Borneo Orangutan Survival


Mission Statement

Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release orangutans to the forests of Borneo, conserve orangutan populations and their forest habitats, and provide long-term sanctuary care to orangutans that cannot be reintroduced to the wild.


We have been raising funds for rescued orangutans since 2001. We are totally dependent on the support of the public to help save the orangutan and their rainforest home. We ensure the vital support from our donors goes to where funds are needed the most – to the orangutans in Indonesia.
By supporting us, you are helping to:
  • rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce orangutans
  • provide public awareness and educational programs
  • protect existing rainforest habitat
  • support and educate the people who depend on forests to earn their living.
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in Indonesia is a non-profit foundation supported by BOS Australia and other sister organisations around the world.
BOSF works under an official agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry for the conservation of Bornean orangutans and their ecosystem that works by involving and educating the local people. They focus on orangutan rescue, reintroduction and habitat conservation both in East and Central Kalimantan. Currently, BOSF, supported by BOSA and other sister organisations, manages the biggest orangutan reintroduction program in the world, and is caring for almost 600 orangutans. BOSF also manages a peat land conservation area which provides habitat for 3,000 wild orangutans in Central Kalimantan and manages an Ecosystem Restoration Concession in East Kalimantan that is dedicated as orangutan habitat.
On the ground in Indonesia, BOSF works with the support of over 440 highly devoted local staff as well as experts in conservation, primates and community empowerment.
Interests include:
  • biodiversity (flora and fauna)
  • forest rehabilitation
  • forest inventory and monitoring
  • agroforestry to improve local peoples’ welfare and education
  • working with orangutans and other protected wildlife.
BOSF was formed in 1991 and is under the capable direction of its board with Professor Bungaran as chairman and Dr Jamartin Sihite as CEO.  BOSF has a Board of Trustees overseeing operations, assisted by a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) made up of orangutan experts and other specialists from Indonesia and around the world.
Since its incorporation, BOSF has achieved many enviable successes which have been directly contributed to by the support of BOS Australia’s generous donors.

Program Details

We directly support the work of our parent organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) and their projects, including:
  • Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Reintroduction Centre
  • Samboja Lestari Orangutan Reintroduction Centre and Land Rehabilitation
  • Mawas Conservation Program.
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PO Box 3916
Mosman, NSW 2088
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