Saving the orangutan also saves Critically Endangered Sumatran tigers, Critically Endangered Sumatran elephants and many other endangered species. It also saves the forest and supports local and indigenous communities.
By undertaking this multi-faceted approach to conservation, we aim to increase the number of wild orangutans under The Orangutan Project’s permanent protection to 8,000, to ensure sufficient numbers of each orangutan species survive indefinitely.
Orangutan conservation is a complex issue that requires support and funding in multiple areas to be successful. The type and level of each strategy is determined by the needs of the particular ecosystem. The Orangutan Project recognises and understands that orangutan conservation must be supported at the grassroots level and involve local communities. We support a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing remaining fragmented orangutan populations - including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level. As a highly trusted organisation, The Orangutan Project partners with many orangutan conservation projects operating on the ground in Borneo and Sumatra.
The vision of The Orangutan Project is that: All orangutans will live in their natural habitat in secure and viable populations.
The mission of The Orangutan Project is: To ensure the survival of all orangutan species in their natural habitat and promote the welfare of all orangutans.