Orangutans need your help!
BOS Canada is an independent, registered Canadian charity (# 86282 4786 RR0001) 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.
Make a charitable donation
Adopt a wild orangutan
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.
Giving: planned/estate giving
WILLS & BEQUESTS
It’s not something anyone really wants to think about, but when it comes time to plan your estate consider a bequest to BOS Canada. It’s one of the most effective ways to continue supporting orangutan conservation for years to come.
It’s Your Decision
Your will is an important document. In fact, it may be one of the most important documents you ever prepare. It gives you a chance to decide where your assets will go after your death. If you prepare a will, those causes that were important to you during your lifetime will continue to receive your support. A properly prepared will is a legal document that will ensure that your wishes are respected.
If you plan to include BOS Canada in your will, the correct legal name for the organization is Borneo Orangutan Society, Canada and our address 74 Boultbee Ave., Toronto ON M4J1B1 Canada. Our registered charity number is # 86282 4786 RR0001.
Below is some suggested wording that you can use in your will:
For a Fixed Amount:
“I will give to Borneo Orangutan Society Canada of 74 Boultbee Ave., Toronto ON M4J1B1 Canada the sum of $ ____________ to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Borneo Orangutan Society Canada shall, at its discretion, determine.”
For a Percentage of the Estate:
“I will give to Borneo Orangutan Society Canada of 74 Boultbee Ave., Toronto ON M4J1B1 Canada, ________% of my estate to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Borneo Orangutan Society Canada shall, at its discretion, determine.”
For the Residue of the Estate:
“I will give to Borneo Orangutan Society Canada of74 Boultbee Ave., Toronto ON M4J1B1 Canada, the rest and residue of my estate to be used in such a manner as the Board of Directors of Borneo Orangutan Society Canada shall, at its discretion, determine.”
Thank you for considering BOS Canada for inclusion in your will. If you’d like additional information, please contact the BOS Canada office:
Tel: 1 416 462 1039
Fax: 1 416 487 6851