Wildlife protection in Indonesia
JAAN, the Jakarta Animal Aid Network is a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the lives of Indonesia’s animals, this organization also works as a network, it connects people and organizations to stand together and tackle issues like animal welfare and illegal wildlife trade, through animal rescue operations, education, and lobbying.
The rescue center was established by Femke den Haas a veterinary paramedic who has been fighting animal cruelty in Indonesia for nearly two decades, you can read more about her and the work she has done in an interview from YAK (Wilding Femke den Haas).
JAAN is divided into 2 sections; Domestic Animals and Wildlife. Regarding domestic welfare they help domestic animals like dogs and cats get adopted, they also have a campaign against the consumption of dog meat, they sterilize cats and perform emergency rescues. Within the wildlife division, they rescue primates, dolphins, tigers, orangutans, and many others.
Recently, the wildlife division, under the Dolphin Project, saved and relocated four dolphins that were kept under terrible conditions at a hotel in Bali, they had removed their teeth so they wouldn’t bite the tourists that would swim with them. Now, these dolphins are at Bali’s first dolphin rehabilitation center, they are receiving the proper care and treatment, they now have space to swim and are no longer confined in chlorinated swimming pools.
Their overall goal is to improve the welfare of animals in Indonesia, and thanks to their work many animals are living happier and healthier lives.