Worldwide Wildlife Protection

This page is dedicated to the people and organisations that preserve and protect native fauna species worldwide.

WANICARE – JAVA, INDONESIA The Wanicare foundation supports Wild Animal Rescue Centers for the well-being of wild animals, with primates in particular.  The Wanicare Foundation is founded in 2009 and initially focused on supporting Cikananga Wildlife Center in Cikananga, West Java, Indonesia. Wanicare has achieved much in recent years and prepares for growth and development in the coming years.  This foundation is a non-governmental and non-profit organization and runs entirely on volunteers and donations.  Our mission is to protect wildlife by offering Wildlife Rescue Centers complete support in their work. Find out more…

 

SLOTH SANCTUARY – COSTA RICA The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica is a facility that advocates the protection and rehabilitation of sloths in recovery, specifically through the study, research and exchange of knowledge that facilitates the development of scientific information for Costa Rica’s two species of sloths, the Bradypus variegates – “Three-fingered” sloth and Choloepus hoffmanni – “Two-fingered” sloth. The sanctuary shall strive to promote and foster initiatives that heighten people’s awareness of sloths and to provide educational information on the importance of the species and their Costa Rican environment.  Find out more…

 

 

CEDAR CREEK WOMBAT RESCUE – AUSTRALIA Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue, Inc. was founded by Roz and Kev Holme.  The main focus is the care and treatment of orphaned and injured wombats in a dedicated wombat hospital.  Their work has been recognized by Australian Geographic.  Roz has a certificate IV in vet nursing and has been around wildlife all of her life.  They do a large amount of field work as well, treating mange affected wombats in the wild and spend a great deal of time educating property owners about co-existing and helping wombats on their land.   Find out more…

 

 

 

 

OCP_LogoOKAPI CONSERVATION PROJECT– DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO The Okapi Conservation Project is located within the Ituri Forest, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the most biologically diverse country in Africa. The Ituri Forest covers 175,000 square kilometers of lowland tropical forest and contains some of the most important closed canopy rainforest and species diversity in the world. In recognition of the importance of this unique ecosystem, which harbors high levels of endemism, including a large population of okapi, the Okapi Wildlife Reserve was created in 1992, encompassing 13,700 square kilometers. In 1996, it was designated as a United Nations World Heritage Site.  Find out more…

 

J.A.C.K. – DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (J.A.C.K. – young animals confiscated in Katanga) is an independent, self funded NGO that started in Lubumbashi, DRC, in April 2006. Run by Franck CHANTEREAU and his wife Roxane, J.A.C.K. is a Sanctuary for seized chimpanzee babies. Today, an estimated 40% of chimpanzees in the wild are said to live in the DRC. Unfortunately, although this Central African country has ratified CITES agreements protecting Great Apes in 1976, nearly no action has been taken to protect them. Chimpanzees are still being poached, eaten and sold. This species is soon to become extinct if awareness is not advocated to stop the trade. Therefore, the J.A.C.K. Sanctuary exists to facilitate wildlife confiscations by the authorities through providing a safe place for the orphans to live for the time being. Find out more…

 

AUSTRALIAN WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY – AUSTRALIA Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the conservation of Australia’s threatened wildlife and habitats. AWC owns 23 properties covering more than 3 million hectares, making it the largest non-government organisation in Australia in terms of land managed for conservation. More than 1200 native animal species are protected on the AWC estate including more than 67% of all Australian mammal species and more than 80% of all bird species. Find out more…

 

 

COSTA RICAN AMPHIBIAN RESEARCH CENTER – COSTA RICA At the Costa Rican Amphibian Research Center a large focus of our work has revolved around designing and putting into practice several pioneering methods of in-situ amphibian conservation.  Find out more …