Last updated 2020

The orangutan is critically endangered, with numbers having almost halved in the last century. Logging, palm oil production and pollution are all having a devastating impact on orangutans in Borneo and Sumatra, forcing them out of their natural habitats.

This is why it’s so important to carefully research any trip to see orangutans. Choosing an ethical tour operator and deciding whether you want to see orangutans in the wild or at a rehabilitation centre can have a direct impact on the conservation of this primate.

So here’s your guide to all things orangutan — from where to see them, how to help protect them and even how to volunteer with them. The time is now to save the majestic, magical orangutan.

Authors
Tamara Thiessen, Ashley Leiman and Jan Schmidt-Burbach
Editors
Karam Filfilan
Destinations Destinations
Borneo

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