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News - November 2014

IAR trustee Lisa Milella wins Daily Mirror Animal Hero Award

27th November 2014

Specialist veterinary dentist and IAR trustee Lisa Milella has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Daily Mirror Animal Hero Awards.  As Lisa was unable to attend the event, IAR CEO Alan Knight and Communications Manager Lis Key accepted the award on her behalf at The Grosvenor... read more »

IAR takes in 3-year-old female orangutan called Kibo, who was kept as a pet for 2 years

21st November 2014

On 18th October our rescue team accompanied by BKSDA (Forestry Dept) and The Police went to Desa Malapan Baru, Dusun Sengkuan, Air pas, where they rescued a 3-year-old female orangutan called Kibo.Kibo’s owner claimed that he had found her, alone, in a land clearing area of Belanjiran State in... read more »

Amazing Art Exhibition in Australia aims to raise funds for IAR’s orangutan centre in Ketapang

19th November 2014

Project Orangutan – The Exhibition is a Fundraising Art Exhibition featuring artists from all over Australia to raise awareness of the plight of orangutans and their habitat and to raise funding for IAR’s Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Ketapang, Indonesian Borneo.The exhibition will showcase a... read more »

Orangutan Caring Week 2014 promotes "Sincere Commitment through Positive Action."

17th November 2014

Orangutan Caring Week, or "Pekan Peduli Orangutan" in Indonesian, is a worldwide event held annually every November to raise global awareness of orangutan and habitat conservation. IAR’s team in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) celebrated Orangutan Caring Week this year with several activities... read more »

Share a #bunchofbananas

17th November 2014

This #givingtuesday we need your help to spread the word about our amazing Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre! We want all of our supporters to come together and join our thunderclap so that on #Givingtuesday (2nd December 2014) we can create a wave of social media attention and tell the... read more »

IAR’s team in Ketapang, West Kalimantan, rescues two starving orangutans from palm oil plantations and finds remains of another that has been burnt alive.

11th November 2014

In the nick of time IAR’s team in Ketapang has come to the aid of two orangutans stranded among the ashes of the forest after it was burned and cleared to make way for palm oil plantations.On 7 November, the forestry department (BKSDA) and IAR received a telephone call from a member of local group... read more »

People of West Kalimantan urged to protect their local wildlife following a series of rescue operations with IAR in which six orangutans were confiscated

7th November 2014

Following a series of rescue operations carried out by the local police, forestry department and members of IAR’s team in Ketapang in which six orangutans were confiscated, the District Chief Commissioner of Police, Mr Agus Setyoko, has voiced his deep concern about the illegal trade in orangutans... read more »

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