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Nyaru Menteng Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre now has a new wastewater treatment system that treats the dirty water from washing down orang-utan enclosures, from the clinic, from the kitchen, and from hand washing and some toilet facilities.
The new system was implemented from funding provided by BOS Australia and with the help of Nik Hyde (Nik Hyde Plumbing – Australia), Keith Bolton and Jayson Winmill (Ecoteam – Australia).
With our current appeal all proceeds from sales will be sent to our sanctuaries to care for orangutans that will never be free.
Why can’t they be free, you ask… It’s not that we don’t want them to be free, it’s just that they can’t be.
You can help by making a donation, or purchasing a gift certificate:
• for vet care
• for nourishing food
• for transporting babies to and from Forest School, or
• to make their days enriched and stimulating.
Donations and virtual gifts are tax deductible.
28 September 2012
ORANG-UTAN School is about to say goodbye to another 20 graduates.
10 August 2012
Last month, the world-first release of two endangered orangutans, rehabilitated by humans, took place in a protected Indonesian reserve with help from Australian animal welfare organisation, Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia.
Sunday, 2nd September 2012
If you’re looking to surprise your Dad with a gift this Fathers’ Day that isn’t the proverbial sock, tie and T-shirt combo, why not give him a gift that truly keeps on giving by adopting an orphaned baby orangutan from Borneo Orangutan Survival.
RURU is really looking forward to starting her new life but needs your support. SMS RURU to 0467 000 273 to donate $5.
4th December 2013
Meet Sura...now just six months old, Sura was the latest victim of the scandalous Indonesian deforestation activities.
1 June 2014
Enrichment is a vital part of a fulfilling and stimulating life for a captive orangutan. It is essential not only for unreleasable orangutans, but those preparing to return to the wild. Help us to enrich and nurture the lives of the orangutans who are unable to be returned to the wild.
4 June 2013
Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia announces new celebrity ambassador partnerships. BOS Australia is proud to align with such passionate media personalities, in their quest to help the plight of the orangutans.
30 August 2013
Federal Shadow Minister for Climate Action Environment and Heritage, Greg Hunt, Coalition’s Orangutan And Rainforest Protection Plan
7th November 2013
Go Wild with Gorgi Coghlan and Teisha Lowry. Celebrate our 100th orangutan release on Tuesday 26 November at 6pm for a 7pm start, Mercat, 456 Queen St Melbourne
Join our VP Lou Grossfeldt and Primate Keeper, Janet Lackey, who will both be in Borneo at the Samboja Lestari Lodge from 10th to the 24th of February 2016 working on the ongoing behavioural enrichment project for the non releasable Orangutans.
1 Jun 2016
Purchasing a baby orangutan care kit helps us provide the around-the-clock-care that every single orphaned. Just $35 buys one kit. BONUS baby orangutan posters available!!
Do you have two weeks spare to make a difference to the lives of orangutans? Would you like to volunteer on a BOS Australia Enrichment program in Borneo?
A review of Thinkers of the Jungle by Sydney Morning Herald's Nick Galvin
The medical requirements within the BOS rescue and rehabilitation centres are practically as wide-ranging as within human medical services. Can you help us out with a donation of any of the items on the wish list?
6 December 2008
As far as mercy missions go Jessica McKelson has seen it all in her battle to save the orangutans in Borneo
An important orangutan habitat in Sumatra is to be logged to provide pulp. Please make your voice heard on this issue.
25 April 2009
We draw supporters attention to the proposal by timber giant, Asia Pulp & Paper, to clear 33,776 hectares of forest in Bukit Tigapuluh, Sumatra, Indonesia.
30 September 2009
Fleur Butcher from Melbourne Zoo visited Nyaru Menteng earlier in the year and caught up with her orangutan friend Melvin. The trip was the next stage in the skills exchange program with Melbourne Zoo and was funded by BOS Australia.
6 June 2010
Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia and its Indonesian counterpart have secured a 112,000 hectare site in Kalimantan, Indonesia for the release of rehabilitated orangutans.
6 September 2009
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) has successfully released 46 orangutans back into the wild.
1 May 2009
My biggest wish is that people in the western world could understand what is happening here in Borneo, and how the demand for palm oil is devastating the rainforests and contributing to the extinction of the orangutan.
24 February 2009
WHEN he's in Scotland, GP Dr David Irons runs an accident and emergency unit in Stranraer, but when he's in Borneo his patients are much hairier, and more orange. That's because he's Medical Director of Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS), and at their rehabilitation centre at Nyaru Menteng, he heads a team meeting the medical needs of around 650 orangutans and 200 staff. About 150 of his young, hairy charges are playing around him as we chat.
22 June 2008
Nyaru Menteng - Borneo Orangutan Survival's rescue and rehabilitation centre in Indonesian Borneo - has recently welcomed the arrival of three young orangutans from West Kalimantan. All three (aged between 2-3 years) were confiscated from private households - victims of the illegal pet trade.
13 June 2008
The number of orangutans could fall by nearly 50 percent over the next decade due to habitat destruction and human-animal conflicts, according to estimates by the directorate general for forest protection and nature conservation.
3 November 2016
Following a long process to secure the rights to utilize parts of Salat Island in Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan, the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation in collaboration with the local community have been granted permission to establish an orangutan conservation area on Salat Island
10 November 2016
BOS Foundation Nyaru Menteng’s goal of utilising the Salat Nusa islands as a new pre-release area for rehabilitated orangutans has finally been achieved, with last week’s release of 12 Forest School graduates for the first time to Badak Kecil Island, in Pulang Pisau Regency, Central Kalimantan.
16 February 2017
The BOS Foundation strongly condemns the recent killing of an adult orangutan by 10 oil palm plantation workers in Kapuas, Central Kalimantan. This unfortunate event adds to the long list of conflicts between humans and orangutans within oil palm plantation areas.
6th April 2017
The Western focus on saving the endangered Borneo orang-utan from palm oil plantations overlooks the industry’s effect on indigenous communities and the climate change impact of the loss of peat forests.
BOS Foundation Deploys More Orangutans to Salat Pre-Release Island
April 11th 2017
24 October 2015
Forest fires have severely damaged or cleared large swathes of orangutan habitat across Kalimantan - help us buy emergency fire fighting equipment. SMS the word 'BOSA' to 0467 000 273 to donate.
4th September 2015
Right now our teams are fighting fires and preventing fire outbreaks. We need your
immediate support to halt fire and equip our teams with sufficient life saving fire-fighting equipment.