Wildlife Rescue Centre Indonesia
Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja was founded in June 2010 by YKAY (Yayasan Konservasi Alam Yogyakarta) foundation which works closely with the Princess of Yogyakarta.
The centre is an NGO animal rescue centre based in the small, traditional village of Sendangsari of the Kulon Progo district, West Yogyakarta. It’s approximately 1 hour drive from Adisutjipto International Airport, Yogyakarta. We are a sanctuary for a variety of Indonesian wildlife that have been saved from the illegal pet trade within the island of Java.
Fuze Ecoteer has been supporting the wildlife rescue centre since 2013 by working together forming successful volunteer and school programmes
Impact Stats in 2019
to have no animals in need of rehabilitation
to provide care for injured animals and release back to the wild as soon as possible
to provide care for animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and if possible facilitate them going back to the wild.
- to provide a home for animals to badly negatively affected by humans they are unable to be rehabilitated.
- to encourage the local people to no longer keep animals as pets.
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There are currently 165 animals at the wildlife rescue centre but that number is constantly changing. We have a variety of species that currently includes: orangutan, siamang gibbons, owa gibbons, macaques, sun bears, eagles, parrots, bear cats, crocodiles, cassowary and several others.
Every resident has their own individual story of how they came to be here. The animals are rescued from being kept illegally, usually as pets and usually had been kept in extremely unfit and unhealthy conditions. They may have come from exotic pet traffickers, private owners, unlicensed commercial businesses such as restaurants or illegal zoos and occasionally intercepted online bidding wars. They are brought to WRC by Forest Rangers, other NGOs, Indonesian police or the private owners donate them themselves if they can no longer care for the animal.
Here is an article about one of the successful releases back to the wild of a Javan Hawk Eagle from the wildlife rescue centre.
Along the southern coast of Java, you will find the Special Region of Yogyakarta, affectionately referred to as ‘Jogja’. Just to confuse you, the region’s historic capital is also called Yogyakarta. The whole region is nature’s paradise; here you can breathe fresh air and connect with nature.