Your gift will help save the orangutan

Donate to give orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo the best chance of survival against the threat of extinction. Support our work including critical habitat protection, orangutan care centres and rehabilitation and release programs.

The projects funded by The Orangutan Project not only include direct orangutan conservation, such as orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs, but also forest habitat protection and regeneration, education, research and local community partnerships. Tying funding into direct outcomes for the species has enabled The Orangutan Project to partner with the majority of orangutan conservation projects operating on the ground today in Borneo and Sumatra. 

This has greatly increased overall efficiency and transparency in saving the species as a whole, bringing together the key players and groups who are working tirelessly on the ground to ensure the species’ survival.

The long-term growth and sustainability of The Orangutan Project has been made possible only by the loyal support of our individual donors, many of whom have supported the organisation each year since inception.

Through orangutan ‘adoptions’, regular donations and critical appeals, the organisation has been able to achieve more for the species than any otherorangutan conservation group. The ongoing support from our individual donors is imperative for the organisation to reach our goal of increasing the number of wild orangutans under The Orangutan Project’s permanent protection to 8,000, to ensure sufficient numbers of each orangutan species/subspecies survive indefinitely.

 The Orangutan Project has a holistic approach to conservation, we don’t just rescue orangutans. Our conservation philosophy is:

  1. Secure and acquire orangutan habitat by purchasing or gaining concessions around national parks.
  2. Protect the land using our Wildlife Protection Units which patrol and keep the habitat free of illegal logging and poaching.
  3. Rescuerehabilitate and release infant orangutans and displaced orangutans.
  4. Educate and empower the local villagers and indigenous people. Teach the value of conservation, advice on better eco-friendly farming methods, support medical and care programs, and legal assistance.

Secure  Protect  Rescue, rehabilitate, release  Education and Empowerment.


That all endangered wild orangutan species/subspecies will live in secure, protected populations for generations to come.


To ensure the survival of both Sumatran and Bornean orangutan species in their natural habitat and promote the welfare of all orangutans.

Our Achievements

We're not asking you to trust us that it will work. We know it will work because we’ve been successfully growing our projects over the past decade. The Orangutan Project is the world leader in it's approach to orangutan conservation. Our donors have already enabled us to direct over €8.5 million into saving the orangutan.

Here are some our recent achievements over the past 12 months:

  • Orangutan rescues: 78 rescues
  • Orangutans cared for: 200
  • Orangutan releases/relocations: 40
  • Post-release monitoring: 441
  • Total hectares protected: 332,000
  • Total orangutans protected: 3,500
  • Orangutan Caring scholarships: 7 scholarships
  • Wildlife Protection rangers: 88 rangers
  • Community development projects: 20 +
  • Over 100 schools and communities given education classes, with thousands of people being reached
  • TOP is supporting three major lawsuits in Sumatra

Where your donation goes

  • Summary of Achievements in 2018/2019

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