IAR Fire - Help Needed Urgently
IAR Fire - Help Needed Urgently

IAR Fire - Help Needed Urgently

IAR Orangutan Project

IAR Orangutan Project

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

Volunteer’s Achievements at Samboja This Month

This month, volunteers at the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Project have made some incredible achievements! They’ve renovated a platform for Fleur, the sun bear, and made significant strides in renovating the new orangutan island, where Jeffrey and Yuyun will soon make their new home.

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It’s Orangutan Release Time!

It’s Orangutan Release Time!

12 more orangutans have been successfully released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). Check out the release video in today's blog!

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Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Meet 12 orangutan candidates up for release!

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), 12 more orangutans are set to be released back into the wild from the Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Sanctuary and the Samboja Lestari Orangutan Sanctuary this month. Read today's blog to find out each individual release candidate's story.

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Posted by Connor Whelan on 9th Sep 2015 2 mins

Drastic action is needed after fire ripped through the land surrounding International Animal Rescue’s Orangutan Rescue Centre. In late August the fire was triggered by sparks from a nearby waste dump and soon came worryingly close to the Orangutans nighttime enclosures.


After five days of battling the blaze, a brave team of firefighters finally got the fire under control. All of the animals were moved to safety in cages as far away from the fire as possible, but it has been estimated that around five hectares of forest have been destroyed.

In Borneo the dry season is only half over, so the threat of further fires originating from the “slash and burn” land clearance technique is overwhelming.

IAR urgently needs to increase their capacity to deal with fires should the worst ever happen again. To help ensure the safety of not only the Orangutans at the centre, but the staff also, please donate whatever you can. These donations will also be used to help replant the forest and get the centre back on its feet, so anything you can spare will be greatly appreciated.

Your help is needed and it is needed now.

If you are in the UK, you can text “FIRE15 £5” to 70070 to donate £5

Alternatively you can visit http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/donate to donate.

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