Arcturos was founded in 1992 to end the phenomenon of the ‘dancing bear’ which at the time was a common sight around Greece. Since then Arcturos has been active in the conservation of large carnivores both in Greece and around the Balkans. Through applied research it gathers information that allows dynamic intervention in cases where important habitats are threatened or destroyed.
Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit
The Cetacean Research Unit was first set up in 1997 during a study of bottlenose dolphins in Spey Bay, near to the outer Moray Firth. The unit carries out scientific research on key coastal cetacean species frequenting the outer Moray Firth. It also coordinates Scotland’s national whale and dolphin rescue effort, working with other organisations, vets, scientists and volunteers to ensure that up-to-date knowledge is used at every rescue.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust was founded in 1977 in memory of naturalist David Sheldrick. His wife Daphne was the first person in the world to successfully hand rear new-born fully milk dependent African elephant orphans. The trust is dedicated to the rearing of elephant orphans and their return to the wild – a process which can take up to ten years.
Folly Wildlife Rescue
Folly Wildlife Rescue is a charity dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife throughout Kent and Sussex. Their work involves caring for young animals and birds that have been orphaned or separated from their parents, usually as a result of human interference. They hand-rear everything from baby badgers, to day-old sparrows, often caring for hundreds at a time. The vast majority of these are successfully returned to the wild.
Founded in 1990, Orangutan Foundation is the foremost orangutan conservation organisation working actively across the entire range of the orangutan species. Their mission is to conserve the orangutan and their habitat through the protection of the tropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra. A a small organisation operating a diverse range of programmes that reflect the challenges involved with successfully conserving a highly threatened species and ecosystem.
Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre
The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre sits on 2,500 hectares of protected forest, which is a rarity in Cambodia. The centre provides a perfect natural refuge for rescued Cambodian wildlife. Although the centre is run by the Forestry Administration of the Cambodian Government, it relies heavily on assistance from non-profit groups of animal conservationist organisations in order to provide care and rehabilitation for victims of the illegal wildlife trade.
Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary
The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary opened in 1993. The facility was initially established to receive and provide lifelong refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. Since then, the sanctuary has continued to accept chimpanzees rescued from traumatic situations. The chimpanzees at the sanctuary are carefully nursed back to health so they can enjoy the rest of their days in the safety of a vast natural enclosure.
Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand
This Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand’s wildlife hospital and rescue centre is dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals previously exploited as pets or used for profit within the tourist industry. Most of the animals residing at the sanctuary were maltreated before they arrived, suffering from abuse, malnutrition, neglect and improper care. Where possible, rescued wildlife is released back into the wild or given a permanent home at the centre.
Wildlife Trust of India
Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) is a non-profit conservation organisation, committed to urgent action that works towards the protection of India’s wildlife. Its mission is to conserve nature, especially endangered species and threatened habitats, in partnership with communities and governments. Their key objective is the provision of quick, efficient aid to individuals, species or habitats that require it the most.