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Awareness Campaign about Wildlife Exploitation

WFFT and WFI are starting a new campaign to create more awareness about the illegal wildlife trade for the pet and tourist trade. These 3 posters were designed by a Thai student to help spread the message. We are now asking permission from authorities and local businesses to present these…

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Baby orangutans confiscated in Bangkok

Two baby orangutans confiscated in Bangkok a few days ago might have been imported from Sumatra, Indonesia to end up as pets for the rich in Bangkok.   The Thai police for Natural Resources and Environmental Crimes (NRECD) intercepted two baby orangutans a few days ago in Bangkok. The orangutans…

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Oscar the Otter Arrives at WFFT

Yesterday morning we received a call from a lady who claimed to have found a young otter near to the Chatuchak Weekend Markets in Bangkok. She asked us for help, as she wanted the otter to have a good home and proper care. The rescue team headed out to collect…

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Infant orangutan found in box outside WFFT

Early this morning an animal carry case was found dumped outside the WFFT Wildlife Rescue Centre, at a first glance it was thought to be a cat or dog inside the box but upon further inspection our founder Edwin Wiek saw that the box contained an infant Bornean orangutan (Pongo…

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UPDATE ON TIGER TEMPLE!

On Wednesday the 19th of January the last talks will be held between the Ministry of National Resources and Department of National Parks (DNP) and the tiger temple. These talks will be probably resulting in the removal of at least 75 tigers from the temple to a Government rescue center.…

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The orangutans are almost home!!!

The time is almost here for 14 confiscated orangutans to finally be returned home to Indonesia. The animals have been held for almost 7 years after being confiscated from private zoos in southern Thailand. Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand, founded by Edwin Wiek, have campaigned heavily, fighting for their repatriation and…

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Confiscated pangolins returned to the wild!

Treatment and rehabilitation a success!   After one week of treatment and rehabilitation we have returned 48 pangolins back to the wild last night, on several secret locations. The WFFT/LWRC wildlife rescue team joined Lao government law enforcement officials on a mission to return the freedom to these magnificent animals.…

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