SAPREC Penguin Rehabilitation, South-Africa
This small centre helps sick and oil smeared penguins and seabirds to recover and to be released in the wild. Penguins that cannot return to the wild because of their health situation will be taken care of at the centre as well.
Elephant Transit home, Sri Lanka
This project provides shelter to orphaned and abandoned baby elephants. The goal is to release them as a group in the jungle when they are strong enough to survive in the wild.
Nyaru Menteng Orangutan Rehabilitation, Borneo
This is the largest orang-utan shelter and rehabilitation centre in the world. It takes many years of intensive and loving care before a baby orang-utan or one that has been kept as a pet, can be released into the wild.
Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation, Congo-Brazzaville
Tchimpounga is the world’s largest centre that provides shelter to orphaned chimpanzees. These chimps could never return to the wild, but they are given a chance to a happy life in the most natural environment possible.
Cheetah Conservation Fund, Namibia
CCF provides shelter to orphaned and wounded cheetah’s and plays an important role to solve the farmer – cheetah conflict. This problem is defining whether the cheetah will survive as a species.
Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary, Indonesia
The SRS started a very difficult breeding programme to prevent the Sumatran Rhino from extinction and the organisation studies on how the last 300 of the Sumatran Rhino’s could survive in the wild.
Risso Dolphin Project, Azores
Research and protection of the Risso dolphin are the main activities of this project. But The Risso Project also is one of the leading organisations to have the waters around the resident dolphins and whales to be declared as natural reserves.
Aceh turtle Conservation, Indonesia
The Poaching of eggs and disappearing nesting beaches are the main threats to the marine turtle. ATC protects one of worlds best nesting islands and provides alternative jobs and income to the local community so people no longer need to poach the eggs.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda
Chimps that have been released from captivity under miserable conditions, are being brought to Ngamba Island. The chimps will be nursed with loving care and can lead a peaceful life in a natural habitat.
Limbe Wildlife Centre, Cameroon
The trade of bush meat and illegal logging are big problems. Limbe is a wildlife shelter and rehabilitation centre. Next to gorilla’s and chimpanzees, they also take care of other primates, birds and reptiles that often are seized from illegal trade.
Afri Leo foundation, Namibia
This is a sanctuary for lions that cannot be released in the wild because they are hand fed and raised for canned hunting. The organisation also tries to play a role in the conflict between men and lion in Namibia. This starts by educating the local people and school children.
Polar Bears International, USA
For many years PBI protects the polar bear from extinction. Research of the population of polar bears, the effects of a changing climate, informing the world about their situation and following the polar bear by satellite tracking are the main activities.
Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Most elephants that arrive at this sanctuary are orphaned, wounded or released from captivity. In a unique natural valley, surrounded by wooded mountains and rivers, the elephants are stimulated to lead a natural life.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, Zambia
Chimfunshi provides shelter for mostly orphaned chimpanzees. Today 25 animal keepers take care of over 125 chimpanzees. The 30,000 visitors provide an alternative income for the local community, which makes this one of worlds leading eco-tourism programmes.