BoS Foun­da­tion

Die indo­ne­si­sche Stif­tung Borneo Oran­gutan Survival Foun­da­tion ist das Mutter­schiff von BOS, die auf Borneo die Rettungs­zen­tren Nyaru Menteng und Samboja Lestari betreibt und sich um die Pflege, Reha­bi­li­ta­tion und Auswil­de­rung unserer Wald­men­schen kümmert

Die BOS Foun­da­tion — Im Einsatz für die Orang-Utans & den Regenwald

The Borneo Oran­gutan Survival Foun­da­tion (BOSF) has committed itself to protec­ting the last oran­gutans and their habitat in part­ner­ship with the Indo­ne­sian people. The Indo­ne­sian foun­da­tion was estab­lished in 1991 by forestry scien­tist Dr Willie Smits, teacher Peter Karsono and other dedi­cated supporters.

What is the Borneo Oran­gutan Survival Foundation?

The BOS Foun­da­tion supports the protec­tion of the Bornean oran­gutan in Indo­nesia through oran­gutan reha­bi­li­ta­tion and repa­tria­tion projects, sanc­tuary main­ten­ance, ecosystem conser­va­tion, commu­nity deve­lo­p­ment, rese­arch, fund­rai­sing, public rela­tions and educa­tion. These acti­vi­ties extend across two provinces in Borneo: Central and East Kali­mantan, where two oran­gutan reha­bi­li­ta­tion centres, three repa­tria­tion areas, two refo­re­sta­tion zones and exten­sive commu­nity deve­lo­p­ment projects are located.

With its two rescue and reha­bi­li­ta­tion centres for oran­gutan orphans and its repa­tria­tion acti­vi­ties, the BOS Foun­da­tion runs the world’s largest primate conser­va­tion project.

BOSF pursues a holi­stic approach in its work that also involves the local autho­ri­ties and commu­ni­ties, as the long-term survival of the oran­gutan can only be ensured by working hand in hand.
The Borneo Oran­gutan Survival Foun­da­tion is part of an inter­na­tional network of partner orga­ni­sa­tions. The inter­na­tional partner orga­ni­sa­tions carry out fund­rai­sing and educa­tional work in their respec­tive count­ries and thus secure BOSF’s opera­tions on the ground through regular donations.

Tier­ärzt­liche Unter­su­chung vor einer bevor­ste­henden Auswilderung
Orang-Utan-Rettungs­zen­trum Nyaru Menteng, Zentral-Kalimantan
Unsere alltäg­liche Helden — die Orang-Utan-Tierpfleger

What does the BOS Foun­da­tion advo­cate and stand for?

  • Rescue, reha­bi­li­ta­tion and repa­tria­tion of oran­gutans in Borneo.
  • Protec­tion of rain­fo­rest areas as habi­tats for oran­gutans and many other animal and plant species
  • Refo­re­sta­tion and land recla­ma­tion acti­vi­ties, water manage­ment and fire protection
  • Public rela­tions, envi­ron­mental educa­tion, aware­ness training
  • Invol­vement of the local popu­la­tion and crea­tion of alter­na­tive income oppor­tu­ni­ties (commu­nity development)
  • Moni­to­ring rain­fo­rest areas as protec­tion against poaching and illegal logging.

    The Borneo Oran­gutan Survival Foun­da­tion has been actively repa­tria­ting animals since 2012. This is taking place in the protected rain­fo­rest area of Bukit Batikap, in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park in Central Kali­mantan, and in the repa­tria­tion forest of Kehje Sewen in East Kali­mantan. Between 2012 and 2023, over 485 oran­gutans were released in these areas.
    However, a lot of work still needs to be done. Large areas of rain­fo­rest still need to be secured in order to give freedom to the hundreds of Bornean oran­gutans curr­ently awai­ting their release in the reha­bi­li­ta­tion centres.

    Make a dona­tion for the orangutans

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    Oran­gutans need our help! With your dona­tion for the oran­gutans you accom­pany and support an oran­gutan on its journey until its release into the wild.

    Orang-Utan-Retter werden
    Sonja Wende

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    Dona­tions are a matter of trust

    Trans­pa­rent use of funds is a matter of course for us. In September 2013, we joined the a non profit initia­tive of Trans­pa­rency Inter­na­tional Germany and signed its decla­ra­tion of commitment.