BOS Canada is an independent, registered Canadian charity (# 86282 4786 RR000) founded to support orangutan conservation and to raise awareness of the serious threats to orangutan survival. We are dedicated to protecting wild and rehabilitant orangutans and their native habitat. Activities in Canada focus on education and fundraising. The funds we raise primarily support orangutan protection in the field, in Indonesia and Malaysia, e.g., rescuing displaced wild orangutans, rehabilitating ex-captives to forest life, surveying and protecting existing orangutan populations and habitat, and conservation education. We operate entirely by dedicated volunteers, minimize administrative costs and ensure that the funds we raise reach the projects we support in the field.
Our Activities: Awareness, Education, and Support
• Support for orangutan conservation projects in habitat countries
• Support for research
• Community eduction
• Develop educational materials for schools
• Developing documentaries, photographs, articles, and books
• Local activities include public lectures, art shows, class visits
Where Your Donations Go:
• Orangutan and habitat conservation projects in the field
• Surveys to assess the viability of remaining wild orangutan populations
• Monitoring and protecting remaining wild orangutan populations
• Rehabilitating ex-captives to free forest life
• Rescuing threatened wild orangutans
• Providing educational programs in habitat countries
• Helping to reduce orangutan-human aggressive encounters
BOS Canada helps conservation projects working to protect orangutan forest habitat in Borneo and Sumatra and to stop the destructive impact of logging, clearing, and other development. Projects also fight poaching and help communities develop less destructive ways to gain income.
BOS Canada supports reintroduction projects that help rescue orangutans illegally held captive, restore their health, and help them develop the skills they need to resume independent forest life. Only after extensive acre and retraining are ex-captives returned to free forest life.