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News - April 2014

Orangutan Rescue Centre News - Island update and new office

8th April 2014

A few months back we purchased a piece of land adjacent to the centre. An excavator was brought in to make this area into a 6.7 hectares island. Our volunteer group has been working incredibly hard building feeding towers and bridges around the island and erecting over 400 wooden poles for an... read more »

IAR joins calls for Hong Kong to outlaw ivory

3rd April 2014

As part of the Asia for Animals coalition, IAR has joined calls for the Hong Kong government to enact “an urgent, comprehensive and lasting ban on ivory sales” in the Special Administrative Region.The letter applauds the government “for taking a brave step in January 2014 by committing to the... read more »

Orangutan "Kaliba" released into a protected forest in Ketapang.

2nd April 2014

In early March the IAR team in West Kalimantan released an orangutan, "Kaliba", who had been rescued in January from a coconut plantation in Kali Baru, near the IAR orangutan centre in Ketapang. You can see details of Kaliba's rescue here.This orangutan had reportedly been entering local... read more »

A thank you to our fantastic volunteers at Ketapang

1st April 2014

Huge thanks to the fantastic volunteers at our orangutan rescue centre in Ketapang. Our volunteers work really hard to ensure the well being of nearly hundred orangutans at the centre.Recent groups in particular have made an incredible contribution to the creation of an artificial island, soon to... read more »

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