Our Impact

Founded in 1998 by world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, The Orangutan Project has today grown into a multinational non-profit organisation that has contributed over $31 million to orangutan conservation projects across Borneo and Sumatra.

This incredible achievement would not be possible without the support and generosity of the many thousands of supporters around the world who have shared in our vision that orangutans will live in their natural habitat in secure and viable populations.

Our annual Impact Report celebrates these achievements and highlights the progress we are making not only for Critically Endangered orangutans, but also for Critically Endangered Asian elephants, tigers and indigenous forest communities.

Our Impact in 2022-23

Over the past year, The Orangutan Project has continued in its mission to ensure the survival of all orangutan species and to promote the welfare of all individuals within rainforest ecosystems, contributing a further $5 million to orangutan conservation projects across Borneo and Sumatra.

This funding has:

  • ensured the ongoing protection of 11,893 wild orangutans in key ecosystems
  • supported the rescue of nine orangutans
  • provided care for 75 orangutans in rescue centres
  • facilitated the successful release of 40 orangutans into protected habitat areas
  • provided ongoing monitoring support for 162 ex-captive orangutans

We are proud to share our key outcomes over the past 12 months as we continuously strive to secure a sustainable future for Critically Endangered orangutans and the habitats in which they live. 

Thank you to all of our donors who have supported us this year. Your kindness and generosity helps us to continue our vital conservation work. Only by working together can we achieve meaningful change.

Read Our 2022-23 Impact Report

Download our Impact Report

Download a PDF copy of our 2022-23 Impact Report, including a summary of our financial statements

Download Impact Report

Our full 2023-24 financial report is also available, along with archived copies of previous Impact Reports and Financial Statements. 

Our Impact by the Numbers

Our Impact by the Numbers

Financial Results

In 2022-23, our supporters’ generous contributions delivered a further $5 million to our conservation projects, bringing the total contribution since 1998 to $31,400,000.

Funds to Conservation Projects

Where your Money Went