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The Latest News section includes updates from our conservation projects, news of our fundraising activities and upcoming events, all the latest on the work of the Foundation and other conservation-related news articles.

Orangutan Foundation News

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

Events

  1. Clothes Swap Party for the Orangutan Foundation - Saturday 29 April, 2017 2-6pm
  2. Walk the distance, make a difference - 13th May 2017
  3. Bornean Orangutan Conservation Tour - 3rd to 13th June 2017
  4. Orangutan Foundation Volunteer Programme - 24th July to 14th August (3 weeks)
  5. Orangutan Photographic Tour led by expert Ian Wood - 22nd to 30th October 2017 and 7th to 15th November 2017
  6. Orangutan Foundation talk at Chester Zoo - 7 April, 2017

Press & Media and Media Coverage

  1. Nov 29, 2016Attempt to Restore Sight of Critically Endangered Orangutan
  2. Nov 29, 2016Orangutan Who Was Shot More Than 100 Times
  3. Nov 29, 2016British Vet Hopes To Restore Sight Of Blind Orangutan
  4. Nov 23, 2015Orangutan Foundation's 25th Anniversary Promotional Film

Press Releases

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