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News - October 2014

IAR rescues 3 year old Dio, a male orangutan with a bullet in his eye.

30th October 2014

On 28th October our rescue team accompanied by BKSDA (Forestry Dept) and The Police went to Desa Sukagaria, Marau where they rescued a 3-year-old male orangutan called Dio.The owner was keeping Dio as a pet, even though he knew that it is illegal to keep orangutans after he was made to surrender... read more »

IAR rescues 3 year old Joko, a male orangutan who was given cigarettes to smoke

29th October 2014

On Thursday October 23rd IAR’s orangutan centre in Ketapang received another orangutan, a three year old male named Joko. Bringing the total number of orangutans at the centre to 73Joko was being kept in the district Manis Mata. The local police responded quickly to the rescue after Joko’s... read more »

IAR’s team in Indonesia holds pioneering workshop in West Kalimantan to address the issue of human-orangutan conflict (HOC.)

23rd October 2014

On 15 September our team in Indonesia held the first ever workshop in West Kalimantan to discuss the issue of human-orangutan conflict (HOC). The purpose of the workshop was to increase the capacity of local government departments to mitigate human-orangutan conflict, focusing particularly on... read more »

IAR's orangutan rescue team is shocked at the condition of Bujing, the latest orangutan rescued

21st October 2014

Our IAR orangutan rescue team is being kept very busy with even more rescues. The forestry department (BKSDA) was made aware of the existence of a male orangutan in the region of Sungai Bengaras. Our team joined them on the long treacherous journey to collect the orangutan called Bujing. The team... read more »

Release of Peni - First Orangutan Release Ceremony held by Regional Government Officials

21st October 2014

For the first time an Orangutan Release Ceremony has been conducted at the IAR Orangutan Rescue and Conservation Centre in Ketapang, West Kalimantan in collaboration with the Government of Ketapang District and the Natural Resources Conservation Agency  (BKSDA.)The ceremony was performed on behalf... read more »

IAR rescue Bob the orangutan, who was kept in a small iron cage.

20th October 2014

On 15th October, the day after rescuing little Jemmi our rescue team set off again. This time to pick up a three year old male orangutan called Bob from the district Tumbang Titi, a five hour drive from Ketapang along very poor roads. Bob was being kept as a pet along with many other animals... read more »

IAR take in the youngest orangutan received at the centre - Jemmi

19th October 2014

On October 14th IAR's orangutan rescue centre took a very tiny baby into their care.His name is Jemmi and we estimate he is less than six months old, as he still doesn’t have any teeth and only weighs 2kg.Pak Dodi, an ambulance driver from Ketapang Fatima Hospital, was called out to a patient’s... read more »


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