About

We're a passionate group of people dedicated to saving the orangutan, led by an experienced set of wildlife experts that have been working for over 20 years to protect orangutans. Together our brand, staff, supporters, partners and the community are working to protect orangutans from extinction.

About The Orangutan Project

Our philosophy

TOP is a non-partisan organisation that collaborates with several orangutan conservation projects, as well as providing habitat protection and land acquisition through its own programs to deter wildlife poaching, illegal logging and land clearing in Indonesia. TOP's philosophy is to work flexibly and tailor what is necessary to get the job done for orangutan conservation and welfare, with TOP's organisations needs always subservient to the best outcome for orangutans.

We are part of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program (SOCP)

Together with PanEco YEL, and Frankfurt Zoological Society we work together to provide effective and coordinated results for Sumatran orangutans. SOCP mission is to conserve viable wild populations of the Critically Endangered Sumatran orangutan. We do this by habitat protection, reintroduction of confiscated pets to the wild, education, survey work and scientific research.


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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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