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Rescued baby orangutan Didik undergoes surgery to have a bullet removed from his shoulder.

25th August 2016

Rescued orangutan Didik, who was probably wounded when his mother was shot dead, has recently undergone surgery to have a bullet removed from his shoulder.Didik has been in our care since June. After several weeks’ treatment and nutritious food, the veterinary team decided his condition had... read more »

IAR Indonesia Celebrate International Orangutan Day

23rd August 2016

Education is a key part of IAR’s activities in West Kalimantan, and every August 19th the team in Indonesia celebrate International Orangutan Day, by bringing local people together to celebrate orangutans and their tropical forest home.Our Education and Human Orangutan Conflict team worked... read more »

Our medical team in Indonesia treats the wounds of a seriously injured wild orangutan.

5th August 2016

The veterinary team at our orangutan conservation centre in Ketapang has performed surgery on an orangutan suffering from injuries that were probably inflicted when he was caught from the wild.Nakanas, a five year old adult male, was rescued on 22 July from Kendawangan. The local forestry... read more »

Utat, the pet orangutan saved in the nick of time in Borneo

2nd August 2016

An orangutan living loose as a pet in Borneo among a family’s children and domestic dogs would soon have been chained up or confined to a small cage if she hadn’t been rescued. Utat had been kept as a pet for more than four years by a family in Lubuk Batu Village, Simpang Hilir District, Ketapang.... read more »

Four rare and critically endangered Javan slow lorises are returned to their home in the rainforest

29th July 2016

Our team in Ciapus recently released four Javan slow lorises into the wild. The critically endangered primates had been kept illegally as house pets by residents in Java and were voluntarily surrendered after the intervention of the local Forestry Department (BBKSDA.)  The three females and one... read more »

Putting our conservation messages out over the airwaves

11th July 2016

Since March 2016, in conjunction with the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Programme, our team in Indonesia has been running an education programme via radio broadcasts. These broadcasts, based on a range of themes and topics which change every month, reach the entire Ketapang region. So it’s... read more »

Scouts of Indonesia earn their badges at our rescue centre

8th July 2016

As well as holding regular conservation camps every month, the IAR team in Ketapang, West Borneo also holds camps just for scouts - both boys and girls. These are held in collaboration with the Boy Scout Programme in Ketapang Region. They are held every other month and will continue until the end... read more »


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