Why Support

By participating in the Body Fit Challenge you'll not only improve your strength and fitness, you'll also be helping to save Critically Endangered orangutans

Orangutans are one of our closest living relatives sharing 97% of our DNA. They are extremely intelligent, sentient persons that sadly are under grave threat. 

Existing only on the Southeast Asian islands of Sumatra and Borneo, all three species of the orangutan are listed as Critically Endangered. Ongoing habitat loss, poaching and the impacts of climate change has brought the orangutan to the brink of extinction.

Unless we take drastic action now, extinction in the wild is likely in the next 10 years for Sumatran orangutans and soon after for Bornean orangutans.

Your participation in the Body Fit Challenge will help raise critical funds to support orangutan conservation efforts including securing, restoring and patrolling habitat; rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orphaned and injured orangutans; and educating and empowering local indigenous communities in conservation initiatives. 

It’s part of our holistic approach to orangutan conservation that aims to increase the number of wild orangutans under The Orangutan Project’s permanent protection to 8,000, to ensure sufficient numbers of each orangutan species survive indefinitely.  

Find out more about our conservation projects at www.theorangutanproject.org/projects-overview

The Orangutan Project

The Orangutan Project was established in 1998 with a key mission; to ensure that endangered wild orangutan species are protected against extinction and will continue to live in secure populations for generations to come.

Today, The Orangutan Project is a dynamic, fast-growing and successful non-profit organisation that has raised over $25 million to support a wide range of critical projects that address the holistic problem facing fragmented orangutan populations - including fighting deforestation and habitat loss at the highest level.

The projects funded by The Orangutan Project not only include direct orangutan conservation - such as orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release programs - but also forest habitat protection and regeneration, education, research and local community partnerships.

Find out more at www.theorangutanproject.org

Achievements for Orangutans

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, in 2021-22 we achieved the following outcomes

To find out more about our conservation achievements, download our latest Impact Report

Join our community of passionate supporters and help save the Critically Endangered orangutan