The Animal Protection Agency Foundation was set up to carry out, or commission, research into the impacts of the wildlife trade on individual animals, biodiversity and the natural environment, as well as the risks of infectious disease transmission between wildlife and people. The Foundation conducts awareness raising programmes on all issues concerning the trade in wild animals as pets.
International Animal Rescue is proud to help fund this work and support the objectives of APA.
BDMLR is an organisation dedicated to the rescue and well-being of all marine animals in distress around the UK. Our chief executive Alan Knight is Chairman of BDMLR.
Our work in India rescuing dancing bears was done in collaboration with Free the Bears and Wildlife SOS. Together, we rescued over 600 bears and wiped the dancing bear industry out, retraining the Kalendar tribespeople in new trades so they had a way to earn money without exploiting animals. Free the Bears do wonderful work with Sun Bears and Moon Bears across Asia.
Orangutan Outreach has been of invaluable support to our work in Indonesia, raising funds and awareness for us through an extensive adoption programme.
The Orangutan Project is based in Australia and co-funds some of our work in Indonesia, such as paying for the new forest enclosure for the rescued baby orangutans.
Pro Wildlife is a German charity dedicated to the conservation of wildlife, with a particular focus on primates. Pro Wildlife have kindly provided funds for our slow loris project in Indonesia, helping to cover the costs of food, medicine and cage construction. In 2018 Pro Wildlife began funding our orangutan project in Ketapang, Indonesia.
The East Sussex WRAS is run by Trevor Weeks MBE and offers a front line rescue service to help people who find sick, injured and orphaned wildlife across East Sussex. We are very proud to be associated with these hardworking people, and due to the proximity of our headquarters, will often call upon Trevor and his team to rescue an injured animal in the area.
In conjunction with International Animal Rescue and Free the Bears, Wildlife SOS was instrumental in eradicating the dancing bear industry in India. Co-founders Kartick and Geeta run the bear sanctuaries in Agra and Bannerghatta for us, and rescue all manner of wildlife on a daily basis, from snakes to cattle to wild cats.