The Bornean Orangutan, is one of only three remaining species of great apes, these docile, rare and marvelously expressive creatures once inhabited the tropical forests of southern China, throughout Thailand, the Malaysian peninsula and the Indonesian archipelago. Today, they are found only in a few isolated and fragmented forests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra – two areas that hold the dubious honor of regularly hosting the highest deforestation rates in the world.
Rimba Raya works in close partnership with the Orangutan Foundation International, and their Orangutan Care Center, to develop and administer programs committed to the long-term protection of Borneo’s vanishing Orangutan. We are also committed to the conservation of the Tanjung Puting National Park, home to the world renowned Camp Leakey Research Center.
Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving orangutan populations from extinction in the wild, to protect orangutan habitat, tropical rainforest, and to rehabilitate and release wild-born ex-captive orangutans back to the wild. Established by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986, OFI operates Camp Leakey, an orangutan research center, within Tanjung Puting National Park. OFI also runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility in the Dayak village of Pasir Panjang near Pangkalan Bun, which is home to 330 displaced orangutans, and helps manage the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, where rehabilitated wild born ex-captive orangutans were released into the wild.