Orangutan Foundation Mission Statement
The Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation. We are saving Asia's critically endangered great ape by protecting their tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education.
The approach of the Orangutan Foundation goes beyond that of purely protecting the orangutan. Critically it also includes a recognition that orangutan habitat is unique in its richness of biodiversity and crucial for local communities, who are as dependant on the forest as is the orangutan.
Conservation is more than protecting a species, it is about saving nature which includes us, 'the fifth ape'. The efforts of all of us to prevent global warming will be seen as a defining moment in history, for humanity's sake and for the health of the whole planet. Tropical forests can play a significant role in guarding against climate change.