Feature – Orangutan Land Trust


Orangutan Land Trust
Orangutans are classified as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in the Red List of Threatened Species(version 2022-1)
  • Sumatran Orangutan (Pongo abelii) – Critically Endangered *
  • Bornean Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) – Critically Endangered *
  • Tapanuli Orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis) – Critically Endangered *

About OLT

Orangutan Land Trust (OLT) works to enable sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild. The main objective is to ensure safe areas of forests are maintained for orangutans to live safely and freely. This is achieved via three key strategies:

      • 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 appropriate and responsible partnerships to deliver tangible outcomes on the ground

Examples of the aims of Orangutan Land Trust include:

      • Protecting existing orangutan habitat, especially that which contains significant populations of orangutans
      • Finding, surveying and securing permanent release sites, and river island rehabilitation and sanctuary sites for rescued and rehabilitated orangutans not suitable for total release into the wild, such as those with chronic disease or disabilities.
      • Finding, surveying and securing new forest sites for the use of orangutans undergoing the rehabilitation process.
      • Providing infrastructure for above sites, such as security posts, feeding platforms, fencing, etc
      • Taking measures to protect these sites indefinitely
      • Forest rangers/anti-logging operations/fire-fighting efforts in orangutan habitat
      • Creating wildlife corridors
      • Reforestation and regeneration activities
      • Education, outreach and empowerment in communities living in orangutan habitat areas to protect these areas.

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.

Its Board of Trustees includes leaders in academia, business, wildlife conservation and sustainability and all potential NGO partners in the field are assessed in regards to previous successful outcomes, their expertise, and transparency.

Through such partners, OLT have recently supported biodiversity surveys, acquisition of land for a forest school for orphaned orangutans, legal assistance in cases where land has been illegally cleared, leasing and management of islands for sanctuary of orangutans, fire-fighting and prevention, forest and peat-land restoration,  and releases of orangutans.

(photos by Orangutan Land Trust)

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This team and their vital work needs your help.

So what can you do to help?


… the answer is a great deal … and all of it would make a difference …

 Read more about the OLT team’s work …
Visit OLT 
 Donate to OLT directly …
Visit OLT Donations 
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… and just as important … tell everyone you know  …

… please tweet, re-tweet, share, post, re-post, and tag … telling as many people as you can about the dedication and vital work of the Orangutan Land Trust team …

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