At International Animal Rescue, our vision is a world where humans and animals coexist in sustainable ecosystems. We not only save animals from suffering, we also rehabilitate and release them back into the wild and work to protect their precious natural habitats.
The dedicated team at IAR Indonesia rescues and rehabilitates baby orangutans that have been snatched from their mothers and sold as pets, as well as adults that have spent years in captivity, chained or locked up in tiny cages.
The Orangutan Protection Unit comes to the aid of wild orangutans left stranded and relocates these vulnerable animals into safe areas of protected forest. Any animals that can't fend for themselves are given a permanent home at the rescue centre.
We are committed to protecting the orangutan’s natural habitat. IAR Indonesia’s extensive landscape conservation project involves working to protect forest, encouraging sustainable farming, reforesting areas and creating tree corridors that allow orangutans to move freely and safely between protected areas.
Education and outreach programmes are helping to inspire and encourage change in local communities.
The project is an ambitious one but we are committed to rescuing and rehabilitating as many orangutans as we can and giving them a second chance to live safely in their natural environment.
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Orangutans are not pets
Kukur was taken from the wild then forced to spend the first five years of his life with a rugged rope tied around his neck which inflicted painful wounds and severely restricted his movement. He was kept as a pet in a tiny hut and when the rescue team reached him, the look of sadness in his eyes spoke a thousand words. We knew we had to get him out.