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We are celebrating our 30 year anniversary!

6th September 2019

Throughout September IAR is celebrating three decades of saving suffering animals by spotlighting the charity’s main successes since it was founded in 1989. From rescuing the very last dancing bear off the streets of India to launching the first Orangutan Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in West... read more »

Our partners in India join with the forest department and police to rescue five bears from poachers

30th August 2019

In a four hour long, joint anti-poaching operation involving several enforcement agencies, five live sloth bears were seized from poachers who were moving the animals from an area near the Indo-Nepal border to the Deogarh district of Jharkhand, based on intelligence provided by our Indian partners... read more »

We have rescued a baby orangutan

20th August 2019

The West Kalimantan Conservation Agency (BKSDA) and our team in Indonesia have rescued a baby orangutan from Hulu Sungai District, Ketapang on 24 July.The baby is a female, named Kenaya by the man who was keeping her illegally as a pet. She is believed to be about one year old. Kenaya was being... read more »

Environmental Learning Centre Opens

12th July 2019

Our team in Indonesia has opened a learning centre to increase awareness and understanding among the general public of the importance to the community of preserving nature and the environment. “The Sir Michael Uren Learning Centre” was established thanks to British philanthropist Sir Michael Uren... read more »

We have released five orangutans with the help of local communities

2nd July 2019

Five orangutans have been returned to their home in the rainforest after undergoing rehabilitation at our rescue centre in West Borneo. The release took place in Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR) and was carried out by our team in collaboration with the Natural Resources Conservation... read more »

Charity Award Winners!

6th June 2019

We are thrilled to announce that last night we won an award at the Charity Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector.We were the winners in the ‘Environment and conservation’ category for our reforestation project in Borneo, which aims to protect... read more »

Our team in Indonesia rescues mother and baby orangutan from forest fragment

30th May 2019

Our team in Indonesia has carried out the rescue and translocation of a mother and baby orangutan stranded in a fragment of forest in West Borneo. The operation was carried out by members of the West Kalimantan Natural Resources Conservation Centre (BKSDA), the Office of Gunung Palung National Park... read more »


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