Project Updates

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October 2020

During their 2020 Giving Day for Apes, GRACE raises more than $32,000 for Grauer's gorillas—ensuring the apes continue to thrive with healthy forest habitats and vegetation.

September 2020

ADI Wildlife Sanctuary completes rescues of 12 tigers and 5 lions from Guatemala, while building a sanctuary in South Africa for over 40 big cats

July 2020

The NhRP filed its appellate brief​ in the First Judicial Department and expects to appear before the court for oral argument on behalf of Happy in or about November 2020.

May 2020

The Nonhuman Rights Project applauds a decision issued by the Islamabad High Court in Pakistan that “without any hesitation” affirms the rights of nonhuman animals, and specifically orders the release to sanctuary of an Asian elephant named Kaavan held in solitary confinement at the Marghazar Zoo. Click here to learn more.

Animals Asia rescues two bears from a bile farm which was part of a restaurant just north of Hanoi, Vietnam. The bears, which were named Florence and Clara, were fittingly rescued on International Nurses Day. Click here to read more.

April 2020

The African Wildlife Foundation launches a new 10-year strategy coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The strategy is aimed at achieving three goals: to support and promote African-led policy, planning, and finance that leverage wildlife and wildlands as essential to development; to conserve, protect, and restore Africa’s ecosystems and the services they provide; and to conserve Africa’s wildlife in situ and reduce poaching and other forms of illegal wildlife trade. Click here to read more.

March 2020

Thanks to funding from the Holtzman Wildlife Foundation, the Ol Jogi Community and Wildlife Foundation receives much-needed equipment for its veterinary clinic, as well as operating support to protect animals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2020

International Animal Rescue successfully rehabilitates and releases a foster mother, named Monti, and baby orangutan, named Anggun, back into the wild. They were released in the Bukit Baka Bukit Raya National Park (TNBBBR)—located on Borneo Island, Indonedia—with three other rehabilitated orangutans. Click here to learn more.

January 2020

The Oceanic Preservation Society begins work on a new film about how plant-based plastics can help solve the plastics pollution problem.

December 2019

The Nonhuman Rights Foundation celebrates Animal Rights Day on December 10. It is also the same day as Human Rights Day, signifying that the fight for nonhuman animal rights is rooted in the same values and principles of justice as human rights.