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Orangutan Foundation News

  1. Nov 19, 2017Watch interview with Orangutan Foundation Director, Ashley Leiman OBE in ahamag.co.uk
  2. Aug 29, 2017Severely Malnourished Male Orangutan Rescued from Fragment of Forest in Indonesian Borneo
  3. Aug 18, 2017Orangutan Foundation on alert for forest fires
  4. Jul 30, 2017Vote for orangutans
  5. Jul 17, 2017Bornean Orangutans in Rapid Decline Despite Conservation Efforts
  6. Jun 1, 2017Rainforest: Live!
  7. May 18, 2017Discover Wildlife BBC Wildlife Magazine - The Orangutan's World
  8. May 9, 2017The Guardian - The Orangutan's World - in Pictures
  9. Mar 15, 2017The Orangutan’s World: A photographic celebration of Bornean Wildlife
  10. Feb 9, 2017Orangutan, Aan to Remain Permanently Blind Despite Expert’s Best Efforts to Restore Sight
  11. Feb 9, 2017Orangutan, Aan to Remain Permanently Blind Despite Expert’s Best Efforts to Restore Sight
  12. Feb 4, 2017Blind Orangutan Has Op To Restore Sight After Being Shot 104 Times
  13. Feb 3, 2017Cautious Optimism for Blind Orangutan
  14. Jan 26, 2017Great Orangutan Bake Off 2016 Winners
  15. Dec 1, 2016Orangutan Awareness Week 2016
  16. Nov 29, 2016The Big Give - THANK YOU
  17. Nov 28, 2016Second Chance For Blind Orangutan
  18. Nov 1, 2016Successful Orangutan Release
  19. Jul 19, 2016BORNEAN ORANGUTANS NOW CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
  20. May 27, 2016VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME 2016
  21. Apr 19, 2016PATRICK ARYEE: A NEW PATRON FOR ORANGUTANS
  22. Apr 19, 2016LAMANDAU TO BE FEATURED ON NEW WILDLIFE SERIES WITH SKY1
  23. Mar 21, 2016WINNERS ANNOUNCED FROM CHILDREN’S WRITING COMPETITION WITH NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS
  24. Feb 8, 2016ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
  25. Nov 23, 2015Orangutan Foundation's 25th Anniversary Promotional Film
  26. Jul 2, 2015STOP - FIRE!
  27. Jun 19, 2015Conservation organisations around the world bring incredible rainforest life straight to your home.
  28. Mar 13, 2015Foundation Deeply Saddened by the Death of Trustee, Sir Terry Pratchett.
  29. Feb 22, 2015Our Work Into The Future
  30. Feb 4, 2015Rocky and Okto
  31. Jan 12, 2015Exciting start to the New Year!
  32. Dec 7, 2014A welcome end to the dry season
  33. Oct 29, 2014Director Ashley visits Reintroduction Camps (Low level of Lamandau River)
  34. Oct 23, 2014Ashley Leiman Orangutan Foundation UK, Visits Release Camps and Releases Male Orangutan Rescued From Oil Palm - Two Videos
  35. Oct 13, 2014Nick on his Travels! Climate Change March on the 21st of September 2014
  36. Aug 17, 2014Great times ahead: this November be #OuAware14
  37. Jul 17, 2014Exciting developments in Belantikan - biodiversity hotspot
  38. Jul 17, 2014London benches – find your favourite book and support the Foundation
  39. Jun 3, 2014Victim of Ignorance
  40. May 19, 2014And still more orangutans to be rescued...
  41. Apr 28, 2014To the memory of Mark Shand...
  42. Mar 11, 2014The Orangutans of Spring 2014
  43. Mar 2, 2014Presentation of past and future to the Anglo Indonesian Society
  44. Jan 26, 2014Happy New Year from the Orangutan Foundation!
  45. Nov 20, 2013Exciting news as six babies born to reintroduced orangutans in six months
  46. Oct 18, 2013Individuals from injured and homeless to healthy and free in the wild!
  47. Jul 2, 2013First images of newborn orangutans in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Borneo
  48. Jun 19, 2013Mitigation of Human-Orangutan Conflicts in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo
  49. Jun 2, 2013Reducing human - orangutan conflicts
  50. May 14, 2013Body Shop Foundation Sumatra Trek raises over £40,000 for orangutans!
  51. May 12, 2013More Orangutans Rescued From Oil Palm Plantations
  52. Apr 2, 2013The Body Shop Foundation Goes Ape at the Plight of Orangutans
  53. Feb 5, 2013New Enclosure For Blind Orangutan, Aan.

Events

  1. Animal Aid Christmas Fayre - Sunday 3rd December 2017
  2. Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017. Your donation to Orangutan Foundation will be doubled. - Tuesday 28th November to Tuesday 5th December 2017
  3. Steppes Travel Indonesian Borneo Group Tour - Orangutan Conservation - 3rd – 12th June 2018 (Full) & 14th – 23rd October 2018
  4. Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme - 23rd – 13th August 2018
  5. Ian Wood Bornean Orangutan Photography Tours - 22nd – 30th October 2018 & 7th – 15th November 2018
  6. Children’s Poster Competition – Theme: The Orangutan’s World - Deadline for entries: 31st January 2018

Press Releases

  1. Nov 9, 2017A Voluntourism Trip With a Difference
  2. Nov 9, 2017New Great Ape Species Described: the Tapanuli Orangutan
  3. Oct 11, 2017From Small Cage Back to Forest Freedom
  4. Nov 28, 2016OP HOPE FOR ORANGUTAN BLINDED IN AIR RIFLE ATTACK
  5. Mar 21, 2016Meet the winners of our Children’s Writing Competition!
  6. Nov 7, 2015Landmark Agreement Increases Critical Forest Habitat for Orangutan Conservation
  7. Oct 14, 2015ORANGUTAN FOUNDATION'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
  8. Jul 22, 2015The Orangutan Foundation is proud to launch the 'Sir Terry Pratchett "Oook" Award for the Conservation of Orangutans and their Habitat'
  9. Jul 15, 2015Orangutan trader gets 2 years in prison and IDR 10 million fine in Medan, North Sumatra
  10. Jun 25, 2015Helen Doron Announces Winners of the “Hello My World!” Campaign
  11. May 13, 2015The Orangutan Foundation is pleased to support the ‘The Helen Doron Educational Group’ with the “Hello My World!” Campaign
  12. Dec 15, 2014Wildlife groups hail new EU legislation as a boost for responsible palm oil production.
  13. Mar 26, 2013Terry Pratchett Facing Extinction BBC2 9pm Wednesday 27 March 2013
  14. Nov 5, 2012Bornean Orangutan With 104 Air Gun Pellet Wounds Recovering Well From Three-Hour Operation

Orangutan Foundation in the News

A selection of just some of the recent highlights of the Orangutan Foundation in the media...

  1. Mar 20, 2013Terry Pratchett Facing Extinction (BBC Radio Times)
  2. Mar 19, 2013Trekking for orangutans, forests and people
  3. Nov 6, 2012Bornean orangutan rescued with 104 air gun pellet wounds – in pictures (The Guardian Online)
  4. Nov 5, 2012Back from the brink of death: Aan the orangutan proves she's still got that swing after being shot
  5. Nov 5, 2012Aan the orangutan recovering after being shot 100 times with airgun
  6. Oct 27, 2012Orangutan named Aan, shot more than 100 times on Indonesian isle of Borneo, makes remarkable recovery

Related News

Other orangutan and conservation related articles currently in the news...

  1. Nov 12, 2014Book ‘Tales from Gombe’, by renowned photographers Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers.
  2. Sep 17, 2014Just released – Deforestation by Borneo Futures
  3. Sep 17, 2014International Day of Action: #SaveLeuserEcosystem
  4. Sep 9, 2014VIDEO: Deforestation - The Dark Side of Borneo
  5. Jul 21, 2014Indonesia is Losing Primary Forest at a Staggering Rate
  6. Jun 1, 2014Conservationists to use facebook and twitter to give 24-hour window into wildlife of remote rainforests
  7. Apr 6, 2014Please support the petition to cancel Aceh's illegal spatial plan
  8. Mar 11, 2014Pressure Mounts on Procter & Gamble as Mars Agrees to Protect Rainforests
  9. Jan 22, 2014One of the “World’s Most Irreplaceable Protected Areas” Under Threat as Aceh Parliament Passes Controversial Spatial Plan
  10. Jan 9, 2014Aceh Court Orders Palm Oil Firm to Pay for Environmental Damage
  11. Dec 13, 2013The Leuser Ecosystem - World Heritage Protection, or destroyed forever?!
  12. Nov 11, 2013HSBC bankrolls deforestation, pushing orangutans to brink
  13. Jun 21, 2013Indonesia blames eight firms for fires affecting region
  14. May 8, 2013Please sign this petition to save 1.2 million hectares of Sumatran forest, habitat of orangutans, elephants, tigers and rhinos
  15. Apr 8, 2013Conservationists urge RSPO member to cease rainforest destruction after starving orangutans rescued from concession
  16. Feb 2, 2013Find Out More About the Situation in Tripa

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