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"The orangutan is such a beautiful animal and through our efforts in conserving the orangutan’s habitat, anti-poaching, promoting sustainable forestry and agriculture, and halting the pet trade we can make a difference to their survival."
Introducing TOP’s newest ambassador: Jarryd Roughead

Since becoming aware of the orangutan species and its ever-decreasing population Jarryd has become incredibly interested in these amazing creatures and hopes that by becoming an ambassador for TOP he can help educate individuals on the orangutan's importance and their brilliance. Through this education we can then work as one to eliminate the threats to their existence.

Jarryd is currently a professional AFL athlete and Vice-Captain at the Hawthorn Football Club. "Over my career I have been exposed to a range of experiences and gained many skills and values. In addition to specific football skills, I have learned the importance of effective leadership, with .. Read More

"The challenge: 900kms accross Borneo, $100,000 in raised funds."
Trans Borneo Challenge 2014

10 individuals will embark on a 25 day, 900km, trek through Borneo to raise awareness for and to help protect the orangutan species.

The Trans Borneo Challenge is into its second year in 2014 and is aiming to raise over $100 000 for orangutan conservation projects and awareness for the dwindling species globally. The challenge involves 10 people trekking over 900km across Borneo from East to West for 25 days total. The challe.. Read More

" I may be blind but I can see a brighter future with your help"
Donate this Father's Day and help provide critical support to Leuser and his beautiful twins

Donate this Father's Day and you can help support the day-to-day running of the critically important Batu Mbelin Orangutan Quarantine Centre, which provides essential care for orangutans like Leuser and his young family.

Illegally held orangutans confiscated in Sumatra are taken to the Batu Mbelin Orangutan Quarantine Centre. Many have been kept as pets or have been injured by palm oil plantation workers. They undergo a quarantine period before being introduced to other compatible orangutans. It costs approx.. Read More


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