforest!🙏👏
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​#saveorangutans #savetherainforest  

 https://orangutans.com.au?utm_content=sked_6282e316e171f219c1669474&utm_medium=social&utm_name=sked&utm_source=facebook

Don't miss this unique opportunity!⚠️

Follow the link and help us reforest vital orangutan habitat.🦧

​The best: With every donation, you plant twice the number of trees, thanks to two incredibly generous matching donors.

Build new orangutan homes for generations to come by supporting our tax appeal today!🙏

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Dont miss this unique opportunity!⚠️ 

Follow the link and help us reforest vital orangutan habitat.🦧 
​
​The best: With every donation, you plant twice the number of trees, thanks to two incredibly generous matching donors.

Build new orangutan homes for generations to come by supporting our tax appeal today!🙏  

 https://bit.ly/BOSATaxAppeal?utm_content=sked_628021316343f474e649cab9&utm_medium=social&utm_name=sked&utm_source=facebook

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Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia is that Ponti with her baby ? That looks like Ponti 😊.

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