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A Guardian of Lamandau Wildlife Reserve

A Guardian of Lamandau Wildlife Reserve


Become a Guardian of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve and actively protect:

  • 158,144 acres of tropical peat forest (one acre is the approximate size of a football pitch) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
  • 500 critically endangered orangutans - a number which continues to increase as more are rescued and released
  • thousands of threatened species including gibbons, pangolins, clouded leopards, sun bears and proboscis monkeys
  • 36.5 million tonnes of stored carbon

Become a Guardian of Lamandau Wildlife Reserve

HELP US to PROTECT this forest reserve and provide a future for orangutans, forests and people.

It costs £200,000 a year to protect the Reserve

You can help to protect this globally important forest ecosystem. A regular gift provides invaluable support to our crucial ongoing work in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve. Integral to this are our skilled staff, reliable equipment, and sound infrastructure.

The Orangutan Foundation’s 60 Indonesian staff work on the frontline of conservation. They guard and patrol the forests and rivers. They rescue and monitor the orangutans. They replant and nurture tree saplings to enhance this incredible habitat. They gain trust and support from local communities.

Without our staff the forests and the wildlife will disappear.


A Guardian of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve

Become a Guardian of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve and give a regular donation which helps to provide a secure future for orangutans, forests and people.

Donors who pledge £16.50 a month or a one-off donation of £200 for the year (the equivalent of 55p per day) will receive a welcome letter, an annual Guardian of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve email update and the biannual Orangutan Foundation newsletter, Red Ape.



‘The future of Bornean orangutans will very much depend on the long-term security of large, strictly-protected forests.’ 

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016.

Lamandau Map with Guard Posts and Camp (click to enlarge)

Lamandau Map with Guard Posts and Camp (click to enlarge)


25th Anniversary

Join us to celebrate the Orangutan Foundation’s 25th Anniversary...

What a wonderful way to start our next 25 years:

Increasing critical orangutan habitat by 8,000 hectares



Conservation Success – the area of the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve has been increased by 15%. To become a Guardian of this critical orangutan habitat please click here...


To mark our 25th Anniversary, we are now launching an ambitious challenge to secure the future of 8,000 hectares of prime, critical orangutan habitat adjacent to the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve. This area (larger than Guernsey in the Channel Islands) would increase the size of the reserve by 15 per cent, bringing the total extent of its protected habitat to 64,000 hectares.


Lamandau Wildlife Reserve

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Existing reserve (boundaries indicated by red lines)
Additional 8,000 hectares (indicated by pink cross-hatched inset)

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We need your support to make a long-term commitment to the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve by planning for the next 25 years. With your help, our vital conservation work can continue into the next quarter century.


Every donation will make a difference: both to orangutans and the tropical forest habitats that they need to survive.




Habitat Protection – the core of what we do

The Orangutan Foundation has always made habitat protection a priority and the use of guard posts and patrols in protecting Tanjung Puting National Park and the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, with their precious orangutan populations, has been extremely successful.

Our strategically located guard posts act as a visible deterrent to people trying to enter forests illegally, and as bases from which we can launch patrols and fire-fighting teams. They are an essential element in orangutan conservation; if the forests are not safe, neither are the orangutans.

By giving to this appeal you can be assured that you are literally helping to keep forests standing and orangutans in the wild.

To donate, click here.

Habitat Protection - the core of what we do






You can read more about this orangutan rescue on our blog!

The Foundation’s rescue teams need all the help they can get. Donate now to help orangutans like Narti to find a new home.


Orangutan Conservation

Find out how Orangutan Foundation is working towards a future for orangutans, forests and people.

Orangutan Tours

Adopt an Orangutan

Support the return of orangutans back on their slow journey back to the wild by adopting an orphan orangutan.

Adopt Wenda at Care For The Wild

Online Shop

Buy from a range of books, artwork, cards, toys and t-shirts to help support the Orangutan Foundation.

Olivia the Orangutan Cuddly Toy

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is the greatest gift you can give us as it provides a secure resource for our crucial work.

Leaving a lasting legacy