The Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation is a non-profit organization (NGO) that focuses on the issue of conservation of the Bornean Orangutan and its habitat. BOS collaborates with local residents, the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, and other partners in running the program. So far, BOS has cared for 650 orangutans assisted by 400 team members and experts from the fields of community empowerment, education, agroforestry, ecology, biodiversity, and orangutan health.
- Where’s BOS Foundation based?
The BOS Foundation’s headquarter office is in Bogor, West Java. However, they run programs in East and Central Kalimantan.
- What genre do they focus on?
BOS is specifically focused on the survival of orangutans in Kalimantan, to be precise in Samboja Lestari and Mawas Menteng. They run a special program to provide care and rehabilitation for abandoned or orphaned orangutans who rescued from habitat loss areas. Not only that, BOS provides a program in which BOS protects 309,000 hectares of natural habitat for wild orangutans through the Mawas program.
- Why do they focus on saving orangutans?
Orangutans are on the edge of extinction due to the depletion of the original orangutan habitat caused by excessive illegal logging. BOS, as an NGO that is wholly concerned with orangutan preservation, has carried out several programs, one of which is the conservation of orangutans before being released into their natural habitat in the wild.
- What kind of programs does BOS Foundation run?
The main programs carried out by BOS are run in Samboja Lestari and Mawas Menteng. There, the activities carried out include orangutan rescue, translocation of orangutans from conflicted areas to safe and protected habitat areas, provision of welfare and health care, rehabilitation, reintroduction, and forest restoration activities. Not limited to orangutans, in Samboja Lestari, they also included 50 Sun Bears in the care animals. Apart from that, they also involve the local community and local schools in community development.
- When was it established?
BOS Foundation was founded in 1981.
- Can you volunteer with them?
The current website does not mention any opportunity to volunteer, however, you can still contribute by donating.
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