Save the Orangutan primarily operates through local partnerships. The majority of programmes and projects in which Save the Orangutan is involved are performed in cooperation with Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF or BOS Foundation). BOSF is the largest organisation in Indonesia working to save the critically endangered orangutan.

Since 2017, Save the Orangutan has established closer contact with BOS Foundation, and we have entered into a strategic partnership. This partnership places an obligation on both organisations. The purpose and mission of BOS Foundation is the same as ours: to save Borneo’s orangutan and its natural habitats.

By cooperating, both organisations hope to give each other a stronger mutual mandate and thereby make a greater difference.

Local presence and strong partnerships are crucial

At Save the Orangutan, we could not pursue our mission without strong local partners in Borneo. BOSF does outstanding work, day in and day out, to operate and carry out the programmes and activities we support and implement together.

We are pleased that our partner shares our mission and desire to ensure the best welfare possible for the individual orangutan, as well as the best living conditions for the wild populations of orangutans. The orangutan must survive as a species and be able to live in its natural habitat. Our partnership with BOS Foundation is crucial to our efforts to accomplish this mission.

The BOSF programme activities in Borneo which Save the Orangutan supports include the protection of the wild orangutan populations in the Mawas area, the rehabilitation of orphaned and displaced orangutans at the Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre, and the acquisition and protection of rainforest areas to be used as release sites when reintroducing rehabilitated orangutans to the wild.

The necessity of global partnerships

"The orangutan is present in Indonesia, but it belongs to the world. Global partnerships is needed to save the future of the orangutan"

Prof. Dr. Ir. Bungaran Saragih
Prof. Dr. Ir. Bungaran Saragih Chair, BOS Foundation

About the partnership between BOS Foundation and Save the Orangutan

"Our bond with Save the Orangutan is more than just a partnership. It's a core foundation for our mutual goal to save Bornean orangutans and their habitats."

Dr. Jamartin Sihite
Dr. Jamartin Sihite CEO, BOS Foundation

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About BOS Foundation

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS Foundation or BOSF), is an Indonesian non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1991 with the aim of protecting and helping the Bornean orangutan. BOSF manages two rehabilitation centres for displaced and orphaned orangutans. They are also responsible for cooperation with the Indonesian government and obtaining permission from them to rescue orphaned and displaced orangutans, rehabilitate and reintroduce them to the wild, and to protect the wild orangutan populations and their habitats.

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