About Us

Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that was established on July 4, 1991 in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan (Indonesia). The organization’s vision is to preserve the forest to welfare the people for its present and future generations by focusing on research, education and conservation of orangutans, other wildlife, and its habitat in tropical rainforest.

ASAP Species That We Work On

What We Do

To conserve the forests, orangutans and other wildlife – Yayorin creates some programs through research, education, conservation, and cooperate with local communities:

  • REASON (Raise Education to Save Orangutan and Nature)
  • BCP (Belantikan Conservation Program)
  • CFC (Community Forest Carbon)
  • HOPE (Help Orangutan Through People Empowerment)

It is estimated that only about 22% of the orangutan population was in the protected areas while the majority (78%) were found outside protected areas (production forest areas and areas for other uses). Unfortunately, the protection management of orangutans outside protected areas are lacking even though Bornean orangutans are included in the endangered species (IUCN).

Orangutan as one of ASAP species is an umbrella species that plays an important role in the rainforest ecosystem sustainable. Since its establishment in 1991, Yayorin has worked in 4 districts i.e. West Kotawaringin, Lamandau, Sukamara and Seruyan. There are two protected areas for orangutan protection and their habitat here (Tanjung Puting National Park and Lamandau Wildlife Reserve). Yayorin views that the threat to a denser population (outside of protected areas) is still very less. Therefore, we conduct some research, education and conservation activities to support protecting orangutans, wildlife and tropical rainforests as their habitat, both around (buffer zones) and outside protected areas.

The threat to orangutans, especially outside protected areas, continues to increase due to deforestation, land degradation and land conversion to palm oil plantations and mining. The involvement of various parties is needed to protect orangutans, wildlife and their habitat. To do these, Yayorin has environmental education for communities in remote villages, local schools, government agencies and private sector in 4 districts. One of Yayorin's biggest programs to protect orangutans and their habitats is through the Belantikan Conservation Program (BCP) in Hulu Belantikan, Lamandau Distrik. Hulu Belantikan is one of the lowland forest areas (outside protected area) which has high biodiversity of rainforests and is a habitat for Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)) and Bornean banteng (Bos javanicus lowi).

Where We Work

Central Kalimantan Province, Indonesia

  • West Kotawaringin District
  • Lamandau District
  • Sukamara District
  • Seruyan District

Contact Details

Blk. I, Pasir Panjang, Kec. Arut Sel., Kabupaten Kotawaringin Barat, Kalimantan Tengah 74181, Indonesia

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