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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 »

Nine Sumatran slow lorises rescued from illegal traffickers

27th September 2017

Nine Sumatran slow lorises have been recovered from a suspected illegal trade network in West Sumatra, Indonesia.The Rapid Response Police Unit (SPORC) of the Environment and Forestry Protection and Law Enforcement Agency carried out the successful operation. Police raids conducted on 20th and 21st... read more »

Three Critically Endangered orangutans are returned to the rainforest

19th September 2017

Three rescued orangutans have been released back into the rainforest of West Borneo by a team of conservationists.  The release operation was carried out by our team in Indonesia, together with representatives from the local Forest Department (BKSDA Kalbar) and the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National... read more »

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 »


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