4 February 2021 – Conservation education continues online: This time Wanicare founder Willemijn Eggen explains the what happens on a daily basis at Cikananga, with Inge Tielen attending live from the rescue center. Together they teach students from Helicon Velp in the Netherlands in a series of classes on the importance of conservation, rescue operations and the goals of Cikananga and Wanicare.
10 January 2021 – Cikananga started the year with introducing Sulphur crested cockatoos to each other. In this group are now 5 individuals, all different backgrounds and all different personalities. In the front is Yuyu, she has been alone for a long time and the feather condition is likely a consequence of that (plucking), because #medical issues were not found. The first day everyone was overwhelmed, Yuyu however was extremely interested in everything and everyone around her, a very curious and confident individual which we hope will now settle in and give her feathers the chance to grow.
2 January 2021 – In the last week of the year we had two animals arriving, both in immediate need of attention. A sulphur Crested Cockatoo kept as a pet for more than 5 years in Bandung area was brought to us by Rezoo volunteers. This kind and easy going cockatoo appears to be having very destructive behavior, and when not having the possibility of chewing on wood or other enrichment it likely started plucking its feathers, we have high hopes to improve his appearance and condition.
25 December 2020 – We want to wish you all a merry Christmas and a great 2021!
We are concluding a challenging year where many of you have helped us to deal with, amongst others, the corona situation.
First of all we want to thank you for helping us, not only financially but also emotionally as we had to deal with a lot in 2020.
Corona still has a huge impact on the rescue center and our abilities to generate income as we can not receive any visitors like volunteers, interns or schools. At Cikanaga the team has been working day in, day out to care for the nearly 500 animals in a pretty isolated way for 9 months now.
Between all this we can safely say we are looking forward to 2021 and we trust its going be a much better year. This we can definitely achieve with your help.
Any support for the animals of Cikananga is welcome to bridge the period until we can open the doors again for visitors, hopefully in 2021. With this help we can buy daily nutrition and medical supplies for the animals and continue to pay for the salaries of the keepers and vet team.
Willemijn Eggen on behalf of the full Wanicare and Cikananga team.
20 Decemer 2020 – And here it is! The ‘Three Times a Lady’ Christmas show for Wanicare featuring music, the fabulous and hilarious Julie as well some highlights on Cikananga Wildlife Center and an item on the illegal animal trade. This year a corona proof, full video version of the yearly festive show, to raise attention for the animals and for you to sit back and enjoy Christmas 2020 with a smile.
On behalf of the 500 animals at Cikananga, we wish you a great Christmas and we look forward to meet you in 2021 again.
16 November 2020 – The sustainable farm at Cikananga is now already producing about 4,5kg food for the animals. We are proud that this healthy food is provided to all kinds of species throughout the center! This new and growing initiative helps us to efficiently provide food to the 500 animals at Cikananga, who depend on a healthy diet for their wellbeing.
Do you want to help out this new program, or are just interested in how the sustainability program is developing, please let us know while there is a special newsletter dedicated to this program available. More information at email@example.com
22 October 2020 – ANNOUNCEMENT – A part of the funds collected through the crowdfunding for the treatment of Arfah will be put towards the new Arfah Nasution Memorial Fund. This grant will provide once a year the opportunity for young Indonesian women working in conservation to apply for support for travel and general expenses to gain experience by following courses-trainings and/or conferences in Indonesia or abroad.
Arfah dedicated her life to nature conservation from an early age and worked for the Cikananga Foundation as our field biologist from 2014 to 2020. Over the past summer she was diagnosed with a brain tumor, a battle that she lost in September of this year.
Besides working in the field Arfah always loved getting opportunities to learn and gain experience. She was happy with each opportunity and had been accepted for courses the last years, but finding enough funds to allow her to travel or pay all expenses was always a big challenge and sadly often not successful. Therefore we believe this Memorial Fund will be the perfect way to honour Arfah, because her memory will provide an opportunity for young women to learn and contribute to the conservation of Indonesia’s nature and wildlife.
The first call for applications will be in the second half of 2021, to give the team the opportunity to prepare all details such as application forms, selection procedure and evaluation.
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17 September 2020 – Lunch time for the primates at the Cikananga wildlife center! Healthy food is very important to stay fit, in the wild but certainly so in the rescue center. At Cikananga we provide nutritious diets that include many fruits, leaves, vegetables and if required additional supplements to keep them healthy. Food is also an important enrichment tool that we for example provide packed in bamboo or a simple carton. Also we keep up the variety so they will never get bored, eat a proper meal and stay creative in finding food for once they return to the wild! This month we received a large donation of fresh food from a friendly supporter from Sukabumi, thank you!
Do you want to support these primates? Contact us at info at wanicare.com or donate at our website.
7 September 2020 – Today we received the devastating news that our beloved friend and field biologist, Arfah Nasution passed away earlier this morning. Although she was only 29 years old, she was a true conservationist who dedicated her life to preserve nature.