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Orangutan Conservation

With over three decades of research experience, Borneo Futures is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge methods to expand the scope and improve the impact of orangutan conservation methods.


Orangutan Translocation


Our team promotes a nuanced understanding of orangutan translocation that acknowledges the importance of orangutan rehabilitation as part of law enforcement in the event of illegal wildlife trade or poaching but holds the strong belief that wild-to-wild translocation undermines the survival of both metapopulations in fragmented landscapes and the species.


Community-led Conservation


Borneo Futures is piloting new approaches to orangutan conservation that are scalable, community-led, and sustainable in the absence of external intervention, building towards the use of Interspecies Money ( or other new financing mechanisms. Our research has identified that traditional approaches are too time-consuming and cannot generate sufficient widescale impact to address the current rate of orangutan population decline.


Orangutan Management in Modified Landscapes


Species mapping by our core scientists has shown that more than half of orangutans live outside of protected forests, in human-dominated, modified landscapes. As part of our commitment to orangutan protection and conservation, we aim to understand how orangutans behave in different modified landscapes to inform more efficient land management and species conservation efforts outside protected areas.

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