After weeks of nest-to-nest observations on five recently-released orangutans, our PRM team turned its focus back to the more senior inhabitants of the Kehje Sewen Forest. Orangutans like Indonesia, a female we reintroduced in December 2016, whose signal was recently... View Article
The word ‘orangutan’ comes from the Indonesian words orang, meaning ‘person’, and hutan, meaning ‘forest’; thus, ‘orangutan’ translates as ‘person of the forest’. These amazing great apes have more in common with humans than their name implies. Not only in... View Article
Monitoring released orangutans provides many interesting and challenging experiences for members of our PRM team. The team from Nles Mamse Camp in the Kehje Sewen Forest recently set off into the forest to observe mother-infant pair Signe... View Article
Our PRM team recently ventured into the dense Kehje Sewen Forest on a cold morning in search of Tiny, whom we last saw with Ajeng. The gloomy weather failed to discourage us from negotiating the challenging forest... View Article
22nd February 2018 You might remember the two female orangutans we recently rescued, Hati and Riana. Hati was rescued from a villager in Tumbang Sanamang, Katingan Hulu, Central Kalimantan, while Riana was rescued from a resident... View Article
On January 26, a joint team from BOS Foundation and Central Kalimantan BKSDA successfully rescued a 2.5-year-old orangutan weighing 3.3 kilograms, in Lapetan Village, Mantangai Sub-district, Kuala Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan. It was reported that the... View Article
Earlier today, Thursday, February 15, 2018, a team from BOSF Samboja Lestari retrieved an individual female orangutan aged around 5 years old from BKSDA East Kalimantan Office. The young orangutan we named Riana was confiscated from a Bontang resident who has been keeping her for 4 years.... View Article
Every day our post-release monitoring teams based in the forest work hard to observe and record behavioural data on the orangutans we have reintroduced. Last week, our team at Nles Mamse Camp prepared to head... View Article
Our PRM team from Nles Mamse Camp in the Kehje Sewen Forest recently set out before dawn to conduct nest-to-nest monitoring on Tiny, a young male orangutan we released in December. The team picked up... View Article
December 29, 2017 We are happy to report that the two female baby orangutans we rescued last weekend are gaining strength and recovering well. Alejandra was rescued on December 22, and came to our centre a... View Article
December 18, 2017 Releasing orangutans to their natural habitat follows a very long and intense rehabilitation process. Rehabilitated orangutans must have mastered many different wild skills before they can be considered for release. They must... View Article
A few days ago, our Post Release Monitoring team from Nles Mamse Camp in the Kehje Sewen Forest departed early in the morning to collect nest-to-nest data on released orangutans. Team members Rere, Siti, and Bagus set off... View Article
Trying to avoid palm oil in your shopping basket? We offer you a helping hand with our list of palm oil free products.
We want to keep the list growing so please let us know of any products you come across which are palm oil free.
And remember to keep an eye out for the Aware and Orange Power palm oil free laundry and cleaning products now available in supermarkets.
25 December 2011
Solaris Paper Pty Ltd, which supplies the Australian market with private label tissue products, is an Australian operated and managed affiliate of Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP), a brand umbrella for paper products manufactured by a number of mills in Indonesia. Things got nasty recently when its tussle with Greenpeace over sourcing of rainforest timber became public.
Sunday 25th April 2010
Dateline Current Affairs program on SBS TV ran a piece on the orang-utans in Borneo and the threat from palm oil plantations.
27 January 2011
Palm oil, usually produced from a species of palm tree originally from West Africa, has emerged over the past 30 years as one of the world’s most widely used—and controversial—crops. Palm oil goes into a range of products available in virtually every supermarket, pharmacy, and department store.
16 October 2008
The majestic forests are vanishing in smoke and sawdust, but there's still hope for the island's fabled biodiversity
18 December 2010
What makes orangutans special and why they are threatened. Part 1 of an interview with Michelle Desilets, Executive Director of the Orangutan Land Trust.
Indonesian Government and BOS Foundation to Repatriate Baby Orangutan from Kuwait
News - Palm Oil
Olbert Gets a Second Chance at Freedom
Our team spotted Elisa and Wardah recently enjoying their freedom in the wild.
BOS Foundation Rescues Albino Orangutan
Six More Orangutans Get Their Freedom in the Kehje Sewen Forest!
Do you have two weeks spare to make a difference to the lives of orangutans? Would you like to volunteer on a BOS Australia Enrichment program in Borneo?
Four Friends Embark on First Day of Forest School
BOS Foundation Deploys More Orangutans to Salat Pre-Release Island
April 11th 2017
6th April 2017
The Western focus on saving the endangered Borneo orang-utan from palm oil plantations overlooks the industry’s effect on indigenous communities and the climate change impact of the loss of peat forests.
The biggest threat to orangutan conservation is habitat loss which has led to the serious decline in the orangutan population across Borneo and Sumatra. If deforestation continues at the current rate, orangutans will ultimately become extinct.... View Article
At the end of February, a joint team from the Central Kalimantan BKSDA and the BOS Foundation embarked on an orangutan rescue mission to save a group of orangutans stranded along the banks of the Mangkutub... View Article
Our team from Nles Mamse Camp in the Kehje Sewen Forest recently observed Ajeng, a female orangutan we released back in September 2015. The team spotted her resting in the top of a tree and quickly... View Article
22 March 2017
At the end of February, a joint team from the Central Kalimantan BKSDA and the BOS Foundation embarked on an orangutan rescue mission to save a group of orangutans stranded along the banks of the Mangkutub River in Kapuas Regency, Central Kalimantan.
16 February 2017
The BOS Foundation strongly condemns the recent killing of an adult orangutan by 10 oil palm plantation workers in Kapuas, Central Kalimantan. This unfortunate event adds to the long list of conflicts between humans and orangutans within oil palm plantation areas.
10 November 2016
BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng’s goal of utilising the Salat Nusa islands as a new pre-release area for rehabilitated orangutans has finally been achieved, with last week’s release of 12 Forest School graduates for the first time to Badak Kecil Island, in Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan.
3 November 2016
Following a long process to secure the rights to utilize parts of Salat Island in Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation in collaboration with the local community have been granted permission to establish an orangutan conservation area on Salat Island