The future of the orangutan rests ultimately with the people of Indonesia and Malaysia. The Foundation encourages the development of environmentally friendly employment and income generating opportunities, to lessen the demands local people make on the forest. Foremost amongst these, is the generation of ecotourism opportunities using responsible partners like Steppes Discovery.
As a joint venture between the Orangutan Foundation and Steppes Discovery, the Foundation offers trips to Tanjung Puting National Park in Borneo, to see orangutans in their natural habitat. These trips offer real insight and privileged access to the work of the Foundation, as well as helping to stimulate non-timber related industries in the locality of the Park.