Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre

At the Bali Wildlife Rescue Centre, one of only seven such centers in whole of Indonesia, we care for, rehabilitate and release native endangered wildlife, most of which are the victims of illegal trading and poaching.

One of the Brahminy kites at our rescue center.

Across Indonesia wildlife is being displaced by deforestation, when land is cleared to make way for palm oil and rubber plantations, or when roads are built into remote areas. Forced out of their natural habitat, animals and birds become the target of poachers and traffickers.

The primates and birds we look after at the center in Tabanan, southwest Bali – including gibbons, macaques, eagles, cockatoos, and peacocks – have  mostly been confiscated by officials from markets, private homes or businesses where they have been kept as pets or for entertainment. Some are also handed to us by the public. We currently care for more than 40 endangered primates and birds. Read more.

One of three Southern pig-tailed macaques we look after.

Most of the rescued birds and animals are too old or injured for rehabilitation and centers like ours will become their home for the rest of their lives. Although some can be rehabilitated and released, the process is long and there are few suitable release sites.

Each year we  accept a limited number of skilled volunteers to help out at the rescue center. The center is small and we can only take two volunteers at one time. Because of the nature of the work volunteers must stay at least one week and not more than three weeks. Read more.

Looking down on part of our wildlife rescue center in Tabanan, Bali.

We were asked by the Humane Society International (Australia) to take over running the rescue center, which covers a third of a hectare, in August 2011. The society was impressed with our achievements releasing rescued orangutans into the wild in Kalimantan, and endangered birds on Bali’s Nusa Penida island. Thank you to the Humane Society International (Australia) for their support and for funding all of the center’s operating costs.

The rescue center is on the outskirts of the town of Tabanan in Central Bali. The address is Jalan Teratai No. 49, Dauh Peken, Tabanan. Check out the map below.

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