Support Critical Orangutan Rescue and Care in East Kalimantan


We’re raising urgent funds to protect Borneo’s displaced orangutans, provide the rehabilitation and care they desperately need and to safeguard their remaining forest.

You donations will go directly to East Kalimantan, where our partner the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP) continues to do all they can to stop illegal forest clearing and protect Critically Endangered orangutans through direct action, rapid response emergency rescues, and long term rehabilitation and release.

This really is a big chance to save vulnerable orangutans and I urge you to please help us get vital funding to these critical operations right now.

Our partner’s work in East Kalimantan is often all that stands between certain death for Bornean orangutans and a new life of freedom in protected habitat.

They investigate and expose illegal land encroachment, they uncover poaching and illicit pet smuggling rings, and they work closely with the Ministry of Forestry to secure protected land for orangutan rehabilitation and release.

Our partner is at the forefront of rapid response orangutan rescue.

Led by local Indonesians, COP has also made a big difference in rural communities, where more local people now understand the protected status of orangutans, and know just who to call when they encounter a displaced orangutan or suspect an orangutan is being held captive.

Here’s a clip of COP’s amazing work in action:

Last year, COP exposed and rescued infant orangutans on the brink of being smuggled out of Indonesia (arrests were made) and continued to rescue growing numbers of orangutans, all displaced by deforestation for agriculture.

This wounded male orangutan was rescued, medically treated and re-located to protected forest.

Tragically, these numbers are only getting higher as land clearing for palm oil spreads rapidly through East Kalimantan and horrendous fires, often lit by developers, decimate precious habitat.

But you can help

Your gifts today will be directed straight to East Kalimantan where you’ll help fund critical rescue operations and provide urgent support for COP’s ongoing rescue and rehabilitation program.

Thank you for your gift today enabling us to double its impact and support critical on the ground rescue operations in East Kalimantan.


Together we are making a life-saving difference to vulnerable orangutans and we thank you for the incredibly important role you play.

Would you like to know more about us? See our Governance page for information about our long-term strategy, financials, independent financial audit and third party reviews.


Where your donation goes

  • Summary of Achievements in 2019/2020

Donate to help orangutans now I will help