Sumatran Orangutan Society

Beyond Survival: A Bright Future for Orangutans.

Orangutans are clinging to survival in shrinking patches of forest. If the rainforest disappears, so will they. With your help, we can change the fate of orangutans, forests and communities in Sumatra, and realise our vision of wild orangutans thriving in safe forests.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1158711)

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Championed by The Reed Foundation


  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind
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Rainforests in Sumatra are under immense and mounting threat. Driven by economic pressures, they are being cleared to make way for farmlands, logging, renewable energy projects, mining and roads. Orangutan populations are left fragmented and isolated as roads and plantations carve up the forest. This causes conflict with local communities when the stranded orangutans are forced to resort to raiding crops.


Our conservation greenprint has three branches, which together offer a lifeline to wild orangutans: PROTECT - We will keep intact forests standing through conservation solutions that benefit both people and wildlife. CONNECT - We will create and protect forest corridors to stop orangutans becoming isolated. RESTORE - We will reclaim and restore land for wildlife, giving orangutans space to thrive in healthy, protected forests.

  • I know that the donations I give are reaching where they need to and making a positive difference.

    — SOS donor

  • I used to have to travel from market to market to sell fruit and vegetables to support my family. Now I can plant native trees on my land by the forest and earn a living by helping the environment.

    — SOS beneficiary