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Rangila the dancing bear is finally rescued and on his way home to India.

10th July 2018

With our support, our partners Wildlife SOS (WSOS) are currently in the process of rescuing Rangila, an Indian sloth bear that was used as a dancing bear in Nepal.The rescue operation follows a first failed rescue mission which left Rangila and a second bear named Sridevi languishing in a zoo in... read more »

IAR praises action by the Indonesian government to protect precious peatland forest.

5th July 2018

International Animal Rescue has praised action taken by the Indonesian government to protect a deep peatland forest in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo.) The Sungai Putri Forest in Ketapang Regency is home to one of the world’s largest remaining populations of critically endangered orangutans but... read more »

Karmele Llano Sanchez, our Progamme Director in Indonesia, receives prestigious award.

3rd July 2018

Karmele Llano Sanchez, Programme Director of IAR Indonesia, has won an award for excellence which was presented to her on 26 June in Bogor, West Java.The GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) Carole Noon Award for Sanctuary Excellence is given annually to an individual who embodies and... read more »

‘Endangered’ art exhibition set to benefit our cause.

28th June 2018

We are set to benefit from a prestigious art exhibition being held in London for two weeks from 28 June.The ‘Endangered’ exhibition features a series of 15 powerful artworks by artist Dan Pearce highlighting precious wildlife species on the brink of extinction. Twenty per cent of the purchase price... read more »

Howler monkey Daniela is released back into the wild.

21st June 2018

Like many of the howler monkeys at our sanctuary, Daniela had become a victim of an uninsulated power cable after mistaking it for a tree branch.Witnesses told the Refuge For Wildlife rescue team that she had been thrown to the ground by a violent bolt of electricity and knocked unconscious. She is... read more »

Five more bears rescued from cages in Armenia

19th June 2018

As part of our Great Bear Rescue campaign in Armenia, we recently freed five more bears from their miserable lives behind bars. The animals were part of a private zoo collection discovered during a raid on the home of a retired army General in Echmiadzin.The first phase of the rescue operation,... read more »

Three slow lorises released back into the forest

8th June 2018

At the end of May our team in Ketapang, West Borneo released three slow lorises in Gunung Tarak, a protected forest about five hours’ drive from our rehabilitation centre. They are called Lawu, Tara, and Tasya.Lawu is a sub-adult male slow loris rescued on 13 April 2017. He was from Temajuk in the... read more »


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