Fighting Fire, Saving Orangutans


The BOS Foundation is currently caring for more than 700 orangutans within our rescue centers, 3,000 wild orangutans and 180 reintroduced orangutans in natural habitat with the support of 400 highly devoted staff, as well experts in primatology, biodiversity, ecology, forest rehabilitation, agroforestry, community empowerment, education and orangutan healthcare.

Fire Outbreak in Samboja Lestari

Right now our team is fighting a severe fire outbreak in our rescue and rehabilitation center at Samboja
Lestari in East Kalimantan. Overnight 30 hectares of planted forest has been totally destroyed and the fire has moved close to our orangutan facilities. We need your supportto combat this fire and equip our teams to safely manage new outbreaks.

Without exception all BOS Foundation working areas both in East and Central Kalimantan are susceptible to serious fire threats. Equipment and training is urgently needed across all of our programs. Every dry season we face the threat of fire and dealing with it swiftly is critical. Regular patrols are undertaken, and increased significantly during dry months, to detect potential fire risks across the program areas.

More information can be found in the attachment below. Donations made via BOS Australia are tax deductible and 100% of all donations made to this appeal are transferred direct to BOS Foundation.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY, every dollar helps.

How Can You Help

There are lots of ways you can support orangutans and help ensure the survival of this precious ape.

Adopt an Orangutan

Adopt an Orangutan

Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. Habitat destruction results in hundreds of orphaned orangutans, who rely on our care every year. You can help by adopting one. Their dedicated ‘nannies’ teach them everything they need to know for when it’s time to release them back to the wild. You can follow their progress through Forest School.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

Please help the Orangutans in their struggle for survival. Your donation is important and goes directly to BOS Indonesia. By donating, you are helping bring this noble yet endangered species back from the brink of extinction and on a path to freedom - from rescue to rehabilitation and release.

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Visit Our Shop

Visit Our Shop

The perfect gift for any occasion! Choose from our selection of instant gifts that directly support our orangutans. You can buy a wheelbarrow, provide food for an orangutan for two months or lots more. You will receive a certificate, personalised with the name of your choice - perfect gift for you or a friend.

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