Calendar of Events

Orang Utan Republik Foundation volunteers will be doing outreach, education, and fundraising events on a continuous basis in communities across the country and around the world.  This page will list those events that are open to the public so that you or your friends can learn more about and support OURF’s efforts to raise awareness in order to save the species.  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact us at  We can discuss various ways you can get involved to make a difference. 


INDONESIA - June 2024  


Event: OURF Ecotour to Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Borneo

Location: Jakarta to Pangkalan Bun and Tanjung Puting National Park

Date:  June 23 - June 30, 2024 (8 days/7 nights)

Description of Event: OURF President Dr. Gary Shapiro will host a small ecotour group to visit Tanjung Puting National Park.  Besides visiting the locations where Shapiro conducted orangutan and river research in the late 1970s and 1980s, the ecotour will be an opportunity to support the Orangutan Caring Scholarship program. For more information and to sign up, visit

Contact Rosa through WhatsApp at (+62)81325252454 or Gary at to book your place and for additional answers to your questions.  UPDATE: the 2024 Ecotour is filled!

INDONESIA - June & July 2024  

OCS 2024

Event: 2024 Orangutan Caring Scholarship Ceremonies

Location: Medan, Pontianak, Samarinda, Palangka Raya, Indonesia

Date:  June 19, 20; July 3, 5, 2024

Description of Event: The Orang Utan Republik Foundation President Gary Shapiro will be honoring 30 students representing 5 orangutan-range provinces for the 2024 Orangutan Caring Scholarships. This program, now in its 19th year, is in association with the Indonesian implementing organizations: Orangutan Information Center, Yayasan Palung, Center for Orangutan Protection and Borneo Nature Foundation and numerous universities.  The ceremonies will be livesteamed on OURF's Instagram account (if technology allows).  


Out of the Cage Book cover

Event: "Out of the Cage" Book Launch and Signing

Location: To Be Announced

Date:  October 19, 2024 (date and time to be announced)

Description of Event:  Dr. Gary Shapiro's book, "Out of the Cage" will be released on October 19th and plans to have a book launch and signing in the Los Angeles area.  More information will be posted in the coming weeks. For more information contact


Pongo Awards

Event: 10th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards & OURF's Fundraiser

Location: To Be Announced

Date:  November 16 or 17, 2024 (date and time to be announced)

Description of Event: The Orang Utan Republik Foundation plans to hold the 10th Annual Pongo Environmental Awards and Fundraiser during mid-November. The Award ceremony will also be Livestreamed for those who cannot be in attendance. More information will be posted when available.

INTERNATIONAL - November 2024

OCW 2024

Event: Orangutan Caring Week

Location: Globally- local events TBA

Date:  November 10-16, 2024

Description of Event: A week set aside for orangutans. more at