The Orangutan Project and Orang Utan Republik Foundation Unite!

President Dr Gary Shapiro of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) and Leif Cocks President of The Orangutan Project (TOP) have announced today both organizations have merged to become one force for positive change.

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    Each adoption helps our orangutans learn how to care for themselves and hopefully survive in the wild. For as little as $12 a month, you can help support an orangutan ... Read more

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    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. Read more

  • Save Forest

    To save the orangutan species we need to save their remaining forest habitat. Our Save Forest program provides Wildlife Protection Units, Orangutan Rescue Units and Wardens who patrol the forest ... Read more

How we are saving the orangutan

We lead and sponsor projects on the ground that help protect orangutans and their forest homes.

  • Orangutan Caring Scholarship

    Established in 2006, the Orangutan Caring Scholarship awards talented and disadvantaged Indonesian students with tuition funding, to complete postgraduate programs in Forestry and Biology. Through the program, recipients develop an understanding of the plight of the orangutan, and graduate as an advocate of orangutan conservation. The main goal of the ...

  • Mobile Education and Conservation Unit

    The Mobile Education & Conservation Unit (MECU), created in 2009, is used to deliver targeted conservation education in remote areas around the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem in Sumatra where human/ape conflict exists. The team also conducts conservation related programs benefiting ape survival.

  • Plant a Tree

    Our tree planting program helps reforest land and expands orangutan habitat areas. Receive a personalised Adopt a Tree certificate for your planted trees, from as little as $10 per tree.


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World's first zoo-born orangutan to be released into the wild.

Listen to Kylie Bullo, TOP's Conservation Project Manager, speak about Temara; the world's first zoo-born orangutan to be released into the wild.

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