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Two seizures of Critically Endangered Slow Lorises after serious crack-down on online trafficking

23rd January 2017

On 20 January 2017, the Directorate General for Law Enforcement, Sub Directorate for the Protection and Security of Forests together with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia conducted a confiscation of 19 Critically Endangered Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) from an... read more »

Mute Swans are given police protection during rare visit to Malta

10th January 2017

Max Farrugia, IAR’s Chairman in Malta, reports that 12 Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) have been gracing the artificial dam in Marsalforn Valley in Gozo, prompting hundreds of people to travel there to get a glimpse of them.  The last time a flock of these rare swans visited the island was in 1990.The... read more »

Our team in Indonesia carried out three orangutan rescues in three days

31st December 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, our team in Borneo carried out three rescue operations on consecutive days, saving the lives of one juvenile, one orphaned baby and a mother and baby orangutan.The team first received a report from villagers in Semanai that they had seen a mother and baby orangutan in a... read more »

Johnny and Desi return to freedom in the forest

16th December 2016

In cooperation with the Centre for Conservation and Natural Resources (BKSDA) in West Kalimantan and the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (BBBR NP), our team in Indonesia recently released two orangutans into the National Park in the district of Melawi, West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo.)The... read more »

Orangutan Rescued with rope still around its neck

9th December 2016

At the end of November our Human-Orangutan Conflict team rescued a female orangutan of about three years old. Villagers in Sumber Priangan Village, Nanga Tayap District, Ketapang Regency had informed our centre that they had seen an orangutan with a rope around her neck in their palm oil and rubber... read more »

International Animal Rescue Wins JustGiving Charity of the Year!

23rd November 2016

International Animal Rescue beat thousands of charities across the UK to be awarded Charity of the Year at the Justgiving Award Ceremony in London last night (Tuesday 22 November.)We were one of three finalists in line for the award, along with the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Reverse Rett... read more »

Baby orangutan is rescued after six months chained on a shelf

18th November 2016

A baby orangutan of about 18 months old has been rescued after spending six months chained up on a narrow plank of wood in a house in Borneo.Our orangutan rescue team recently learned from the Palung Foundation that a baby orangutan being kept as a pet in the district of Sandai - as a result a ... read more »


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