Release One Orphan

Fundraising target $4,000

Fundraising $4,000 will support the release of one orphan orangutan, including monitoring, transportation and care costs, at one of the orangutan release sites supported by The Orangutan Project (TOP):


Jambi, Sumatra, Indonesia

The Bukit Tigapuluh ecosystem, located in the provinces of Jambi and Riau in Sumatra, is one of only two Sumatran orangutan reintroduction centres in the world. Sumatran orangutan populations are now considered Critically Endangered, and currently number less than 7% of what existed in 1900. With approximately only 6,300 left in the wild and hundreds being killed every year, it is imperative that viable released populations are built up outside of the troubled Aceh province. TOP provides vital funds to assist with the running costs of this release site.


Lamandau Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

The Lamandau Wildlife Reserve conservation area has become a site for the release of ex-captive Bornean orangutans into the wild.

The Lamandau Ecosystem Conservation Partnership supports camps in the reserve for releasing and monitoring ex-captive orangutans. Since 2005, TOP has supported the operation of one of the release camps named Camp Buluh. A guard post was also funded by TOP, which has been highly successful in reducing illegal forest activities in the area.

Additional fundraising for new release sites will enable more rehabilitated orangutans to be released to their new life back in the wild.

Pledge for our primates and secure hope for their future!

We would like you to come to understand that the habitat of the orangutan, the tropical rain forest, is vital to not only orangutans but to other wildlife and to all of us on this planet. Rainforests and related ecosystems provide important services from climate moderation, to water quality and erosion control, to storehouses of genetic, species and ecological biodiversity. Rainforests need to be sustainably managed to maintain these services. We want to inform citizens in our own communities of this connection and continue to enlighten local people in areas near orangutan habitat.