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in Asia
By Nikki Brown, Presenter and Conservation Assistant at Colchester Zoo between September 2009-January 2014. The mission of Free the Bears, founded in 1995, is ‘to protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world.’ The Free the Bears Fund...

in Asia
Komodo dragon populations are restricted to five islands in south-eastern Indonesia. Four island populations occur within the world heritage listed Komodo National Park (KNP,) with less than 3,000 individuals on a land area of about 600 km2.    On Flores, outside...

in Asia
Otters are at risk from habitat loss, pollution and an expanding population, but an extremely important threat is hunting for the illegal wildlife trade. This is clearly having a serious impact on otter populations and in places they have become locally...

in Asia
The Orangutan Foundation’s aim is to conserve the now critically endangered Bornean orangutan and its threatened habitat. They currently fund and operate five orangutan release camps in the Lamandau Wildlife Reserve, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. This reserve spans a 64,000ha area...

in Asia
Populations of all three species of otter in China are declining. Eurasian otters are classified ‘near threatened’, and smooth-coated and Asian small-clawed otters are listed as ‘vulnerable’, due to wetland degradation, depletion of food resources, and illegal hunting for their high...

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