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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

Charity Award Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that last night we won an award at the Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.

We were the winners in the ‘Environment and conservation’ category for our reforestation project in Borneo, which aims to protect orangutans and other critically endangered animals and their rainforest habitat.

The Charity Awards is the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme. All 28 shortlisted charities this year had been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn. 

Our project was described by the judges as “a really interesting development project which combined enterprise and community sustainability with positive environmental impact.” Matthew Nolan, chief executive of Civil Society Media, which organises the Charity Awards, congratulated International Animal Rescue on winning the highly-coveted award. He said: “Once again we received a record number of entries to the Charity Awards, and the breadth and quality of the work being done by charities across the sector continues to astonish. International Animal Rescue should be very proud to have won its category. For 20 years the Charity Awards have been identifying and celebrating the fantastic work that UK charities do. Our rigorous judging process highlights those charities with the most innovative ideas and the most effective approaches to delivering real change.”

We are incredibly proud to have won. This award is for the inspirational and passionate people on the ground who work tirelessly every day to build a future for orangutans. It is for the local communities who make the project possible and every single member of our Indonesian team. 

Thank you to all our supporters, without whom none of this would be possible.