In 2012-3 we are celebrating the release of many orangutans into the wild.
Updates and videos can be found on the Central Kalimantan Release Blog, the East Kalimantan Release Blog , on Facebook and our Youtube channel.
Story of Lou – April 2013
The story of the rescue of orangutan Lou and her progress at the BOS Foundation sanctuary. Video by Tony Gilding, features Louise Grossfeldt, BOS Australia Vice President and Baby Lou.
Lone Dröscher Nielsen – Presentation 2009
Lone speaks about the destruction of the orangutans’ habitat and the Nyaru Menteng rescue and rehabilitation centre at a Qi Global 2009 conference.
Enrichment Program – Nyaru Menteng
Siska – Orangutan Veterinarian
Nyaru Menteng – A glimmer of hope
Orangutans – Keep Holding On
Orangutan Fun at Nyaru Menteng
Nyaru Menteng – Ten Years On
WIllie Smits on TED.com
To watch Willie Smits telling the story of Samboja, click here
Green The Film
To watch Green, the story of an orangutan victim of deforestation and resource exploitation, click here.
Burning Season – Documentary film
When a young Australian realised how deforestation was killing orangutans in Indonesia he hit on a big idea. Could he save the rainforest and make a fortune at the same time? Winner of the IF best doco in 2008. View here. (available to Australian viewers only)
Foreign Correspondent – Borneo Orangutans
This ABC documentary from 2006 provides an excellent insight into the plight of the orangutan. Eric Campbell visits Nyaru Menteng and gets to see Forest School in action. BOS’s Lone Dröscher Nielsen explains the rehabilitation process that these often traumatised babies will undertake to allow them to return to the wild.
The documentary explains the threat that palm oil poses including the loss of habitat, illegal logging and killing or capture of orangutans. (Please not that some of this footage is at times distressing)
To view this documentary, click here and choose from the menu.