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Wildlife Asia is an Australian registered not for profit conservation organization preventing the extinction of species across Asia and the protection of their habitat for the benefit of all. We provide genuine solutions on the ground, through direct wildlife protection mechanisms and empowering local communities to protect their natural resources.
Formed as a holistic, landscape focused approach to biodiversity conservation, Wildlife Asia has developed a proven history of genuine relationship building with local leaders and community representatives who value the protection of wilderness and wildlife.
We support local organisations and communities in the development of strategic conservation activities, operation of ranger patrol teams, wildlife rehabilitation and reintroduction, establishment of new protected areas and alternative livelihood programs.
We also work towards building capacity within local organisations to deliver long-term conservation solutions.
The Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation (STEF)
The Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation (STEF) is a charity which raises funds to support projects that promote high standards of elephant health and welfare in Southern Thailand.
STEF also operates a retirement centre for elephants which includes an education centre and a veterinary hospital to care for Southern Thailands captive population of over 500 domesticated elephants. Mahouts who come to the centre with their elephants to receive free veterinary care will also be offered training in positive reinforcement in order to increase the standard of care and welfare across the region.
STEF runs education sessions focussing on the importance of the elephant in Thai culture and a community outreach programme which due to the recent pandemic has focussed mainly on supporting elephant owners who can no longer care for their animals.
Orangutans in peril
Founded in 2007, the organization has the aim to prevent Orangutans from the extinction. For this reason, we are active in environmental education in Germany and raise money for several projects on Borneo and Sumatra.
The Orangutan Care Centre and Quarantine on Borneo takes care of over 300 orangutans. We support the enrichment activities and the work of the vets. The close Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve is home to relocated and released orangutans. Our aim there is to fund the reforestation of this former logging area. Yayorin is an Indonesian organization providing environmental education for children and farmers. A library bus reaches over thirty towns. Orangutan in peril supports two learning centers. One of them is in the Belantikan region – with one of the world’s largest wild orangutan populations.
On Sumatra we fund an orangutan release site in the Pinus Jantho Nature Reserve and we have been supporting the building of “Orangutan Haven”, a home for orangutans that cannot be released into the wild due to illness or disability.
Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation (BMAC)
Barbary Macaque Awareness and Conservation (BMAC) is an NGO that works to conserve the magot monkey and its habitat, and to promote knowledge of the species.
The missions of the association are as follows:
– Sensitize on the protection of macaques and collect scientific data on primate populations.
– Develop programs that benefit local people and their pets. For example, the BMAC team has conducted large-scale rabies vaccination campaigns for dogs.
– Fighting against the illegal trade in barbaric macaques through communication, by seizing macaques from trafficking…
– Protect the forest and the animals, plants and humans that depend on it.
BMAC is currently working on the construction of a center to house the hoards from traffic.
He also wants to build an education and conservation center to raise awareness among people.