Spend an evening with Dr Karmele Llano Sanchez from International Animal Rescue!
4th October at 6.30
Ticket $45
Kedron Wavell Services Club Chermside

Karmele is the program director at IAR Indonesia overseeing their orangutan rescue, rehabilitation and release centre in Ketapang as well as their centre in Bogor focussing on Slow Loris and Macaques. She will be in Australia to raise awareness and funds for the release and monitoring of four oranguatans back into the wild.

Have a chance to discuss Karmele's work and the challenges they are currently working with. Hear about the history of IAR and the orangutans that this campaign is hoping to release in her presentation.

- Karmele's presentation on orangutan rescue
- Silent auctions
- Raffles
- Vegan and vegetarian canapes
- Bar available
- Disabled access including bathrooms
- Kids are welcome

BBBRNP is an incredible piece of primary forest encompassing over 200,000ha and supports an array of wildlife. This forest is part of what is known as the “Heart of Borneo”, Asia’s last great rainforest. This region provides vital habitat to 10 endemic species of primate, more than 350 birds, 150 reptiles and amphibians and 10,000 plant species.

But there’s a problem.
Sadly, it has been decades since the local communities in the Mentatai area of BBBRNP witnessed the last orangutan here, despite this region being prime orangutan habitat. Our partner, International Animal Rescue (IAR) in Indonesia conducted their own research and confirmed the locals observations.

Here’s what we’re doing about it:
IAR Indonesia has begun a mission to bring back orang-utan in the Mantatai region of this beautiful National Park.

At IAR’s rescue and rehabilitation centre in Ketapang West Kalimantan, five potential release candidates have been selected to start this incredible journey and second chance at freedom. Cost for each release is $5,000 AUD so we are aiming to raise at least $20,000 for four of the candidates. Hopefully we can smash this target for the fifth release.