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We stop poachers in Indonesia
Stop wildlife poaching in Indonesia
Wildlife Watchdogs intercepts smugglers and thus stops the trade of wild animals. In recent years our foundation has offered shelter to rescued animals. After a recovery period, we released hundreds of monkeys, birds, turtles and dolphins into the wild.
In addition to shelter, we are increasingly focusing on the origin of animal suffering: wildlife trade.Stopping and prosecuting smugglers is a first important step in stopping illegal animal trade.
An initiative of JAAN
Wildlife Watchdogs is an initiative by Stichting JAAN. The project Wildlife Watchdogs was founded in 2019 to find support for all programs in Indonesia to combat wildlife crime with the main focus on the Sumatra Wildlife Center and Kotok Raptor Rehabilitation Center.
Also involved in
- Dance monkeys banned in Jakarta (2013)
- Ban on dance monkeys in West Java (2016)
- Release dolphins Dewa, Johnny, Rambo en Rocky from Melka Hotel Bali after 10 years of strugle.
- Kotok island conservation and rehabilitation of birds of prey
- First active K9 unit for wildlife
- Set up a professional wildlife rescue team
Sniffer in Indonesia
The detective nose of Bailey smells monkeys and their excrement flawlessly. That is why the cocker spaniel is part of a special Wildlife Crime Unit. In her first year she was able to save many monkeys on boats between Sumatra and Java, together with the national police of Indonesia.Learn more about Bailey
Dancing Monkeys rescue
In recent years, thanks to our efforts, we were able to release hundreds of dance monkeys after a rehabilitation process. The abuse that the macaques undergo to learn the tricks is cruel. We trace locations through videos of shows on social media. Together with the national police, we are dismantling training centers.
Around 60 raptors learn to hunt again in enclosures between trees and above the sea. If we succeed, we release them with a GPS tracker. Some birds are unable to live independently and stay with us.
Other projects in Indonesia
In sea enclosures, rescued dolphins can learn to live independently in the sea again. For years they had to entertain tourists with tricks to get food. If the animals are strong enough, they leave the SeaPen to (re) discover the ocean.
Sumatra Wildlife Center
In the Sumatra Wildlife Center we can temporarily take care of all animal species. The new center is located along the main smuggling route and close to the port where the animals are illegally transported to Java.
Sniffer in Indonesia
The detective nose of Bailey smells monkeys and their excrement flawlessly. That is why the cocker spaniel is part of a special Wildlife Crime Unit. In her first year she was able to save many monkeys on boats between Sumatra and Java, together with the national police of Indonesia.