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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 »

Pangolin poachers arrested in West Borneo.

31st May 2018

We have applauded the Quick Reaction Forest Police Unit (SPORC) in West Borneo for arresting two poachers trading in pangolin scales (Manis javanica) The pair, initials PD, 25 years old and JN, 27 years old, caught red-handed in Nanga Pinoh, Melawi district, West Borneo on 22 May 2018. The... read more »

For the first time ever in Armenia, two bears are released back into the wild.

23rd May 2018

For the first time in Armenia, two rescued bears have been released back into the forests where they belong. The two young Syrian brown bears – female Bambak and brother Zangak - were orphaned last year when their mother was shot by a hunter. They were taken into the care of a wildlife rescue... read more »

A brown bear our team rescued in Armenia has given birth to healthy cubs after years behind bars.

23rd May 2018

A rescued bear in Armenia that spent years behind bars on the bank of a river, has given birth to two healthy cubs in the rescue centre where she is undergoing rehabilitation.Brown bears Dasha and mate Misha were kept in a cramped cage half-submerged in water by a riverside restaurant in Hrazdan... read more »

Our team has freed a caged bear in Armenia from 15 years of relentless misery.

22nd May 2018

A brown bear in Armenia that had been kept locked up alone in a small cage for the past 15 years has finally been freed. Female bear Achon, which means “Girl with the beautiful eyes,” had been kept in the barren cage ever since she was a cub. Now finally, thanks to our partnership with Armenian... read more »


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