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Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wild orangutans and their rainforest habitat. It was founded by Dr. Birute Galdikas and former husband Rod Brindamour in 1986. The couple started the project to study the ecology and behavior of wild orangutans. The focus later turned towards conservation, protection, rehabilitation, and education of orangutans.

Camp Leakey is where the research on orangutans is conducted and also where rehabilitated orangutans are released. Camp Leaky is located within Tanjung Puting National Park. OFI also runs the Orangutan Care Center and Quarantine (OCCQ) facility which is home to 330 displaced orangutans, and helps manage the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, where ex-captive orangutans were released into the wild. Their facilities provide employment to many local Indonesians which also helps the local economy.

The Orangutan Foundation International’s mission is to: Support protection, conservation, and understanding about orangutans and their natural habitat while caring for orphaned orangutans and helping them make the transition back into the rain forest. The OFI also educates the public and the government about orangutans, rain forest, and the issues around conservation and protection of the apes and their environment.


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