Lone Dröscher Nielsen established the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans with the goal of a return to some sort of wild life. It is now the largest primate rescue project in the world, with more than 600 orangutans in its care.
Towards the end of 2010, thanks to support from a generous donor, IAR was able to purchase 24 hectares (60 acres) of land in Ketapang, Western Borneo, not far from our existing emergency rescue centre. Planning permission was granted for a rehabilitation facility that would house up to 100 orangutans at a time and architect's plans were drawn up and approved. The building project was put out to tender in August 2011 and construction of the perimeter fencing and access roads commenced in…
IAR cares for a growing number of orangutans at it's emergency rescue centre in West Kalimantan, Borneo. The centre is reaching full capacity and IAR is working hard to build a permanent centre to enable them to rescue many more orangutans, who are rapidly losing their homes to the growing spread of palm oil plantations.
Overjoyed orangutans go ape as they are released into the wild for the very first time
21 orangutans were released into the wild at the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest earlier this month and their reactions - joyful, uncertain, apprehensive - were all caught on camera. Little Sifa looks a bit nervous as he embarks on the move from the Nyaru Menteng rescue centre to the conservation forest
M.O.M. - Missing Orangutan Mothers 2012 Campaign Video Every year on Mothers Day Orangutan Outreach celebrates orangutan mothers in zoos around the world, to bring attention to the hundreds of orphaned orangutans being cared for in rescue centers in Borneo and Sumatra. Learn more about the campaign: http://redapes.org/mom
Look into my eyes: Meet Noel the heart meltingly gorgeous orangutan
Rescuers freed 10-month-old Noel from a small wooden cage in Siduk, Indonesia. He was locked up by locals after his home was destroyed during the construction of a new oil plantation. Noel is now being looked after at the Ketapang Rescue Centre in Borneo, Indonesia.
The orangutans are known for their intelligence, long arms and reddish-brown hair. Native to Indonesia and Malaysia, they are currently found only in rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutans spend nearly all of their time in the trees. They are more solitary than the other apes, with males and females generally coming together only to mate. Mothers stay with their babies until the offspring reach an age of six or seven years. Fully mature males can be distinguished by…