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.
According to our current knowledge, the orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) was the first great-ape species to split off from the evolutionary tree that led to modern humans. This happened about 14 million years ago (Goodman, 1999). In searching for the origins of human cognition and human language it is therefore imperative to gain knowledge about the […]CONTINUE READING
In Tanjung Puting National Park, long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) are a fairly common sight along the Sekoyner River. During the late afternoon they can often be seen preparing to roost in the tall trees along the river’s banks. Amongst these riverside monkeys, dwells one group of long-tails that lives around the Rimba Orangutan Ecolodge. These […]CONTINUE READING
Our adventure in Indonesia started with a trip to Jakarta. We were greeted by an (un)healthy dose of heat, noise, and smog and endured a week of frustrating, but necessary, red-tape, government officials (more often behind ping-pong tables than desks), and hair-raising taxi drives in order to validate our LIPI research permits. Eventually we received […]CONTINUE READING
Bat researcher, Matt Struebig, began working at Camp Leakey in Tanjung Puting National Park three months ago to conduct a survey of bat species diversity in the park. Matt started doing bat research in 2000 as a volunteer in Sulawesi, Indonesia and trained for a year before he began his own research. He has worked […]CONTINUE READING
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