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
Yesterday, on the 19th of August, we painted our social media red. And we had a blast. The global webinar to celebrate our red cousins was a full success. The whole BOS partner network was in... View Article
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
We would love to celebrate International Orangutan Day with you on August the 19th and invite you to join us for our free Global Webinar! We already have a lot of interviews and videos locked it with... View Article
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
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
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
We are now in the fourth month since we closed both our rehabilitation centres in Borneo to visitors, due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Over this time, we have remained committed to providing the best care... View Article
DONATE NOW COVID-19 poses a very real threat to the orangutans in our sanctuaries but we are dedicated to continuing the fight. Our friends at EthicalJobs.com.au are going to help us by matching your gift! Due... View Article
We are currently facing a crisis like no other and during this very trying time our thoughts and condolences go to those that have been affected by the virus. While it feels like there is only time... View Article
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
Recently, Indonesia declared a state of emergency. On the island of Sumatra and in the province of Kalimantan, Borneo, firefighters are working tirelessly to keep the forest fires back. So far, the devastation is not as... View Article
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
Our Post-Release Monitoring (PRM) team was recently conducting a routine patrol in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park, Central Kalimantan, when a strong signal was detected from Janu, a 9-year-old male released in February 2017.... View Article
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
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation will release at least six orangutans into the wild on April 22.
Make your Orangutan Awareness Day a success ‘Orange day’ Everyone must have something orange. Wear orange wigs, orange ribbons in your hair, orange socks – the list is endless. Everyone brings something orange to eat –... View Article
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
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.
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.
The uncertainty is finally over for three homeless orangutans which had been thrown into a limbo of bureaucratic delay and become the centre of an international controversy.
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.
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!!
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.
YOU MADE IT!
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
17th May 2010
Today, the world’s biggest food and beverage company, Nestle, announced it would stop using products from rainforest destruction.
Click here to order “Every year, there is one outstanding documentary that you cannot miss, that people will talk about because of its significance to the planet’s future. This coming year, The Burning Season is that... View Article
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
2 December 2009
Environmentalists claimed a small victory on Thursday after Indonesia ordered one of the country's biggest pulp and paper companies to halt forest clearing in the Kampar Peninsula.
2 November 2009
Irma Hermawati, who works for a nonprofit, seeks to stem a lucrative trade in rare animals, including orangutans and the Sumatran tiger, that is evident in teeming Indonesian markets.