All money raised from Orangutan Foundation trips, over and above ground costs, are channelled back into the local community where they are used in our education, rehabilitation and conservation programmes.
As we actively work to protect the habitat of the orangutan, we are very aware of the importance of environmental responsibility. Our work in Tanjung Puting National Park includes the protection of the Park from illegal loggers and miners. We work in the UK to inform the public about the importance of obtaining wood and other materials from sustainable sources. As an office we recycle all reusable materials and make sure all projects we fund follow our ethos.
Our work in Central Kalimantan involves the employment of over 100 local Indonesians, including research assistants, carers and managers. We also fund police patrols that evict illegal loggers and miners from the National Park. With regards to the Trips we run, we employ local people and source food and equipment locally thus providing a sustainable source of income for the local community.