The BOS Foundation currently cares for more than 700 orangutans within Nyaru Menteng in Central Kalimantanand Samboja Lestari in East Kalimantan.
BOS Foundation was founded in 1991, and during the last 3 years we have released 167 orangutans into safe natural habitat. In Central Kalimantan we have focused our orangutan reintroductions in the Bukit Batikap Conservation Forest and in East Kalimantan within the Kehje Sewen forest. This is a positive situation, nevertheless we are facing several problems yet to be solved.
Looking for an ideal forest into which we can release orangutans into is no simple matter either. The forest areas need to fulfill several criteria such as altitude, food availability, be secured from plans of exploration and exploitation, have a minimum or zero wild orangutan population and be a distance from human populations. Once one has located such an area, the BOS Foundation is not automatically able to release orangutans.