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The Orangutan Protection Foundation supports the largest primate rescue and rehabilitation organisation in the world today operated by BOS Foundation.

The Foundation has nearly 4,000 orangutans under its protection. That equates to 10% of the world's remaining population.

It employs over 500 people at its projects in Central & East Kalimantan.

Nearly all of its employees are Indonesian, empowering local people to be a force for change.

Did you know....?

Orangutans demonstrate aptitude with tools.

Their colour renders them invisible when in the canopy.

Rambutans and durian are their favourite fruits!

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About OPF

Every morning, we start the day by imagining the orangutan where they belong - wild, free and safe in the flourishing pristine rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia, fulfilling their role in the preservation of its natural habitat, and safeguarding the survival of its species - in harmony with the indigenous communities of these countries.

We strive every day to be the difference they need us to be to realise this vision but the situation as far as orangutans and rainforests are concerned is critical. The ever-increasing demand in developed countries for palm oil and timber is decimating the rainforests of Borneo, and consequently its orangutan population as well. If nothing is done to halt this devastation, the orangutan could be facing extinction in the wild within the next 10 years.

To address this problem, your donations are supporting the Nyaru Menteng Rescue Sanctuary which cares for more than 600 orangutans, and Restorasi Habitat Orangutan Indonesia, which will provide a permanent and safe home for those orangutans who are able to be returned to the wild.

In 2012, members of OPF's Board of Trustees travelled to Indonesia to see firsthand how funding had being used on this vital area of conservation.

Now, in 2016, filmmaking team, Vid4 headed by Alan Moran, will shoot a documentary showcasing the work of BOS Foundation, the challenges that come with finding and securing safe forest and releasing Orangutans back to the wild and the people that make this possible, all against the backdrop of a country being destroyed by deforestation and oil palm production. The documentary will be fronted by one of the star's of VIRUNGA, Anna Friel.

Meet the film crew here. Follow their journey on our Twitter and Facebook feed.

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