The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is dedicated to the protection of orangutans in their natural habitat through wild research, capacity building, education and public awareness programs, and by supporting numerous on-the-ground efforts to save Southeast Asia’s only great ape.


There are three species of Orangutan; Sumatran, Bornean, and Tapanuli. All three of these species are critically endangered and are on the bring of extinction! Orangutans are endemic to the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, which means they exist nowhere else in the world naturally. The Orangutan Conservancy estimates that the remaining population of orangutans sits between 50,000 and 65,000 individuals. At their current rate, orangutans are at risk of being extinct in the next 50 years!

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Each season, the Orangutan Conservancy offers our colorful and informative E-Bulletin, which highlights orangutan stories and conservation news along with updates about the projects that OC is currently working on.  It is the best way way to keep up on the latest happenings around OC, and it’s all delivered to you via your computer screen or smart phone.