Hey, you stole my nest!

If you have watched Orangutan Jungle School on STAN, you are familiar with the funny, exciting and heartbreaking stories that happen to our little students while in class. Our dedicated babysitters can tell so many stories... View Article

The Island Bunch

We have great news from pre-release island #8 at our Samboja Lestari rehabilitation centre in East Kalimantan. Not long ago, vets and technicians decided to transfer six additional orangutans to the three hectares large sanctuary. With... View Article

Pongo Award for BOS Foundation

We are proud to announce that our mother organization, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, and their CEO Jamartin Sihite have received a ‘2020 Pongo Environmental Award’ from the Orangutan Republik Foundation. Every year, the awards recognize... View Article

Feast Like An Orangutan!

The Kehje Sewen Forest, our release site in East Kalimantan, is a secondary forest rich in natural resources, including many different foods for our released orangutans. Their typical diet includes a variety of fruits and leaves,... View Article

Best buddies make big progress

Orangutans and humans are eerily similar. They share 97 per cent of the same DNA, have unique fingerprints, rely on multi-colour and binocular vision, are pregnant for nine months, curious, playful – and form close social... View Article

An Update on Alba

Alba, the Albino Orangutan thrives in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park. Central Kalimantan, 28 February 2020 Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation recently released three more rehabilitated Bornean orangutans. Immediately following their release, the three orangutans were... View Article

6 more orangutans released back to the wild!

The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation, in cooperation with the East Kalimantan BKSDA, has successfully released another six orangutans from the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and into the Kehje Sewen Forest. These orangutans were freed... View Article

ABSOLUT aMBUSH Street Art Charity Collaboration

Street artist Vexta is one of four artists who have designed a bottle for ABSOLUT. 
All proceeds of the sale of Vexta's creatively designed bottle go directly to BOS Australia.

To grab a piece of original street art and help the orangutans bid in the charity auction. Auction ends at 9am Febraury 25th.

The bottles are on display at the Opera Bar, Sydney.   Thanks Vexta

Fundraising Ideas

Orang-U-Friends fundraising ideas It doesn’t have to be expensive to be an Orang-U-Friendbut it must be lots of fun!! Here are some ideas to help raise funds for orangutans by being an Orang-U-Friend for as little... View Article

Quarantine enclosures: Last stop on the road to release

The building of the quarantine enclosures to facilitate the release of orangutans from Nyaru Menteng is a crucial requirement in the orangutan release program, as once the final selection is made of the first 24 individuals to be released, it will be necessary to immediately isolate them from the other orangutans in the program.

With negotiations underway on the land agreement, construction of the enclosures will mark a final and vital preparation stage and determine the timetable for release. BOS Australia has committed to funding a block of ten enclosures at a cost of $150,000.

Please help us return the orangutans to the forest and support this project. To donate click here.

The fine print on forest protection

19 November 2010
As scientists who study tropical forest ecosystems, we would like to commend the Indonesian government for its commitment to tackling deforestation and Norway for the support it is providing to help Indonesia achieve this.

BOS Treasurer

BOS Australia invites applications for the position of voluntary Treasurer to work alongside our Bookkeeper and Administrator to manage the finances of BOSA

This is a committee position and the successful applicant would be appointed as acting treasurer then have their position on the committee confirmed at the AGM.

This is an unpaid position which requires approx 5 hours per week. The successful applicant would work from home. It is expected that most work would be done on the phone and by email.

BOS Secretary

Currently, BOSA seeks a highly motivated, organised, and energetic individual to perform the role of Secretary on its management Committee.

Voluntary position - approx. 5hrs per week.

0 TO 65 IN 65 DAYS


0 TO 65 IN 65 DAYS!!

What does that mean? 

Find out – it’s a REALLY important step for the orangutans and the biggest challenge we’ve taken on so far.

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This week the funds raised in our 0 to 65 promotion crossed the goal line of $65,000 ($65,185 to be precise)!    


Thank you so much again to everyone who has made this possible.  It has been a real team effort and shows what great supporters the orangutans have at BOS Australia! 

BOS Fundraising Team, August 2010

The Burning Season DVD

This award winning documentary is now available on DVD.

Every year, deliberately lit fires rage across Indonesia.  They destroy pristine rainforest, endanger orang-utans and contribute to climate change.  A young carbon trading entrepreneur goes in search of a solution.

Recognising our Orangutan Champions

Recognising our Orangutan Champions BOS Australia wishes to thank all their supporters who through their actions are helping in our fight to save the orangutans. A special thanks to the following people and organisations: Our most... View Article