If you love something, set it free

Cupcake and his Mum have their hearts set on freedom, but they need your help to successfully make the journey into the wild. Help us release them both safely, by holding a cupcake fundraising event, hosting your own fundraising page or making a donation.

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We need people like you to help us achieve our goals.
Join us by adopting, donating and campaigning for action.

  • Adopt an Orangutan

    Each adoption helps our orangutans learn how to care for themselves and hopefully survive in the wild. For as little as $12 a month, you can help support an orangutan ... Read more

  • Donate

    Donate to give orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo the best chance of survival against the threat of extinction. Support our work including critical habitat protection, orangutan care centres and rehabilitation and release programs. Read more

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How we are saving the orangutan

We lead and sponsor projects on the ground that help protect orangutans and their forest homes.

  • Bukit Tigapuluh Sumatran Orangutan Reintroduction Site.

    The Bukit Tigapuluh (BTP) ecosystem, located in the provinces of Jambi and Riau in Sumatra, is one of only two Sumatran orangutan reintroduction sites 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 ...

  • Ketapang Orangutan Rescue Centre

    In 2010, 24 hectares of land was purchased in Ketapang, West Kalimantan to build an Orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre for orangutans that had lost their forest habitat in the province of West Kalimantan. The aim is to rehabilitate the rescued orangutans and release them into protected areas of forest.

  • SOCP Orangutan Quarantine Centre

    Batu Mbelin is the only quarantine and care centre for the Sumatran orangutan. It is run by the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme (SOCP). It is located near Medan in North Sumatra and was opened in 2002. Illegally held orangutans confiscated in Sumatra are taken to the SOCP Quarantine Centre. Many ...


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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.

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