Learn about the many different ways you can help the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) with its mission to help orangutans and tropical forests.
OFI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Founded by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and associates in 1986,Read More
Journey to Borneo and see orangutans in the wild. OFI began its formal tour program in 2004. It was a tremendous success due to Dr. Galdikas’ participation.
OFI is first and foremost committed to the conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat, but as more and more logging destroys the diverse jungles of Borneo, other species are in increasing danger of disappearing. This has put huge pressure on OFI to help other animals in need of shelter. Two sun bears, a disabled […]CONTINUE READING
When you join Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas on a visit to Camp Leakey, you never know what will happen. You could follow a wild orangutan for 17 hours, deep in the Borneo rainforest. You could sit on the porch of her house while a wild orangutan walks out of her living room, carrying two coconuts […]CONTINUE READING
Forty years after its establishment by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas and Rod Brindamour, Camp Leakey has become the main reason for tourists to pay a visit to Tanjung Puting National Park. The orangutans that regularly visit the camp, the many trails that venture deep into the primary rainforest, and the daily supplementary feedings, are a […]CONTINUE READING
It’s my last day volunteering at the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, where I have been doing orangutan enrichment for the last 6 months. I am watching Samsu and Bangow sit on opposite ends of their swing unwrapping ferns wrapped around peanuts and durian jelly. The enrichment team wrapped them earlier this morning. As they […]CONTINUE READING
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