Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) operates the largest orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centres in the world. Currently caring for 650 orangutans who have been orphaned or displaced due to habitat destruction and hunting on the island of Borneo, Indonesia, our work focuses on rehabilitating these orangutans for their safe return to the wild.
Bornean orangutans are on the brink of extinction in the wild as natural habitat continues to be cleared to make way for human development purposes. The population has declined by 80 percent in the last three generations alone, leading to their classification by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as Critically Endangered.
For 25 years, BOS Foundation’s mission has focused on conserving this iconic species as one of man’s closest relatives – partnering with both local communities and a global network. Our work encompasses orangutan rescue, rehabilitation, reintroduction, habitat protection, community development and environmental education with the support of 440 highly dedicated staff, and experts in primatology, biodiversity, ecology, forest rehabilitation, agroforestry, community empowerment, education, and orangutan healthcare.
We aim to reverse the trend in declining orangutan populations and secure Bornean orangutan conservation for the future; to do this requires global support. Our name and our work is showcased through national and international media channels aimed to inspire and foster support and create action ultimately to save these magnificent beings from extinction.