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.

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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.

485
Orangutans have been released
back to their home.
422
Orangutans are being cared for in
our sanctuaries.

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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A throwback to when precious, beautiful Alba received her name. She is the only known albino orangutan.

We rescued her in April 2017 and released her back into her rainforest home in December 2018.

#ThrowbackThursday #saveorangutans #bos
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9 hours ago

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She is beautiful and those beautiful blue eyes xx

Beautiful blue eyes! 👀

Beautiful Alba x

Maria E. Trumpy

Imagine seeing an orangutan in the wild for the first time!

Our newest Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team member Ubay recently experienced this breathtaking moment in the Kehje Sewen Forest in East Kalimantan when he spotted Agus.

That day, the 22-year old male orangutan wandered around a steep uphill climb stretching about 100 to 150 meters. Finally, our team could locate Agus from the traces of wild ginger he had left behind.

The impressive male, whom we released in 2013, appeared to be in good health, indicating that he is thriving in the forest.

​Way to go Ubay and Agus!
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Imagine seeing an orangutan in the wild for the first time!

Our newest Post Release Monitoring (PRM) team member Ubay recently experienced this breathtaking moment in the Kehje Sewen Forest in East Kalimantan when he spotted Agus. 

That day, the 22-year old male orangutan wandered around a steep uphill climb stretching about 100 to 150 meters. Finally, our team could locate Agus from the traces of wild ginger he had left behind. 

The impressive male, whom we released in 2013, appeared to be in good health, indicating that he is thriving in the forest.

​Way to go Ubay and Agus!

Comment on Facebook

What a handsome Boy!! Thanks for all your amazing work with orangutans 🙏

Magnifique roux et merci à vous <3

It’s AMAZING!!!

This breathtaking view of the Kehje Sewen Forest didn't come easy!😅

​Find out how our team members made it to this spot by following the link!👇

www.orangutans.com.au/news/long-trek-with-breathtaking-views/
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This breathtaking view of the Kehje Sewen Forest didnt come easy!😅 
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​Find out how our team members made it to this spot by following the link!👇  

 https://www.orangutans.com.au/news/long-trek-with-breathtaking-views/

Ready, Set, Go! Caption our photo of the week!

​Did you know that we use wheelbarrows as school buses?😃

You can donate one by following the link!

www.orangutans.com.au/instant-gifts/sponsor-a-wheelbarrow/
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4 days ago

Ready, Set, Go! Caption our photo of the week!
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​Did you know that we use wheelbarrows as school buses?😃 

You can donate one by following the link! 

 https://www.orangutans.com.au/instant-gifts/sponsor-a-wheelbarrow/

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Look, I'm pretty sure this suspension is shot and we just need to walk.

All aboard the magic wheelbarrow and let’s see what adventures we can have

The Forest School Express 🥰

The wheel on the bus go round and round Round and round, round and round The wheel on the bus go round and round All day long.

Modern can of orange worms

Just wait for the turbo to kick in

No fighting on the bus kids

OK, no high speed cornering.

Don't let the green guy get in control

Great eight! 😂 🤣 😂

❤❤❤

Mom where are you taking us.

Patrick C Hanlon

Freja Nygaard Lauridsen❤️

Lyn Gray

Forget Ocean's... how about Orangutan's Eight

Left hand turn Clyde

There were 5 in the red and the little one said...

A borrow load of Orangutan's

Weee are in hot puuurrrrsuit.

No P in the Pool !

ARE THEY NOT THE BEST BUBIES ON THE PLANET??

Simply the best

Pris Cilla, ik word Buschauffeur 😊

OK, you guys get out it’s our turn now. 😁☺️ I love these babies. 🦧♥️🦧❤️🦧💙🦧

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⚠️ NEW BOOK ALERT⚠️ : 'Amanka Stories: Saving The Last Apes'.

Lou Grossfeldt and Dave Blissett wrote this book to raise awareness of our ape family's plight and share the stories of the unsung heroes who are trying to help them.

A must-read! Order yours now via the link!👇

#saveorangutans #newbook #weekendread

melbournebooks.com.au/products/amanka-stories
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6 days ago

⚠️   NEW BOOK ALERT⚠️ : Amanka Stories: Saving The Last Apes.

Lou Grossfeldt and Dave Blissett wrote this book to raise awareness of our ape familys plight and share the stories of the unsung heroes who are trying to help them.

A must-read! Order yours now via the link!👇
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​#saveorangutans #newbook #weekendread 

 https://melbournebooks.com.au/products/amanka-stories

A throwback to when baby Monita had just arrived at our centre.

​She was scared of leaves, and our babysitters had to introduce her to them slowly.

All babies who arrive at our centres are orphans with traumatic experiences. But, thanks to our highly dedicated staff, they have a brighter future ahead.

#ThrowbackThursday #saveorangutans #OrangutanJungleSchool
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1 week ago

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My heart breaks for these precious babies that have been traumatized. Thank GOD for these compassionate and loving people, who are there to help them. Why does the world have so much evil and cruelty? I consciously have to remind myself there is still beauty and empathy as well. ❤️💔😢🙏

She is beautiful and well done for passing her 1st lesson on overcoming her fear of leaves x

I hope it's just for practise and that she doesn't have to sleep alone this precious baby 😕

Love Monita, not so little anymore great outcome for her sweet girl!❤️

that face peeking through so sweet.

Very interesting cute n sweet .

Jane Herrera Markland

Beautiful x

Orangutan > dog Richard Wareing

Adorable 🥰

Anna Pambaka

Maria Ali

Julia He 🥲💕

♥️

That sweet little face

❤️❤️❤️

Shannon Delaney…. 🥰🥰

My little baby angel, god save you😍🤗

Maria E. Trumpy

Arian Phillips we need one! 😩😩

sooooo süß will auch einen haben

She's precious 💖

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We have a video of our newly rescued baby boy Galaksi shortly after arriving at our rehabilitation centre.

Galaksi is one of the too many orangutan babies who lost their mums.

Two of the main reasons are deforestation and the irresponsible exploitation of forest ecosystems. They prompt wild orangutans to roam into human gardens and fields, searching for food, which causes the human-wildlife conflict.

Learn how you can support Galaksi and all the other orphans in our care by following the link.

#saveorangutans #OrangutanFreedom #OrangutanJungleSchool #endangered www.orangutans.com.au/how-you-can-help/
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1 week ago

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How could anyone hurt or abandon these beautiful babies.You just have to look into those big eyes to fall in love with them..🤎🤎🤎

Breaks my heart to see them losing their mothers 😭😭😭

Scott MacDonald is this sanctuary in Australia as well?

So grateful there are people out there helping these beautiful little beings xxxx

To many humans on this planet

Maria E. Trumpy

Poor baby thank goodness he was rescued by wonderful people now he stands a great chance

wish i can have it 🙁

Thank you for taking care of these precious animals. With your love and care, they will thrive.

Jacq Brown Joshua Brown I can’t - the little eyes 🥰

❤️❤️❤️❤️

So sad

Jane Herrera Markland

Andrea Loftis Aymond

Shirley O'Sullivan 🥰🥰

Sarah Shep

Oh so sad but thanking all the wonderful staff for the help and care they give ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Um anjinho, como podem judiar de uma criaturinha tão indefesa. Ainda bem que esse teve uma segunda chance.

🙏

Godbless all of you angels for helping these beautiful and amazing souls

Adorable!

Poor little love 😢

Awww😪

What a sweet little face 😍

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We know the Olympics are over - but what do you think of this performance?

Caption our photo of the week!😃
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2 weeks ago

We know the Olympics are over - but what do you think of this performance?
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Caption our photo of the week!😃

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The performance is absolutely superb. 😁 😘

Perfect score!!! 🥰🥰🥰

Too funny 🤩🤩

Watch me Mom!!

Yessssss, weekend 🐒

Gold medal 🥇 😂😂😂

Hello ladies.

I am stuck 😂

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