22 November 2021 – UPDATE: We finished the alternative 15km route and raised over 1500 euro! Thanks for the amazing support and we want to thank you on behalf of the animals at Cikanaga!
Although the official Zevenheuvelenloop is canceled following the Corona restrictions, we still will be running! With a small group, led by Wanicare founder Willemijn Eggen, we will run an alternative 15km closer to home, and we will keep you updated on our Instagram and Facebook channels.
Do you want to help us help the animals of Cikananga? Please support our #runningforwanicare fundraiser here, any donation is welcome as we can use all the support in the world as corona impacts our work significantly!
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We want to thank you all for your support on behalf of the animals!!
24 October 2021 – Today organizations around the world raise awareness for these fascinating apes.
We share with you the amazing news that earlier this month we were able to finish specialized facilities for gibbons at Cikananga with the help of ARCUS This to improve their condition and behavior which will significantly improve their chances for successful rehabilitation and preparation for release. Gibbon confiscations are sadly common, but sadly gibbons are released at a slower rate on most islands in Indonesia due to the long process to prepare them for the wild. Cikananga’s primate facilities were previously not appropriate to rewild or start the rehabilitation process for release.
More info on our supporting partner Arcus: https://www.arcusfoundation.org/
28 September 2021 – In September we were pleased to welcome Uni Konservasi Fauna to Cikananga Wildlife Center. UKF is a student group from IPB University with a focus on wildlife conservation which aims to enhance the skills of their members in preparation for their pursuit of careers in conservation. Over the course of a few days, UKF undertook a programme on ex situ conservation techniques and saw first-hand how this can look when implemented. The group of 10 students brought a lot of energy, ideas and enthusiasm to the programme and consequently a lot of beneficial discussion and knowledge sharing took place on topics such as welfare, behaviour and nutrition. Thank you UKF and we look forward to seeing you again next year!
Want to learn more about our conservation program for (international) students? Contact us.
1 August 2021 – This month we celebrate 20 years of Cikananga! This remarkable anniversary is celebrated where Wanicare has joined the development of the rescue center already 12 years ago. But we want you to join in the celebrations, so in August we will share many updates on important milestones, memories and challenges throughout the 2 decades as we create a better world for wildlife. Follow us our Instagram en Facebook for these updates!
06 July 2021 – This is Darwin, he was confiscated in september 2018. On arrival his wing feathers were covered with a gum or glue, indicating he might have been captured from the wild. His behavior indicates the same, therefore we are very happy he will soon be translocated to Ciremai for release. However a bit more patience is required, while due to the current Covid situation in Indonesia the government implemented a lockdown on the islands of Java and Bali. This means also release activities are postponed untill further notice.
Celebrate with us World Parrot Day by helping us realize the translocation of 9 parrots!
In the last years Cikananga has been receiving parrots more frequently and at the moment we house a total of 121 parrots of 20 different species, originating from about 10 different islands throughout Indonesia. An amount which is challenging to manage for our facilities and therefore we are thrilled to share the good news that 9 parrots are accepted to go to Suaka Paruh Bengkok on the Moluccan.
However, due to the financial challenging situation at the moment as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask you for help to realize their final flight to freedom.
For more information please have a look at the campaign. Many thanks for your ongoing support in these challenging times!
*Please find the fundraiser here:on gotgetfunding.com. Many thank for you help on behalf of the animals of Cikananga!
More information: info at wanicare.com