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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 »

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 »


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