At the Orangutan Land Trust, we are focused on the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild.
We are dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and safeguarding of forested regions in areas where orangutans naturally live or have historically lived. Our primary objective is to secure designated forest habitats that are safe for orangutans.
Our overall mission is to enable sustainable solutions that ensure safe areas of forest for the continued survival of the orangutan.
Human activities, in particular deforestation, poaching and wildfires – have been catastrophic for orangutans and lead to the loss of orangutan habitats and the decline of orangutan populations. But despite being critically endangered, the orangutan is still alive and kicking! Thus, there still is time to implement holistic but strict solutions to halt the loss of orangutan habitats and the decline of orangutan populations.
Our Three Key Strategies
We focus on three key strategies in our work enabling sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild.
Encourage policy makers to develop and implement strong policies and to uphold existing laws that contribute to orangutan conservation.
Support in-country initiatives and efforts to help deliver their aims
Develop approriate and responsible partnerships to deliver tangible outcomes on the ground.
The Orangutan Land Trust is backed by a Scientific Advisory Board made up of some of the best minds working in orangutan and forest conservation. They represent a number of disciplines and specialties, and a range of regions throughout Malaysia and Indonesia. In this way, Orangutan Land Trust can consider where the greatest needs and best possible outcomes can be found, backed by sound science. Its Board of Trustees includes leaders in academia, business, wildlife conservation and sustainability.