When we and our partners secured 93,000 acres of rainforest in the Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem, we took a massive step forward. We helped create an important sanctuary for our 170 released orangutans - and for the tigers, elephants and sun bears who also call it home. But the unprotected area surrounding our buffer zone is still extremely vulnerable to illegal logging and poaching. In just one year, a massive 9% of the surrounding forest was destroyed.
The Project - Help give Bujing the life he deserves
Bujing has endured so much in his life. Stolen from his dead mother as an infant, he was sold as a pet for $75 dollars and then kept in horrendous conditions.
We need your help to give Bujing, and other orangutans like him in desperate need, a second chance. Bujing was rescued by the TOP funded Human-Orangutan Conflict Response Team. They travelled in tough conditions for over eight hours to reach Bujing. And thank goodness they made it. The scene w.. Read More
Leif Cocks' Latest Book: Orangutans. My Cousins, My Friends
For almost 3 decades Leif Cocks has tirelessly worked for orangutans to improve their welfare in captivity and ensure their ongoing survival in the wild. As an author, speaker and founder of the international charity, The Orangutan Project, he is recognised globally as an expert in his chosen field.