Orangutan Foundation International’s Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) recently has been receiving about one orphaned infant orangutan per month. Some months more, other months less, but one orangutan per month has been the average for the last few years. Each infant has his/her own story. But these stories are often strangely similar. We are told… Continue reading Cempaka Baru
Mr. Tumin Luther is the manager of OFI’s Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) but he is so much more than that. Mr. Tumin’s dedication and spirit are the cornerstone of much of Orangutan Foundation International’s fieldwork in Indonesia. His influence and decision making are critical in all rescue and release operations. He is a small… Continue reading Employee Spotlight: Mr. Tumin Luther
Each year in honor of the establishment of Dr. Birute Mary Galdikas original research site Camp Leakey in 1971, OFI celebrates “Orangutan Awareness Week”. The main purpose of this week is to spread the word about orangutan conservation and deforestation through our outreach programs. These programs can include presentations, events, and most importantly education not… Continue reading Orangutan Awareness Week in Indonesia 2015
Each year, as the rains cease and the long, hot, dry days pile up on top of each other like a pile of kindling, OFI faces one of the most difficult challenges to protecting orangutans and their forest habitat: the fires. This year is no exception. The fires are here and they are bad. In… Continue reading Breaking News: 2015 Fire Season
It’s fire season again! This is the time for which OFI prepares each year. This is the time we all dread! The dry season was slow to come this year, but all it takes is a solid week with no rain to get the forest to burn. When it came, it came, as it always… Continue reading Fires hit close to home!