• <span> Foster a <br> Red Ape </span>

     Foster a 
     Red Ape 

    and receive a foster kit package.

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  • <span> Join the <br> Family </span>

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    Join OFI's Membership program

    Become a Member
  • <span> Go on an <br> Eco-Tour </span>

     Go on an 

    And see orangutans in the wild.

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  • <span> Donate <br> to OFI </span>

     to OFI 

    Your membership helps us save wildlife

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Foster an orangutan


Each Foster Parent Intro Kit includes an adoption certificate, the biography of your foster orangutan, a recent photo of your foster orangutan, an information sheet about orangutans.

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about the Orangutan Foundation International


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,

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go on an eco-tour


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.

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Visit the Blog:

In the midst of an escalating global climate crisis, many people and corporations are looking for ways to reduce their own carbon footprint. One means of doing this is through the use of carbon offset systems, designed to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The earth’s climate is the result of multiple heating and cooling factors. The […]


Karti is an infant orangutan who moves through the forest with great grace. She exhibits a gentleness that makes her stand out from her peers. Amidst the rush and tumble movements of the orphaned orangutans crashing through the forest foliage, Karti exudes calm. She moves with deliberate purpose, slowly moving  and taking in everything that […]


In July and August 2016, OFI volunteers spent three weeks walking over 100 kilometers apiece through forest trails riddled with roots, rivers, swamps, and huge fallen trees, collectively carrying 350 wooden planks and a whole camp’s worth of supplies and equipment (including a generator) and food (including giant sacks of rice), sometimes in the rain. […]


We had been driving for hours through palm oil plantations, desperately seeking out patches of protected rainforest we had been told existed but somehow could not find. At top speeds we flew blindly through the dust of cars in front of us, weaving across the broad dirt roads to avoid potholes or overtake giant tank-like […]


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