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.
She determined to document the world of sanctuaries and animal refugee camps for those animals on the verge of extinction.
Annie Marie visited the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and returned with some beautiful if haunting images.
Get to meet some of the Nyaru Menteng orphans in this rollercoaster ride of emotions.
This superb DVD contains the first series of the hit BBC television documentary and is available from our shop now.
8 October 2009
Wednesday 30th September saw an historic moment in Australia’s fight for sustainable palm oil - a Palm Oil Stakeholder Meeting took place at Woolworths’ head office in Sydney.
Woolworths has reduced the use of palm oil in its Select range food products and has committed to working through the Homebrand range. However it admits to challenges in removing palm oil including performance attributes of alternatives, nutritional issues and increased costs.
It is now about to review its policy. Make sure Woolworths knows your opinion.
In Australia BOS is always looking for people with all sorts of skills to be involved in our committee work, fund raising activities, website maintenance, education, public relations and marketing. BOS is only as strong as... View Article
Volunteering in Borneo Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia has teamed up with ENRICH, an Australian volunteer program that focuses on animal welfare and enrichment. You now have the amazing opportunity to volunteer with orangutans and sun... View Article
Samboja Lodge Samboja Lodge is an eco-lodge located within Samboja Lestari and managed by BOS Foundation. Guests are able to stay at the Lodge and simply enjoy the forest or become involved as volunteers in conservation... View Article
Purchase of rainforest You can assist in the development of Samboja Lestari by making a symbolic purchase of rainforest. The cost to purchase 1 square metre is AU$10.00. From this sum of money the following costs... View Article
The Rehabilitation Process The method of reintroduction at Nyaru Menteng tries to imitate, as closely as possible, the life the orangutans would have had, were they still with their mothers in the forest. Quarantine All new... View Article
Rescue The team at Nyaru Menteng also operates a rescue service and has rescued over 300 wild orangutans. With the orangutan’s habitat being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations, orangutans have insufficient food and have no... View Article
Loss of habitat The most important risk factor for orangutans is the loss of habitat. Suitable orangutan habitat in Indonesia and Malaysia has declined by more than 80% in the last 20 years. It is estimated... View Article