Tapanuli Wildlife Rescue Centre (TWRC)
Project Animal(s) : Orangutan, Gibbons, Slow Loris and other large mammal species.
Project Category : Mammals
Project Region : Asia
Project Type : Conservation
Project URL : http://sumatranrainforest.org/tapanuli-wildlife-rescue-centre-twrc/
Project is timebound? : No
The Tapanuli region of Sumatra is seriously lacking in facilities for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. Government Institutions such as the Nature Resources Conservation Agency and the National Park Authority have nowhere suitable for the treatment or temporary housing of animals once they have been rescued or confiscated. For example, the authorities know of many Gibbons being illegally kept as pets which are due to be confiscated, but there is currently nowhere safe for them to be rehoused. SRI has plans for a new facility in the region which will be equipped for veterinary treatment and rehabilitation of rescued wildlife before release, including surgical space, emergency enclosures, and more extensive holding areas for Orangutan, Gibbons, Slow Loris and other large mammal species.
Project Agency : Sumatra Rainforest Institute