Highlights from 2018

2018 has been an eventful year. In the following, we will highlight significant results from our efforts in Borneo. Thanks to our many supporters, we have been able to support several new efforts in Borneo to save the critically endangered orangutan. 54 orangutans released in 2018 In 2018, a great […]

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X-ray machine purchased and in use at Nyaru Menteng

Save the Orangutan and the UK organisation OVAID (Orangutan Veterinary AID) have raised funds and ensured a new X-ray machine for the veterinary clinic at BOS Foundation’s Nyaru Menteng rehabilitation centre. The X-ray machine will help the veterinarians at Nyaru Menteng diagnose injured orangutans quicker and more precisely. New equipment […]

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New sanctuary for un-releasable orangutans

Today, the first steps were taken towards establishing new and permanent sanctuaries for the orangutans at Nyaru Menteng that cannot be released. The aim of rehabilitating orangutans is to reintroduce them to the rainforest. However, some of the orangutans at the rehabilitation centres will never be able to be released. […]

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The drone is now in use in Mawas

Save the Orangutan has been able to contribute to the purchase and transport of a drone to the Mawas area in Borneo, Central Kalimantan, as well as to ensuring training in using it for patrolling purposes, thanks to a fundraising campaign with this specific aim, launched before summer. The monitoring […]

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Mid-year status: 32 orangutans released

32 orangutans were reintroduced to the Bornean rainforest between January 2018 and July 2018. This brings the total number of released orangutans to 358 since 2012, when BOS Foundation launched their new and improved programme of reintroducing orangutans to the wild with the help from Save the Orangutan and other […]

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New orangutan-playground has been opened

A new playground for the youngest orangutans at the rehabilitation centre Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan, was opened in August of 2018. The playground is an extension to the Baby School, and it will be used on days when the orangutans cannot play in the forest, for one or the other […]

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