Orangutans are endemic to rainforests on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra in the Indonesian Archipelago. Rainforests of the Far East, including Borneo and Sumatra, may be some of the most complex. Borneo and Sumatra support 10% of Indonesia’s known plant species, 12.5% of its mammals, and 17% of its other vertebrates.
The Orangutan Conservancy (OC) is dedicated to the protection of orangutans in their natural habitat through wild research, capacity building, education and public awareness programs, and by supporting numerous on-the-ground efforts to save Southeast Asia’s only great ape.
The Orangutan Conservancy actively supports initiatives that advance its mission of supporting wild research, rescue and rehabilitation centers in Borneo and Sumatra, funding conservation science, supporting education programs, and staging the annual Orangutan Veterinary Advisory Group Workshops.