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Twenty Javan Slow Lorises are returned to freedom in the wild

10th February 2017

In cooperation with the Centre for Conservation and Natural Resources (BKSDA) in West Java and the Halimun Salak National Park, the team from our Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Indonesia recently released twenty Critically Endangered Javan slow lorises into Halimun Salak National Park,... read more »

Recently Rescued Orangutan, Boyna, Starts Baby School

3rd February 2017

A baby orangutan rescued by our team in Indonesia has just completed her time in quarantine and started baby school. Boyna was rescued from AIR Hitam Hilir Village, Kendawangan District, Ketapang Regency.She is a female orangutan of about one year old who had been kept as a pet since she was just a... read more »


26th January 2017

Kuber the rescued sloth bear has made a remarkable recovery from a life-threatening illness after months of intensive veterinary treatment. The improvement in his condition was confirmed by MRI and CT scans carried out at the Santosh Diagnostic Centre in Bangalore, about two hours’ drive from the... read more »

IAR announces support for wildlife refuge helping howler monkeys in Costa Rica.

25th January 2017

IAR is thrilled to be supporting the work of a wildlife refuge in Costa Rica which helps howler monkeys and other native wildlife. Refuge for Wildlife in Nosara (Fundación Albergue de Animales de Nosara) takes in wildlife from all over Costa Rica. Many of the new arrivals are very young orphaned... read more »

Two seizures of Critically Endangered Slow Lorises after serious crack-down on online trafficking

23rd January 2017

On 20 January 2017, the Directorate General for Law Enforcement, Sub Directorate for the Protection and Security of Forests together with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Indonesia conducted a confiscation of 19 Critically Endangered Javan slow lorises (Nycticebus javanicus) from an... read more »

Mute Swans are given police protection during rare visit to Malta

10th January 2017

Max Farrugia, IAR’s Chairman in Malta, reports that 12 Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) have been gracing the artificial dam in Marsalforn Valley in Gozo, prompting hundreds of people to travel there to get a glimpse of them.  The last time a flock of these rare swans visited the island was in 1990.The... read more »

Our team in Indonesia carried out three orangutan rescues in three days

31st December 2016

As 2016 drew to a close, our team in Borneo carried out three rescue operations on consecutive days, saving the lives of one juvenile, one orphaned baby and a mother and baby orangutan.The team first received a report from villagers in Semanai that they had seen a mother and baby orangutan in a... read more »


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