Update: OC Awards COVID-19 Grant to WRC Jogja

Published: 4/27/2021

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.
Photo Courtesty of WRC Jogja

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.

Update 9/7/2021

Last May, The Orangutan Conservancy announced an emergency COVID grant to the Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja – Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta, also known as WRC Jogja.

WRC Jogja is a small, non-profit, non-government organization that has taken over 1,000 animals. They have also released over 800 animals back into the wild. As of May, WRC Jogja had 152 various species in their care, which includes mammals, birds, and reptiles, with 29 of the 37 mammals being primates. OC’s funding was used for animal feed and care for all of their residents, as well as pay for the salaries of the keepers.

Below, we have some update photos courtesy of WRC Jogja from this past July:

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