BOSF History

1991

In coordination with the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, Tropenbos in Balikpapan established the Orangutan Conservation Project.

1994

The Balikpapan Orangutan Society was founded.

1998

The Balikpapan Orangutan Society was re-founded with a new name: The Balikpapan Orangutan Survival Foundation.

1999

The Balikpapan Orangutan Survival Foundation signed a MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, represented by the Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation.

2003

The Balikpapan Orangutan Survival Foundation was renamed the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation.