Projects in 2018

The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) believes that no single project alone can hope to save orangutans from extinction. OC supports field research projects such as the Orangutan Kutai Project, our annual OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop, the rainforest conservation work being accomplished by the Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project and several independent rescue and rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra.  All are vital to the conservation of orangutans, and each project receives OC support in a broad-based and pragmatic approach to orangutan conservation.  OC also closely monitors how funding is spent, to ensure your donation has the maximum impact.

Whether funding or offering logistical support, we partner with these projects to achieve the best results possible.


The Orangutan Conservancy OC/OVAG Veterinary Workshop

The Orangutan Conservancy (OC/OVAG) Veterinary Workshop — Collectively, the veterinarians and healthcare staff at rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra care for the largest captive population of orangutans in the world. Yet they face nearly impossible odds, and often find themselves short of medicine, equipment, money, space, support staff and time. More

Putri and new baby 2013

Orangutan Kutai Project — Although a priority conservation area, the Kutai National Park in East Kalimantan was largely written off in recent years due to devastation caused by fires and human encroachment. The wild orangutan population was thought to have dwindled to as few as 30 living in the park. But a survey conducted in 2010 found between 1,000-2,000 orangutans in Kutai, doubly important because they represent the easternmost subspecies of the endangered Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus morio). More



Orangutan Haven – Orangutan Haven is a future home for unreleaseable orangutans that have been rescued by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP).  The semi-wild sanctuary for orangutans that will never be able to survive in the wild will provide these injured and ill creatures a permanent place to call home where they will be safe and free to roam.  The important project is in its early stages and its progress can be viewed here in a video.

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP) — The primary goal of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP is the conservation of the Sumatran orangutan, a species currently listed as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). More


Borneo Nature Foundation’s Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project (OuTrop) — OuTrop’s goal is to support conservation of orangutans, their habitats and associated biodiversity through conservation-oriented research, providing important information for, and training to, local conservation practitioners and by supporting locally led conservation initiatives to protect, restore and regenerate orangutan habitat. More


The Orangutan Information Centre (OIC) — OIC is dedicated to the conservation of Sumatran orangutans and their rainforest homes.   Their flagship projects include habitat restoration, human orangutan conflict mitigation, community education & empowerment, community patrols and rescue and translocation of orangutans from conflict areas. More

Orangutan Conservancy Continuing Education Program — Orangutan Conservancy has developed an education program for Indonesians working with orangutans. Currently the program sponsors orangutan specialists within Indonesia for educational pursuits both in country and abroad. Our current student is orangutan specialist Anta who is in Australia increasing her skills.

                                                                               RECENTLY FUNDED PROJECTS

Adult male Bornean Orangutan (named Roman) feeding on wild durian fruits.

Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Project (GPOCP) — Despite its relatively small size, Gunung Palung and the surrounding areas in West Kalimantan, Borneo, harbor what is thought to be one of the most dense and viable remaining orangutan populations in Kalimantan, and therefore, the world. More

Orangutan Conservancy Scholarship Program — Orangutan Conservancy has developed a Scholarship program for Indonesians working with orangutans and in forest preservation programs. The program is open to students associated with universities within Indonesia. In the future we hope to broaden the program to allow for international study.More

The Conservation Drone Project —  This amazing project employs high-flying drone aircraft to gather accurate orangutan population counts while monitoring in real time through video feedback activity in the rainforest.  More