Orangutan Organizations

Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, Indonesia (BOS) (Yayasan Penyelamatan Orangutan Borneo)
Indonesia-based non-profit NGO, dedicated to the protection of orangutans and their habitat through the involvement of local people. Focus: orangutan rehabilitation and reintroduction, protection of wild orangutans and other native wildlife, local education and development.

Orangutan Conservancy
American nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of orangutans and their habitat. Provides funding and other support to projects throughout Malaysia and Indonesia.

Orangutan Foundation International
Orangutan NGO in the USA, UK, and Indonesia.

Sumatran Orangutan Society
NGO dedicated to the conservation of the Sumatran orangutans and their habitat.

Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme
A collaborative programme of the PanEco Foundation, working with the Indonesian Government’s Department of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation PHKA, Yayasan Ekosistem Lestari YEL (Foundation for a Sustainable Ecosystem) and the Frankfurt Zoological Society, to facilitate orangutan reintroduction, research, habitat protection and environmental education.

si Orangutan.
Indonesian website for orangutan information (media INFORMASI, PUBLIKASI dan DISKUSI mengenai peneltian orangutan dan habitatnya)

Other Great Ape and Primate Organizations

Ape Alliance
A.P.E.S database
Gibbon Conservation Alliance
GRASP – Great Apes Survival Project
The Gorilla Journal
IUCN Primate Specialist Group
International Primate Protection League
Jane Goodall Institute
Orangutan Foundation International
Primate Conservation, Inc.
Primate Society of Great Britain
The Silvery Gibbon Project (Inc.)
Wild Chimpanzee Foundation

Primate Centers

Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
International Association for Primate Refuges and Sanctuaries:
Washington Regional Primate Research Center
Pan African Sanctuary Alliance

Resources for Study of Orangutans and Other Apes

Orangutan Network
Information site in support of orangutan fieldworkers, to facilitate meaningful comparisons across orangutan populations.

Primate Education Network
A community and collaboration platform for primate educators worldwide.

Primate Info Net at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
An on-line library and information center covering news about great apes and other primates.

Online searchable database for primatology literature, from 1940 to the present.

The Orangutan Sanctuary
Resources for the study of orangutans and their habitat.


People and Wildlife
A communication forum for human-wildlife conflict issues providing: innovative approaches to resolving conflicts, exchange of information between field projects, and a network among experts, managers,institutions and the people affected. See also

IUCN/SSC Great Ape Specialist Group Publications

Great Ape and Primate Health

Offers veterinary resources on a broad range of topics. A primates section is provided.

Great Ape Health Monitoring Unit (GAHMU)
Also see the conference where GAHMU was established.

Global Mammal Parasite Database
Includes an overview of all parasites described for primates.

GRASP – Great Apes Survival Project
Ape Alliance
Wildlife Conservation Society
Société de Pathologie Exotique (including information on Ebola)


Google Earth
Indonesian Fire Maps
Sumatra deforestation: Puts precise maps of deforestation over Sumatra, using Google Earth

Indonesian Forests and Natural Resources

Global Forest Watch: Indonesia’s Forests in Brief
U.N.: Natural Resource Aspects of Sustainable Development in Indonesia

Journals and Other Publications

The complete orangutan food list (2007).

African Primates
American Journal of Physical Anthropology
American Journal of Primatology
Asian Primates Newsletter
Asian Primates Journal
Folia Primatologica
International Journal of Primatology
Journal of Medical Primatology
Laboratory Primate Newsletter
Lemur News
Neotropical Primates
Primate Conservation
Primate Report
Vietnamese Journal of Primatology

Professional Societies

American Association of Physical Anthropologists
American Society of Primatologists
Asociación Mexicana de Primatología
Asociación Primatológica Española
Associação Portuguesa de Primatologia
Associazione Primatologica Italiana
Australasian Primatological Society
European Federation for Primatology
Gesellschaft für Primatologie
Indonesian Primatological Association
International Primatological Society
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology — Dept. of Primatology
Primate Society of Great Britain
Primate Society of Japan
Scottish Primate Research Group
Sociedade Brasileira de Primatologia
Société Francophone de Primatologie
South East Asian Primatological Association