Asian Wildlife Conservation
Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors is working closely on a select group of conservation programs across Asia to protect endangered species. We are a small but highly mobile and efficient organisation, and we have chosen to focus our efforts in these key areas, where we feel that Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors can make a significant positive impact on the future of these wild places and their denizens.
Our wildlife conservation projects in Asia include:
- Tiger conservation in Sumatra;
- Elephant conservation in Sumatra and Cambodia; and
- Orangutan conservation in Sumatra.
According to Friends of the Earth, Palm Oil is now included in 1 in every 10 products you'll find on the supermarket shelf. That includes cosmetics, spreads and just about every category in between including detergents, chocolate and even bread. And, of course, you probably don't know it's there because the manufacturers aren't obliged to tell you on the label.
The demand is huge and it's the major cause of rainforest destruction. Great swathes of forest are ripped up to make way for yet more palm oil plantations.
Don't let it happen to Bukit Tigapuluh National Park. Sign the petition asking the Directors of Asia Pulp & Paper/Sinar Mas Group to withdraw its proposal.
Visit the Australian Orangutan Project website for more information and to sign.
In 2005, Giles Clark (International Conservation Programs Officer) and Senior Veterinarian Dr Jon Hanger conducted workshops with the Tiger Conservation and Protection Unit (TCPU) of Kerinci Seblat National Park in Sumatra on various elements of tiger conservation in the field, such as veterinary procedures, emergency wildlife anaesthesia and wildlife welfare and handling issues. Wildlife Warriors has supported the TCPU for sometime, donating anti-poaching vehicles, field veterinary supplies and financial aid. Our commitment to this program is ongoing.