The Biruté Galdikas Ecology and Support Foundation was established in 2008 by Ukis Bank in Vilnius in order to increase awareness of conservation and environmental issues in Lithuania and to support the work of Biruté Mary Galdikas and OFI in Indonesia. A number of volunteers from Lithuania have already made their way to Indonesia to directly help OFI’s programs in the field.
Recently Dr. Galdikas and a small group of Canadians, including former students and a pioneering orangutan researcher now living in Canada, established Orangutan Foundation Canada (OFC) in Vancouver, B.C. during 2011. Tax-deductible charity status was granted by the Canadian government in 2012.
Most recently, Orangutan Foundation International Australia (OFIA) was established in Australia by Kobe Steele, Stephen Van Mil, and other passionate, like-minded people who collectively have over 100 years of experience working with wildlife. OFIA has focused on protecting orangutan habitat, tropical rain forest, by helping OFI buy it.