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.
Every morning for the past month, Catarina Antão has been busy supplementing diets for sixteen underweight orangutans by providing them with “bubur” (porridge). A recently qualified veterinarian from Portugal, she volunteered at the Care Center for six weeks and was interested in improving the diet of the orangutans, especially the underweight ones. Facilitating weight gain is important for a number of reasons. Low body weight could weaken orangutan immune systems and make them susceptible to illness.CONTINUE READING
For me, nature and writing are intertwined. I believe strongly in conserving our natural environment; it inspires me to reflect and write about it. As the Communications Officer I will be responsible for collecting news within OFI’s Orangutan Care Center and writing it up for the website. Luckily, collecting the news is a hands-on job […]CONTINUE READING
Inspiration can come from anywhere, anytime, from any strange and wonderful event, at the most absurd and unexpected moment. It will burn brightly for a short while but eventually fade to an ember smoldering on a back burner. But every now and again, a spark of inspiration can take a hold of you from the […]CONTINUE READING
“Ada orangutan di hutan Pak Kukuh?” Are there orangutans in your forest? I ask. “Ada. Anda mau lihat sarang orangutan?” There are. Would you like to see orangutan nests? Pak Kukuh answers. I nod vigorously. “Tentu saja!” We climb back onto the motorbikes and drive along muddy dirt roads towards a swampy area of lowland […]CONTINUE READING