OuTrop is an NGO based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. OuTrop works to protect the peat-swamps of Sabangau Forest, home to the world’s largest orangutan population and an abundance of other incredible wildlife.
OuTrop has worked in Sabangau since 1999. In partnership with local communities, they have surveyed orangutans across this vast landscape, documented rampant illegal logging, supported habitat protection units, equipped fire-fighting teams, re-wetted the swamp to prevent fire replanted degraded areas, supported community livelihood projects, and trained large numbers of local people to lead conservation and research projects. OuTrop is currently involved in fighting the fire storm engulfing Kalimantan.