GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE FIRST EVER WILDLIFE RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTRE IN LAO PDR
ACRES and Lao Zoo are delighted to announce the start of construction of the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary - the first Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre in Lao PDR. Located at the Lao Zoo in Ban Keun and managed by ACRES, the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary will provide refuge to animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Read more about this exciting new project here.
RESCUE STORY OF THE MONTH, May 2013:
OPPA! THE BALL PYTHON
We’re often called to help relocate native snakes in Singapore, but sometimes we come across exotic species too: victims of the illegal wildlife trade who have been cruelly smuggled into Singapore, sold as pets then abandoned. This month we were called upon to help Oppa- a ball python- a species native to Africa but commonly smuggled around the world for the pet trade.
Oppa was starving, underweight and covered in scratches- he wouldn’t have survived very long had we not been able to step in. He’s now doing well in quarantine and will be moving to a brand new custom-made enclosure soon! Abandonment of live animals and keeping of prohibited wild animals are crimes in Singapore and, furthermore, keeping/selling certain endangered animals is a crime under the Endangered Species Import and Export Act, and the penalty can be a fine of up to $50,000 per animal.
Please give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
BE AN ANIMAL BENEFACTOR!
For as little as $1 a day, you can be directly responsible for giving a rescued animal a chance at a happy and healthy life. Among the many residents we have at the AWRC, choose to sponsor between Spongebob the Star Tortoise, Cyclops the Pig-Nosed Turtle, Stubby the Ball Python or Kanmani the Green Iguana!
Give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
Help save the surviving dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa
One more wild-caught dolphin that Resorts World acquired for their marine life park attraction has died. The death toll - so far - is 3 dolphins.
Please don’t let Wen Wen and the other 2 dolphins die in vain.
Please take action now to help the remaining 24 dolphins. Join our call to send them back to the wild www.saddestdolphins.com