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News - January 2014

IAR’s Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is the first facility in Asia to be accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS)

31st January 2014
Young orangutan in IAR's rescue and rehabilitation centre

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognised organisation providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries and rescue/rehabilitation centres, has announced that IAR’s Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Indonesia has achieved GFAS... read more »

IAR Trichy holds free anti-rabies vaccination camp

27th January 2014

As a gesture of service to the nation, on 26 January, Republic Day of India, IAR Trichy conducted a free Anti-Rabies Vaccination Camp on the clinic’s campus.The vaccines were sponsored by Indian Immunological, a company well known in the field of vaccine production.The turnout was very encouraging... read more »

IAR'S TEAM IN INDONESIA CARRIES OUT THE FIRST ORANGUTAN RESCUE OF 2014

16th January 2014
Kaliba after he had been sedated

Our Human-Orangutan Conflict team in Indonesia have carried out their first rescue operation of 2014. On 12th January they rescued a male orangutan in Kali Baru, roughly 7km from the IAR Orangutan Centre in Sei Awan. The team have named him Kaliba.There had been a number of sightings of the... read more »

HELEN AND SANTA FIND FREEDOM IN THE FOREST IN 2014

13th January 2014

Last week we reported four orangutans rescued from devastated rainforests in Western Borneo have been returned to freedom thanks to a team from International Animal Rescue (IAR) in Indonesia. The orangutans had all been rescued by IAR’s team and spent time at IAR’s orangutan rehabilitation centre... read more »

IAR takes pedal-powered cinema to Borneo to spread the word about orangutan conservation

13th January 2014

International Animal Rescue is taking an exciting new tool to Indonesia this week in support of its work protecting orangutans in Borneo. This week we are delivering a pedal-powered cinema to our team in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) to help raise awareness among local communities of the... read more »

Orangutans Ael and Sukma released back into the forest

9th January 2014

In October we rescued Ael, a wild orangutan who was caught by villagers in a remote part of West Borneo.  Six men had wrestled her to the ground and tied her down. Ael found herself in the midst of an excited crowd who were taunting her as she struggled to break free. Fortunately one of the... read more »

THREE BEARS RESCUED FROM NEPAL ENJOY THEIR FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM

6th January 2014
Two of the bears enjoying their first taste of freedom

Three dancing bears rescued from wildlife traders at the end of last year have started the New Year by enjoying their first taste of freedom. The bears were rescued on the India-Nepal border by IAR’s partners Wildlife SOS and taken to the Agra Bear Sanctuary, managed by WSOS with financial support... read more »

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