HSI funds a major wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in Indonesia, the Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre (BWRC). The BWRC is a vital link in the process of returning distressed wildlife back to their natural homes. Traumatised animals rescued from illegal traders, or handed in by the public, are assessed, given medical treatment and quarantined at the BWRC before a safe release back to the wild or to a sanctuary. Read more on Wildlife Rescue in Bali.
Continuing our financial support for the Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Kalimantan, Indonesia, for their ongoing integrated conservation and development program, including orangutan protection and forest rehabilitation work (in Tanjung Puting National Park).
HSI continues with its partners at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program, the Durrell Institute of Conservation Ecology, the Born Free Foundation and others, to fund the program, ' Bittersweet knowledge ' can people and Orangutans live in harmony' .
Working with the Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Indonesia, HSI is helping to purchase a small rainforest block on the island of Nusa Penida, off the coast of Bali. This will be a safe release site for the highly endangered Bali starling.
Providing emergency funding to ProFauna in Java, to supply food and medical needs at their Wildlife Rescue Centre in Malang. The Centre now contains 170 animals, most of which are protected and endangered species with high conservation value. The Centre attempts to release as many rehabilitated animals as they can into wild and safe habitats.
Following financial support given by HSI and Born Free Foundation, ProFauna Indonesia was able to undertake the rehabilitation and release back to the wild of 6 Javan leaf monkeys confiscated from illegal wildlife traders. The monkeys were successfully released into the Hyang Highlands Wildlife Conservation Area in East Java in August.
In cooperation with the Born Free Foundation, HSI supported ProFauna in Indonesia to undertake a program for training government officers in policing captive animal welfare (zoos, menageries, etc) in East Java.
In cooperation with the Rainforest Information Centre, HSI financially supported a program in Kalimantan, providing ' Indigenous Community Development and Capacity Building' . This is a leadership training program for the youth of Rawak, Taman and Mahap in Kalimantan, dealing with community development and opposition to the expansion of palm oil plantations.
In cooperation with AusAID' s ' Volunteering for International Development from Australia' (VIDA) program, HSI is supporting a volunteer working for the Friends of the National Parks Foundation in Indonesia, working on marketing and fundraising.
HSI, in cooperation with the Born Free Foundation UK, continues to support the maintenance costs of Profauna' s Bali office. ProFauna' s work in Bali focuses primarily of marine turtle conservation.