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Our teddy bear selfie campaign in support of suffering bears in Armenia.

16th November 2017

We have launched a teddy bear selfie campaign in support of our Great Bear Rescue project in Armenia. Using the hashtag #thisbearcares we’re aiming to raise awareness and funds for the rescue of dozens of brown bears living in misery and squalor all across the country. The social media campaign has... read more »

Rescued pet monkeys are returned to the wild in a protected forest in Sumatra

8th November 2017

Twenty-four macaques rescued from captivity after being kept as people’s pets have been set free in Batutegi Protected Forest in the province of Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.The monkeys consisted of 18 long-tailed macaques (macaca fascicularis) and six pig-tailed macaques (macaca nemestrina.)During... read more »

Four slow lorises are released on Mt Tarak, West Borneo.

7th November 2017

On 30 October, in collaboration with the Centre for Natural Resources Conservation (BKSDA), IAR’s team released four Bornean slow lorises (Nycticebus menangensis) in the area of Mount Tarak, in the hamlet of Cali,Nanga Tayap district, Ketapang. Such releases contribute to efforts to protect this... read more »

Working with the Armenian government to cut caged bears free

1st November 2017

A week ago we alerted the world to the plight of dozens of caged bears in Armenia. With the support of the Armenian government, we have now successfully cut the first two bears free.Brown bears Dasha, a female, and male Misha were kept in a cramped cage half-submerged in water by a riverside... read more »

IAR comes to the aid of captive bears in Armenia

20th October 2017

After playing a pivotal role in ending the barbaric practice of dancing bears in India, IAR is now coming to the aid of dozens of suffering bears in Armenia.We were recently alerted to the shocking conditions of squalor and neglect in which bears are being kept in restaurants, factories and bus... read more »

Terrified young orangutan is rescued after being caught from the wild and kept in a wooden crate

10th October 2017

We have released photos and video of the rescue of a young female orangutan found boarded up in a wooden crate in a village in West Borneo.The infant, thought to be about three years old, had been found by a local man from Banyu Abang Village, Teluk Batang Districk, Kayong Utara Regency. He claimed... read more »

IAR Indonesia, in collaboration with Taman Baca Inovator, (TBI) opens first community library in Pematang Gadung village

27th September 2017

IAR Indonesia has completed the project preparation with Taman Baca Inovator (TBI) Indonesia to support orangutan conservation and environmental preservation in Pematang Gadung village, with the opening of the community library named after Alfred Russel Wallace. A ceremony was held for stakeholders... read more »


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