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News - August 2017

International Animal Rescue Commemorates International Orangutan Day 2017

30th August 2017

On 19 August the world celebrated International Orangutan Day (IOD). This annual anniversary is held to raise awareness around the world of the need to protect the species which is endemic to Kalimantan and Sumatra. The event is also used to reaffirm the urgency of conservation efforts for... read more »

Our conservation centre in Ketapang takes in two baby orangutans rescued by police

22nd August 2017

Our team in Ketapang is caring for two baby orangutans rescued in a raid by the Rapid Response Unit conducted by police from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) in West Borneo. The two orangutans, a male of about a year and a female of about eight months old, were found packed up in... read more »

Large male orangutan rescued from Kali Baru

18th August 2017

We have released new footage that shows the rescue of a magnificent male orangutan our team have named Abun. This footage has been released to mark International Orangutan Day on 19 August. The great ape was rescued by our team after he was driven from his home in the forest by land clearance... read more »

Fifteen slow lorises return to freedom in the Sumatran rainforest.

15th August 2017

Fifteen Sumatran slow lorises have been released into the Bukit Barisan National Park in Lampung, Sumatra after lengthy rehabilitation at our rescue centre in Bogor, West Java. The release was carried out on 7 August by our team and members of staff at the national park.The lorises, consisting of... read more »

Slow lorises Canon and Chestnut return to freedom in the forest

11th August 2017

Female slow loris Canon and baby Chestnut have been returned to their home in the rainforest less than a year after they were rescued from wildlife traffickers. The pair were among ten slow lorises to be released on Mount Sawal, West Java, on 1 August 2017.All ten lorises were victims of the... read more »

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