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News - August 2018

Rare pig-nosed turtles are finally returned to Papua from Hong Kong

29th August 2018

Nearly 600 protected pig-nosed turtles (Carettochelys insculpta) seized in Hong Kong during a failed smuggling attempt in January 2018 and suspected to have been poached from the wild in Indonesia, have been returned home to Papua.The Governments of Indonesia and Hong Kong SAR teamed up with... read more »

Wild fires threaten our orangutan centre in West Borneo

28th August 2018

Wild fires in West Borneo are threatening the lives of more than 100 rescued orangutans in our rehabilitation centre in Ketapang as they rage out of control, destroying habitat, endangering wildlife and posing a threat to the health of millions of people.According to experts, this year’s dry season... read more »

Our team prepares 20 slow lorises for release

24th August 2018

For the past two weeks the team at our primate rehabilitation centre in Bogor, West Java has been preparing 20 slow lorises for release back into the wild.The veterinary team has carried out medical checks on all the candidates for release into the forest conservation area of Masigit-Kareumbi,... read more »

Our team in Indonesia celebrates International Orangutan Day 2018

23rd August 2018

To celebrate International Orangutan Day on 19th  August, our team in Indonesia held activities alongside our Pongo Ranger Community. The activities were in line with our chosen theme of “Being in Harmony with the Environment”. The event also introduced International Animal Rescue’s (IAR) new... read more »

Our team in Indonesia takes in a tiny baby orangutan found on a palm oil plantation.

20th August 2018

Our team in West Borneo has rescued a tiny baby orangutan found all alone in a palm oil plantation.A team from IAR and members of the Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA) in West Borneo travelled to an oil palm plantation in Tanjung Pasar Village in Ketapang District where plantation... read more »

We have launched our ‘CODE RED’ campaign for Critically Endangered red apes to mark International Orangutan Day.

17th August 2018

We have issued a ‘CODE RED’ alert to draw attention to the plight of the Critically Endangered great apes on 19th August - International Orangutan Day.Our orangutan rehabilitation centre in Ketapang, West Borneo is currently caring for 109 orangutans. The majority of them will one day be released... read more »

Henry the howler is released back into the wild

15th August 2018

Our partners, Refuge For Wildlife, have successfully rescued and rehabilitated another injured howler monkey. Henry was electrocuted when foraging for food.He had spotted a Mango tree and was attempting to climb up it when he accidentally mistook an uninsulated power line for a branch.A jolt of... read more »


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