A future for orangutans, forests and people

The biggest threat facing orangutans is habitat loss. Saving this enigmatic species from extinction demands strategic action directed at safeguarding critical areas of habitat. Having worked in Indonesia for over two decades, the Orangutan Foundation has a wealth of experience, a deep understanding of the situation on the ground and its programmes are guided by sound scientific evidence.

The Orangutan Foundation gives priority to long-term programmes that combine conservation activities with community development. Many Indonesian people live close to areas of orangutan habitat and these people must be involved in any conservation strategy if it is to be successful long-term.

The Orangutan Foundation is safeguarding three areas of critical orangutan habitat in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo:

Areas where the Orangutan Foundation works in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo


Our work involves


Working Together

The Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Directorate General for Natural Resource and Ecosystem ConservationThe Orangutan Foundation is officially registered in Indonesia through the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs, and has MoUs that cover all of its activities with both the Ministry of Forestry/Directorate General for Forest Protection & Nature Conservation (Ditjen PHKA) and its regional representative, the Agency for Conservation of Natural Resources for Central Kalimantan (BKSDA). It is committed to working in co-operation and partnership with local district governments communities.

The Orangutan Foundation also supports the work of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, based in Medan, Sumatra.


Challenges for the Future

  • Ensure protected areas stay protected
  • Create new conservation areas to protect all critical wild orangutan populations
  • Help mitigate climate change by preventing deforestation
  • Secure long-term funding for valuable orangutan habitat



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