Orangutan Foundation

Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, Borneo

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Bornean Orangutan

The Orangutan Foundation is the world’s foremost orangutan conservation organisation. They are saving Asia’s endangered great ape by protecting their tropical forest habitat, working with local communities and promoting research and education.

Donations go towards the vet’s annual salary. It will also help support the costs associated with trans-locations such as, transport fuel, medication and food.

Action For The Wild has recently approved funding of £7000 to support the work of the Orangutan Foundation. This money will finance the annual salary of a veterinarian who is responsible for the health and wellbeing of the orangutans in their care and the surrounding forest. The money will also contribute towards the cost of orangutan monitoring in the forest. Furthermore, this funding will equip a new clinic which is essential for wildlife rescues and translocations.

The Orangutan Foundation, founded in 1990, work to protect the orangutan’s tropical forest habitat, support local communities, who are as dependent on the forest as the orangutans, and promote research and education. Beyond the protection of orangutan, the Orangutan Foundation recognises that orangutans play an essential role in their habitat, which is unique in its rich biodiversity.

The Orangutan Foundation’s Lamandau Wildlife Reserve in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, is protected by nine manned guard posts, strategically located at important waterways, enabling the team to report any illegal activity. The Foundation also operates five orangutan post-release monitoring camps where field teams care for orphaned orangutans within the soft-release reintroduction programme and continue to monitor orangutans post-release.
This project will use funding to continue with the Veterinary Care Programme and improve the services for the future. The funds will contribute towards the salary cost of the Orangutan Foundation’s Indonesian veterinarian, which the foundation currently fund, along with vital equipment to aid in the translocation of orangutans.



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