About Us

Yayorin (Yayasan Orangutan Indonesia) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) whose main activities focus on research, education and conservation of orangutans and other wildlife, as well as tropical rain forests as their habitat.

Yayorin was established on July 4, 1991 in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan (Indonesia) with the vision of “forest preservation for the welfare of people today and future generations.”

Through its activities, Yayorin believes in the empowerment of local communities living around the forest and the ability of these communities to manage their own forests and natural resources. In addition, Yayorin also tries to promote orangutan conservation through environmental education efforts such as visiting remote villages, local schools and government agencies, as well as developing educational programs that can bring real benefits to local residents.