Orang-utan conservation is important to keep the approximate 50,000 orangutans left in the wild able to breed and live amongst their native jungle homes. Orangtans are found in Asia, particularly Borneo and Sumatra, and are thought of as easy targets by hunters due to their large bodies. Orangutans share about 96% of human genes, making them incredibly intelligent and one of our closest relatives, however they are still in need of our help.
Threats to orangutans include deforestation, habitat loss, illegal trade and hunting. If you wish to support orangutan conservation then act as a volunteer and support conservation efforts in these areas of Southeast Asia. Volunteer with orangutans and you will contribute to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and captured orangutans and in turn help to recreate a sustainable living environment for them. Volunteers are also needed to help with every day tasks such as cleaning enclosures, bathing the animals if they are unable to do so, prepare meals, etc…
If volunteering with orangutans sounds like something you would be interested in then why not check out our orangutan conservation product listings and contact someone that can help you with a placement.
Join this once in a lifetime experience combining orangutan conservation with an excursion to the fascinating Iban tribes in Batang Ai National Park.
Volunteer at the award-winning Orangutan Volunteer Centre in beautiful Borneo and help protect these increasingly rare, beautiful animals.
Venture into the jungle to teach indigenous tribes, conserve marine life and hot foot it across to the Philippines to summit the Bulusan Volcano and help with island reforestation.
Many of Indonesia’s injured and illegally traded wildlife find a safe haven at this rescue center. Help aid with their rehabilitation and spend time teaching basic English.
Work with International Animal Rescue on the rehabilitation of Indonesia’s beautiful orangutans
Work on enrichment with captive orangutans and sun bears at the world renowned Samboja Lestari rescue centre.
Learn the life of a zookeeper on our amazing animal care internship in Malaysia. Work with over 1000 animals of 100 different species at the second largest zoo in the country.
Join this fantastic once in a lifetime experience where you will be able to work alongside both orang-utans and sun bears in East Kalimantan’s stunning Samboja Lestari Forest.
Volunteer in Indonesia and help care for orangutans, sun bears, monkeys, crocodiles, and a wide range of birds at a wildlife rescue centre in Indonesia.
Care for orangutans in the lush surroundings of Malaysia. Learn about animal protection and work closely with these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat!