Who We Are and What We Do
Founded in 1990, Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation working actively across the entire range of the orangutan species. Our overall mission is to conserve the orangutan and the biodiversity of their habitat through the protection of the tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
We are a small organisation operating a diverse range of programmes that reflect the challenges involved with successfully conserving a highly threatened species and ecosystem. At the heart of our conservation strategy is the involvement of local communities who live close to areas of orangutan habitat. We have come to learn that through education, awareness and inclusion, our projects have greater success and sustainability.
The Foundation plays an active part in international networks to promote the conservation of orangutans and their habitats, and is on the Executive Committee of UNEP’s Great Apes Survival Project (GRASP).
The Orangutan Foundation is a UK registered charity (No 1095660), founded in 1990 by Ashley Leiman OBE and governed by its own board of trustees. The Orangutan Foundation has always been a separate and independent organisation from the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI).
For annual reports and accounts please visit the Orangutan Foundation’s webpage (http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/CharityWithPartB.aspx?RegisteredCharityNumber=1095660&SubsidiaryNumber=0) at the Charity Commission.
More information about us...
Board of Trustees
Orangutan Foundation Factsheet
Orangutan Foundation 20th Anniversary Newsletter
Orangutan Foundation Photo Gallery