Orangutan Awareness Week 2015
Orangutan Awareness Week 2015

Orangutan Awareness Week 2015

IAR Orangutan Project

IAR Orangutan Project


Samboja Lestari Orangutan Volunteer Project

Samboja Lestari Orangutan Volunteer Project

12 - 26 Nights from $1,744.00

Work on enrichment for 112 orangutans and 72 sun bears at the world-renowned Samboja Lestari Rescue Centre

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Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

This month, volunteers at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Project have made some incredible achievements! They’ve renovated a platform for Fleur, the sun bear, and made significant strides in renovating the new orangutan island, where Jeffrey and Yuyun will soon make their new home.

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It’s Orangutan Release Time!

It’s Orangutan Release Time!

12 more orangutans have been successfully released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). Check out the release video in today's blog!

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Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), 12 more orangutans are set to be released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary this month. Read today's blog to find out each individual release candidate's story.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 9th Nov 2015 2 mins

As we mentioned in a recent blog post, Orangutan Awareness Week 2015 takes place from today (9th November) until the 15th of November! The aim of Orangutan Awareness Week is to help raise the profile of the problems facing the Orangutans and bring their issues, which are predominantly caused by humans, to the forefront of people's thinking.

Orangutan numbers are continuing to fall and fall quickly. Human encroachment into their natural habitats, poaching, and the illegal pet trade are all decimating Orangutan populations and as a result there are only an estimated 60,600 Orangutans left in the wild.

Orangutan Awareness Week

The Bornean Orangutan with a population of 54,000 is considered endangered whilst its Sumatran cousin is considered critically endangered as its numbers are only thought to be around 6,600. Orangutans were once distributed widely across Southeast Asia, as far north as southern China and as far south as the island of Javar, but today the Great Ape is confined to just two islands. With more than 50% of Orangutans living outside protected areas they are in real danger of becoming extinct within our lifetime. Things need to change and they need to change now!

Orangutan Awareness Week 2015

Here at The Great Projects we are proud to be able to offer you the chance to partake in an Orangutan Conversation Project in Borneo so you can play your part and help the Great Apes. In celebration of Orangutan Awareness Week, we are offering 15% off of our Orangutan Projects! If you book by the end of the month (30th November,) you will receive the discount off of your dream trip! Why hesitate? Plan an orangutan conservation holiday now!

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