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Illegal wildlife traders caught red-handed by police in Indonesia

18th May 2017

An operation carried out by the Quick Reaction Forestry Police (SPORC) and the West Kalimantan Police Department to catch illegal wildlife traffickers trading on social media has led to the arrest of two suspects. Evidence recovered from the scene where the men were apprehended included a number of... read more »

Thirty critically endangered slow lorises return to freedom in the rainforest.

12th May 2017

Thirty Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) seized by police in Indonesia have been released in the Mount Ciremai National Park in West Java.The 18 females and 12 males were confiscated in seizures in January 2016, September 2016, October 2016 and January 2017 and have undergone rehabilitation... read more »

Malta police under investigation over incident involving BBC journalist Chris Packham

9th May 2017

International Animal Rescue Malta  has learned that the police officers involved in the incident  with BBC journalist and naturalist Chris Packham earlier this month which led to him being taken to Court are themselves now under investigation regarding their behaviour.An investigation is under way... read more »

Indonesian Team Rescue a captive orangutan from a dark wooden box

3rd May 2017

After two years shut up in a dark wooden box, an orangutan in West Borneo has finally been freed and taken to our rescue centre for treatment and rehabilitation. All he knew of the outside world were the sounds of people passing by and the occasional visit from the man who held him prisoner. When... read more »

Grim discovery during operation to rescue endangered slow lorises

25th April 2017

Our team in West Borneo made a grim discovery when they arrived to rescue some endangered slow lorises that were being kept at a tourist resort as an attraction for the guests.  After receiving reports that there were 17 lorises at the location, the team found only ten.  Seven of the endangered... read more »

IAR applauds naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham for stand against illegal hunting in Malta.

20th April 2017

IAR has expressed full support for the stand taken by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham against the illegal trapping and shooting of birds in Malta.The BBC presenter, who is making a film about Malta’s spring hunting of migrating birds, was charged with assault and trespass after confronting... read more »

Following latest confiscation, IAR calls for urgent end to trafficking in protected slow lorises.

10th April 2017

Fourteen Critically Endangered Javan slow lorises have been confiscated by the Agency for Conservation of Natural Resources (BBKSDA), the police of Tasikmalaya, West Java and the Ministry of Law Enforcement of the Environment and Forestry.  The confiscation of six female lorises, seven males and... read more »


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