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Large male orangutan is translocated in Indonesia

24th August 2020

The team in Indonesia have translocated a huge male orangutan from residents’ gardens in West Borneo, Indonesia. A group from the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) for the Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Kalbar) and IAR Indonesia travelled to the gardens in Sungai Pelang Village in the... read more »

Two captive orangutans are rescued in Central Java

17th August 2020

Two critically endangered Bornean orangutans have been rescued after spending years in small, barren cages in Central Java. The rescue operation, led by members of the Central Java and West Kalimantan Conservation Agencies (BKSDA), was supported by a team from IAR Indonesia.The two large male... read more »

Security Incident

29th July 2020

Along with many other charities and universities, we were notified late on Thursday 16th July about a criminal attack on Blackbaud’s servers in May. Blackbaud is the company that hosts our supporter database and the database of several other charities. This has therefore meant that some details of... read more »

Rehabilitated orangutans give birth to the next generation in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park

8th July 2020

Some great news has come from the orangutan rehabilitation programme in Borneo managed jointly by IAR Indonesia in conjunction with the centre at Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BTNBBBR) and Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA.)Two baby orangutans have been born in the park to females... read more »

IAR Indonesia receives award for compassionate conservation from international humanitarian organisation

7th July 2020

IAR Indonesia has been honoured with a prestigious award by an international humanitarian non-profit organisation. The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association has presented IAR Indonesia with its “Shining World Compassion Award” for its work saving critically endangered orangutans in... read more »

Birth of baby orangutan in Bornean rainforest brings hope for future generations

13th May 2020

A female orangutan that had been kept chained up as a pet before being rescued, rehabilitated and released, has given birth to a baby back in her natural habitat. At the end of March 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, an orangutan named Susi gave birth to a female baby.  This is the... read more »

Emergency rescue of three caged bears is carried out in Armenia

6th May 2020

Three caged brown bears have been rescued after the restaurant that used them as a tourist attraction was closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic.The emergency rescue operation was carried out after the restaurant owner claimed he no longer had any use for the bears and couldn’t afford to feed... read more »


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