Bid on a cruise to join Biruté Galdikas on a visit to Camp Leakey, the orangutan research and conservation center she established in Indonesian Borneo.
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 in the grounds of OFI’s Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine, young orphaned orangutans on their daily release take to the trees for a day of riotous, energetic play. The forest canopy shakes with their tree-top romps as orangutans of all ages wrestle and chase each other to exhaustion. In this sea of exuberant […]CONTINUE READING
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
OFI sends our heartfelt gratitude to all the Short Term construction volunteers who made the voyage to Indonesia to work with us this year! The dedication, positive attitude, and spirit of the people who come to the field to help OFI never fails to impress us. And this year was no exception! Although this year’s […]CONTINUE READING
A Construction Volunteer’s Account. During our mid-morning break we lie down on spare planks from our construction site, seeking shade for a small respite. The air is so heavy with moisture that even when lying motionless, one is still drenched in sweat. Occasionally, a small breeze appears from nowhere providing relief for a few seconds. […]CONTINUE READING
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