Conserving ASAP and priority species through an integrated approach in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

WRS’ support for Planet Indonesia allows the continuity of their two-pronged approach to improve human well-being while catalyzing conservation, in particular at-risk species in West Kalimantan. In 2019, WRS is contributing directly to the implementation costs of the community SMART patrol teams and the songbird rescue and rehabilitation centre.

Breaking the wild bird supply chain to stop the illegal bird trade in Jakarta

Our contribution will go towards operational support for law enforcement –surveillance, investigations, and confiscations; personnel as well as travel expenses.

Using evidence to quell an emerging trade trend: catalysing songbird conservation in Indonesia

WRS is the only funder of this project. As a key member of the IUCN Asian Songbird Trade Specialist Group, this is a topic that is close to our hearts.

Securing the last of the Siamese Crocodiles

Wildlife Conservation Society is fighting to save the last population of wild Siamese crocodiles in Indonesia – there are less than 1000 left in the world! Every species recovery battle is uphill and long but encouragingly, there is now international, national, and local action to establish a protected wetland habitat for these usually overlooked species.

The Star of Bali

With its striking good looks, the Bali Starling is highly coveted in the illegal songbird trade. Exacerbated by habitat loss, it is now at the brink of extinction. Begawan Foundation is trying to avert this by engaging the local community and cultivating a culture that protects its native bird.

Komodo Dragon Conservation on Flores Island

On Flores Island, the wild cousins of our Komodo dragons in our living collection are in jeopardy, largely due to shrinking habitats and prey competition. The Komodo Survival Programme has extensive efforts for population surveys, habitat patrolling, and community engagement, gradually reducing the threats to the dragons.

Tarsier Conservation in Tanjung Puting National Park

The cute looks of tarsiers are unfortunately resulting in them being poached to be sold as pets. The Orangutan Foundation is studying the Bornean tarsier population in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan to find out how we can help these pint-sized primates.