Orangutan Tree Project

Rebuilding forests, saving orangutans lives, and helping reduce climate change.

Tree Project

Field Conservation

For just $3, the cost of a cup of coffee, you can help create a forest, a home to 500 orangutans.

Orangutan Tree Project is a partnership between You, GLOBIO and Yayasan IAR Indonesia, to create real-world change one tree at a time.

$3 Can Turn This....

Into this!

Over the next decade here is how You, GLOBIO, and Yayasan IARI will do that by…

  • Planting 750,000 tropical rainforest trees.
  • Giving 500 Orangutans and other unique species a new tropical rainforest home.
  • Employing local villagers to collect seeds, nurture seedlings, and plant and protect new forest.
  • Limiting climate changing by ensuring carbon stays sequestered beneath this new forest in the peat, not released into our atmosphere.
  • Trapping more carbon and other gases by growing 750,000 tropical rainforest trees.
  • Engaging people globally to learn and donate.

New Forest, New Home

Deforestation and fires across Borneo have stripped orangutans of their forest homes. That damage, is horrific, but not irreparable. One tree at a time we can rebuild the forest home of orangutans and safeguard damaging carbon from being released into the Earth’s atmosphere — and you play a critical part, by donating a tree, gifting a tree, or engaging your class or organization to take up the challenge. To give the forest and orangutans a fresh start, the Orangutan Tree Project will plant and nurture 12,500 seedlings per hectare each year to begin restoring what was lost. In total, the project will plant 750,000 native seedlings over the next 10 years.

The tropical peat swamp forest You help GLOBIO and Yayasan IARI build, in West Kalimantan Borneo, will restore over 1,500 hectares (3,700 acres) of native forest destroyed in the horrific fires of 2015 — A new forest, a new home to over 500 wild and orphaned Critically Endangered Bornean orangutans and other key species. This is peat swamp forest contains megatons of sequestered carbon that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, contributing significantly to global climate change. Each tree costs just $3 US from seed to seedling. This includes protection for two years by dedicated Orangutan Tree Project team members, until the seedling reaches 2 meters (6-7 feet) tall and begins shading out invasive grasses.

Orangutan Tree Project Educational Resources

Orangutan in the ForestIn addition to the critical work on the ground GLOBIO is creating as series of learning resources, including videos, educator’s Learning Activity Guides, and web information, about orangutans, peat swamps, climate change and more. Discover that growing range of OTP resources

Orangutan Tree Project

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