Österreichische Freunde zur Rettung
der Orangutans
und des Regenwaldes helfen BOS

BOS ist die weltweit größte sowie die einzige von der indonesischen Regierung unterstützte Organisation zum Schutz der unmittelbar vom Aussterben bedrohten Orangutans und ihres Lebensraumes Regenwald. Werden keine effektiveren Maßnahmen getroffen, wird der Orangutan nach Expertenmeinung spätenstens in den nächsten 10 Jahren ausgestorben sein. Aufgrund der äußert schwierigen wirtschaftlichen Lage in Indonesien wird dieses Rettungsprojekt primär durch ausländische Hilfeleistungen unterstützt. Mit BOS Austria leistet Österreich einen weiteren Beitrag zum internationalen Artenschutz.

BOS (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, founder: Dr. Willie Smits) is an Indonesian non-profit foundation with many sister organizations around the world, audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and working under an official agreement with the Ministry of Forestry for the conservation of orangutans and their ecosystem through the involvement of local people. BOS is presently running the worlds largest primate conservation project, has more than 200 permanent staff with expertise in biodiversity issues (flora and fauna), forest rehabilitation, forest inventory and monitoring (through its company PT SarVision Indonesia), agroforestry to improve local peoples welfare, education and extension activities, and working with orangutans and other protected wildlife. BOS has worked for orangutan issues since 1991, has bought thousands of acres of land to become new eternal nature reserves owned by BOS, and assisted in the confiscation of more than one thousand orangutans and their reintroduction to the wild.

BOS has been given support letters by the Ministry of Forestry and the Central Kalimantan Government, based upon all the survey and preparatory work, to offer the establishment of the "Mawas" reserve to potential partners. For the last one and a half years BOS has been monitoring the Mawas area by means of radar technology with its own experts and publishing this information on the internet through an in house developed Web GIS. Besides the monitoring and survey activities BOS has prepared a field program which was done amongst others through extensive consultations and socialization with all local people and institutions.

Alle BOS Länder Vertretungen weltweit:

  BOS Australia
  BOS Austria
  BOS Denmark
  BOS France
  BOS Germany
  BOS Indonesia
  BOS Netherlands
  BOS UK
  BOS USA

Weitere BOS Organisationen: Canada, Japan, Sumatra, Neuseeland, Belgien, Schweiz