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News - March 2009

Illegal trapper caught in Malta

24th March 2009

A policeman has been slightly injured by an illegal bird trapper trying to evade capture in Malta. The man threatened the policeman with a glass bottle and then bit him in an effort to escape. A second man who intervened was also arrested. Signs of spring in Malta and the more clement weather have... read more »

UK volunteers Helen and Chris complete a day's dogwalking marathon

17th March 2009

UK volunteers Helen Partridge and Chris Wills have successfully completed an entire day's dogwalking at our centre in Goa to raise funds for the animals there. The pair set themselves the challenge as their last big effort to help International Animal Rescue before leaving the centre at the end of... read more »

International Animal Rescue investigation helps to catch wildlife smuggler in Indonesia

13th March 2009

An investigation by International Animal Rescue in Indonesia has led to the arrest of a wildlife smuggler at Soekarno Hatta airport in Jakarta. IAR's investigator had been tipped off by an informant that some animals were due to be smuggled to Saudi Arabia over a weekend at the beginning of March... read more »

IAR supports raid on illegal traders in Jakarta

12th March 2009

International Animal Rescue is one of several NGOs to have supported a successful police raid on an animal market in Jakarta. The raid by the Indonesian government's quick response unit, locally known as SPORC, led to the arrest of four traders dealing in tiger skins and body parts in Rawabening... read more »

IAR supports police raids in Indonesia

4th March 2009

International Animal Rescue in Indonesia is lending its full support to the national police force in its efforts to hunt down members of syndicates involved in the trade in endangered species in the country. The police action follows the arrests in Jakarta last week of five such traders. Also... read more »

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