Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja

A nonprofit organization

$240 Raised by 7 Donors

4% complete

$6,000 Goal

WELCOME TO WRC JOGJA AT GIVING DAY FOR APES 2021!

Welcome to Giving Day for Apes 2021 and thank you so much for your kind interest in helping our centre! This year is our first experience in joining this event, hence we are excited to share our story and how you can contribute to the conservation of apes through our work! 


WRC JOGJA IS A HOME FOR MANY ABANDONED ANIMALS

Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja has been rescuing wildlife since 2003 and was officially taken under the wings of Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta Foundation (YKAY) in June 2010. We are a rescue centre as well as a sanctuary for a variety of Indonesian wildlife that have been saved from the illegal pet trade within the island of Java. 102 animals currently call WRC as it’s home, including primates such as gibbon and macaques. We are now a home of 2 gibbons.

 

APES IN OUR CARE

Most animals came to our centre in a deeply traumatic state which was caused by prolonged abandonment and mistreatment. Some came in a very bad shape, often malnourished due to previously being fed with wrong foods and/or weak after being kept in small cages. Even though some came healthy, they have however became too habituated to life with humans, hence showing abnormal behaviour.

WRC provides them a second chance to live a better life. This is done by providing their daily basic needs which includes comfy enclosures, decent food, suitable enrichments, and proper veterinary care. Where possible, we will prepare them for an eventual release to the wild.


CHALLENGES FACED BY WRC AND APE CONSERVATION

Our primary goal is the rehabilitation and release of every animal that comes through our gates. However, it’s not as easy as it seems. Aside from the individual issues mentioned above; poaching, illegal trade, and lack of stable habitats makes release very difficult. Plus, COVID-19 pandemic has hit us so hard since mid last year, particularly affecting our financial stability. Due to the travel restriction being applied to minimize the spread of virus, we must close the international volunteering program, a main source of our operating cost. So, our centre relies on donations and adoption programs. 

As a result of the on-going financial difficulties, the local conservation authority i.e. BKSDA Jogja has decided to relocate several small apes in our centre to the new animal park in Bali. Best hope for them.

However, despite the challenges we are facing, we still able to pursue our last year's target: translocating orang-utan to a better place in Kalimantan. Please read more about our achievement on ape translocation on our website here.

 

Nevertheless, we still have works to carry on. Many rescued animals are in need to be taken care of, including ape and other small primates such as macaques.


THEREFORE, WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO CONTINUE OUR WORK...

Most days, we struggle to pay simple upkeep costs, and staff wages often suffer. Therefore, by donating through this event, you will help us to provide a routine medical care, food, and enrichment for 2 rescued apes during a year duration. 

The total cost to cover 6-month husbandry care is around US $6000.

Take part in ape conservation effort now! It is a Giving Day for Apes anyway! Thank you.

The media gallery shows the apes inhabiting our centre.


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Organization name

Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja

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Environment Animals Volunteer

Address

PO Box 32294 Paingan, Sendangsari, Pengassih, Kulonprogo, Yogyakarta
Washington, DC 20007

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