The Orangutan Conservancy is happy to announce the funding of the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta (WRC Jogja).
OC previously funded WRC Jogja in 2020 for:
- feed needed for the animals in their care, especially the primates
- salaries of primate keepers from September 2020 to February 2021.
WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, and non-government organization that is dedicated to wildlife conservation and rehabilitation in Indonesia. They have been rescuing injured, orphaned, and illegally traded wildlife since 2003.
To date, WRC Jogja has taken in over 1,000 animals, and have successfully released over 800 back into the wild. Currently, the organization cares for 152 various species, including mammals birds, and reptiles. 29 of the 37 mammals in their care are primates. Seven of these primates are orangutans.
The funding will be used to feed and care for all of their current animal residents as well as pay the much needed salaries of their important keepers.