Orangutan Foundation

Orangutan Foundation

Charity information

Orangutan Foundation

Founded in 1990, Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation working actively across the entire range of the orangutan species. Our overall mission is to conserve the orangutan and the biodiversity of their habitat through the protection of the tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra.

Founded 1990

  • Mission statement

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

    The approach of the Orangutan Foundation goes beyond that of purely
    protecting the orangutan. Critically it also includes a recognition that
    orangutan habitat is unique in its richness of biodiversity and crucial for
    local communities, who are as dependant on the forest as is the orangutan.

    Conservation is more than protecting a species, it is about saving nature
    which includes us, 'the fifth ape'. The efforts of all of us to prevent
    global warming will be seen as a defining moment in history, for humanity's
    sake and for the health of the whole planet. Tropical forests can play a
    significant role in guarding against climate change.

  • Aims

    Orangutan Foundation aims to:

    • To promote for the public benefit the preservation of non-human primates in their natural habitat, to promote their long-term welfare in all parts of the world and to protect them from extinction.
    • To advance education for the public benefit in the study, preservation and protection from extinction of non-human primates.
  • Overview

    Established: September 1990

    Registered Charity Number: 1095660

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 7724 2912

    Address: 7 Kent Terrace London NW1 4RP

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  • Safeguarding Priority Orangutan Habitats

    Following the devastating forest fires in Borneo triggered by the extreme El Nino dry seas... More
  • Increasing Critical Orangutan Habitat

    To mark our 25th Anniversary we are launching an ambitious challenge to secure the future ... More
  • Ensuring a future for the Belantikan biodiversity

    Belantikan is a wild area of lowland tropical rainforest in Borneo that oil palm hasn’t ... More
  • A future for orangutans, forests and people

    The Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, an important forest that provides habitat for the end... More
  • Conserving orangutans outside protected areas

    Long-term conservation of the Belantikan Hulu Water-catchment Ecosystem in Central Kaliman... More
  • Solar power to help protect orangutan habitat

    Funding is required to purchase solar panels sets that provide electricity for remote guar... More