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News - April 2015

Malta bird hunting season closed ahead of schedule

27th April 2015

The spring hunting season in Malta was closed abruptly today after a bird which had been shot twice landed bleeding in the grounds of St Edward's College in Cottonera. It happened while the children were having their school break.The decision was announced by the prime minister in a tweet in which... read more »

Budi and Jemmi make new friends

27th April 2015

Budi and Jemmi were recently introduced to some of the other orangutans at baby school for the very first time! Our team has just sent over this fantastic footage and we’re delighted to be able to share it with you. It is amazing to see the way the other baby orangutans welcome Budi and Jemmi into... read more »

Earth Day - Orangutan Overload!

22nd April 2015

Earth Day (22nd April) is a global initiative to encourage people to appreciate their natural environment and respect all living things. This year we are marking Earth Day with the release of this wonderful picture of some of the orphaned orangutans in our care, to raise awareness of our Orangutan... read more »

Earth Day Children's Competition Special!

22nd April 2015

COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED!  The winners areColouring competition: JennyDrawing competition: ZoeThank you so much to all the children who entered with their wonderful drawings. It really was difficult for us and our supporters to pick one as they were all so good.This Earth Day we want to focus on... read more »

IAR’s orangutans and rescue team star in Nat Geo WILD TV Special on Earth Day

21st April 2015

“OPERATION ORANGUTAN” – Nat Geo Wild, 8pm ET/PT on 22 April.USA - Nat Geo WILD is celebrating Earth Day on 22 April with a whole range of programmes about animals. Among them is “Operation Orangutan” which follows the team at our Rehabilitation Centre in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) as they... read more »

IAR welcomes stiff sentence for Maltese man who shot protected bird on second day of the hunting season.

17th April 2015

IAR has welcomed news that licensed hunter Stefan Micallef, a 44 year old from Naxxar, has been fined €2,500 after admitting to shooting a protected bird species on the second day of the spring hunting season in Malta. He has also had his licence suspended for three and a half years and had his gun... read more »

Meet the team looking after Budi!

7th April 2015

A lot of our supporters have asked to meet the team at our orangutan rescue and rehabilitation centre who have been caring for Budi since his rescue. In this video you can meet Karmele, Adi, Richa, Chirstine, Jaclyn and Ayu who have all played a huge part in helping Budi to recover from his tragic... read more »

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