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Orangutan Boncel is translocated for the second time as his habitat decreases

14th January 2021

West Kalimantan, Indonesia: A combined team from the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Kalbar) and International Animal Rescue (IAR) Indonesia has saved a single adult male orangutan for the second time. He was given the name Boncel when he was first... read more »

Five orangutans formerly kept in captivity as pets in West Borneo are returned to freedom in the rainforest

17th December 2020

Five orangutans released back into the wild in West Borneo had previously all been rescued from captivity after their mothers had been killed so that their babies could be captured and sold as pets.Prior to their release, the orphaned orangutans had spent years undergoing rehabilitation at an... read more »

Five Year Old orangutan saved from life as a pet

9th December 2020

For the second time within the space of one month, the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) in West Kalimantan, Conservation Area Section 1 (SKW) Ketapang, worked together with the IAR Indonesia team to save an orangutan being kept as a pet in Senduruhan... read more »

IAR Indonesia thanks the groups and individuals who support its award-winning conservation work

23rd October 2020

Earlier in October 2020, thanks to the hard work of all involved, IAR Indonesia was honoured for its innovative and holistic approach to saving wildlife and natural habitats, particularly in West Kalimantan. The award was given by the BBVA Foundation in Spain in the category of biodiversity for “an... read more »

Karmele Llano Sanchez is Honoured with Prestigious Award

15th October 2020

We are delighted to announce that Karmele Llano Sanchez, Program Director of International Animal Rescue (IAR) Indonesia, alongside local authorities, has been honoured with an award from the BBVA Foundation in the 15th edition of their Biodiversity Conservation Awards.Working with the Ministry of... read more »

The Natural Resources Conservation Agency and IAR Indonesia rescue a baby orangutan 

18th September 2020

A baby orangutan that was being kept illegally as a pet in a small wooden crate has been rescued from a remote rural village in West Borneo The little female named Covita was removed by the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) of the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA), supported by a team from IAR... read more »

Critically endangered slow lorises take final steps to freedom in the Indonesian rainforest

26th August 2020

On 8 August 2020, the team at IAR Indonesia transported 10 Critically Endangered Javan slow lorises to the Mount Sawal Wildlife Reserve (SMGS) in Ciamis, West Java. Here they will undergo habituation before their complete release into the rainforest. The lorises must pass through the habituation... read more »


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