Seeking for Emergency Funding as Corona (CoVid-19) hits Cikananga

30 March 2020 – As a result of the developing Corona crisis we are looking for help through this GoGetFunding campaign. Currently a substantial source of income has quickly reduced to zero as we needed to close Cikananga from visitors such as interns and volunteers. This income has helped Cikananga in the past to pay for the daily animal care such as food and basic medication. In addition we rescued new animals that are in need.

Please let us know if you want to help or follow the link to the GoGetFunding Campaign of Cikananga & Wanicare Foundation .

If there are any questions or ideas to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact us at


RESCUE – Birds on their way to Cikanaga

26 March 2020 – As we speak 60 birds are rescued to Cikananga Wildlife Center after confiscation, being a wide selection from the a illegal trader including Cassowaries, different parrots and Cockatoos species and many more. This huge inflow comes during challenging times as Cikananga is also facing substantial impact from the developing Corona crisis. Currently a substantial source of income has quickly reduced to zero as we needed to close Cikananga from visitors such as interns and volunteers.

Any support for Cikananga is welcome so we can help these birds and the many other animals in our care. More updates to follow.

Volunteers & Interns Meetup July 2020 in NL

19 March 2020 – Een oproep aan alle Nederlandse Cikananga Wildlife Center vrijwilligers & stagiaires! (Dutch speaking)

Het lijkt ons een leuk idee om in de zomer (22 of 23 juli 2020) een Meetup te organiseren. Zodat wij jullie weer kunnen zien, en jullie elkaar! Tijdens de reünie zullen we ook aandacht besteden Wanicare in Nederland, hier hebben we jullie hulp voor nodig. Wil je erbij zijn vul dan je gegevens in via de onderstaande link. Kun je op die data helaas niet aanwezig zijn maar wil je wel betrokken zijn bij de nieuwe ontwikkelingen van Wanicare in Nederland? Vul dan alsnog het contactgegeven formulier en dan houden we je op de hoogte!

Aan de hand van het aantal aanmeldingen gaan we een centrale locatie bepalen.

We hopen jullie allemaal te zien tijdens te reünie !

Zie het aanmeldformulier in deze link:

We celebrate UN World Wildlife Day

3 March 2020 – Wanicare & Cikananga are celebrating #worldwildlifeday 2020! For the many animals in our care, mostly victims of the ongoing and horrendous wildlife trade we work together with many other organisation around the globe to be part of the he theme of World Wildlife Day 2020, namely “Sustaining all life on earth”.

This encompasses all wild animal and plant species as a component of biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to the nature. It also underlines the importance of sustainable use of natural resources in support of the achievement of the #UnitedNations Sustainable Development Goals #SDG.

Rescue of Javan Langur to Cikananga

13 February 2020 – A female Javan Langur was rescued to Cikananga after it was found around human settlements approaching people. This individual is skinny and has scars from being on a chain around the waist and therefore we believe she escaped from the previous “owner”. Sadly we observed an extreme response her when our keepers hold a long items such as an broom during cleaning of the enclosures, indicating it has traumatic experiences and quite possibly was mistreated.

We will now do our best to make it settle in and let it recover physically and mentally.

The Annual 2020 Wanicare Update & Fundraiser

27 January 2020 – We want to thank all visitors of the 2020 Wanicare Fundraiser & Year Update. During the festive afternoon Wanicare Founder Willemijn Eggen shared an extensive overview of last year and an update on the ambitions for 2020.

In summary last year was intense with many rescue efforts, some incredible releases, new partnerships and sponsors and some fantastic improvements to the Cikananga Widlife Center as we managed to built new enclosures, improved existing existing housing and again invested in the medical support. For 2020 we work with existing partners and sponsors, as well we are to share we welcome new partner to realize our work. As such we will develop the Hornbill Release Project, our Save the Javan Leopard project, the Raptor Project and intensify the efforts for Gibbons and much, much more. This year we are on a mission to release many animals and we hope to provide proper care and a home to wildlife in need.


Willemijn Eggen, Founder of Wanicare, presenting the 2020 update

Do you also want to help us? Please contact us or donate right away through the donate button. Any help is welcome to help the animals that are victim of the wildlife trade and who are loosing their habitats. If you want to receive the presentation with all updates please reach out to

Besides the visitor we want to thank ‘Ellen & Adri Onderweg’ for their great musical intermezzo!

Wanicare Fundraiser concert next January 26th.

30 December 2019 – Dutch Only – Beste Wanicare relatie,

Jullie zijn allemaal welkom voor ons jaarlijkse benefiet concert in Balkbrug! Kom je ook voor de jaarlijkse update over het werk in Indonesië van Willemijn, een schitterend concert van ‘Ellen & Adri Onderweg’ en een fijne borrel?

26 Januari, inloop om 14:30.

Stichting Wanicare
Den Huizen 6
7707 PL Balkbrug

Aanmelden via mail of Facebook wordt op prijs gesteld. Tot 26 Januari!

Javan Leopard cub update

24 December 2019 – Remember Rasi, the javan Leopard cub we rescued a couple of months ago ? He grew up to be big and healthy now! This footage caught by our camera trap to monitor his condition. His enclosure is designed to minimize his contact with human so we can only see him through camera trap footage like this. This is so that he can maintain his wild behavior and increase his chance of release to his natural habitat in the future.

In memory of our dearest friend and colleague – Pak Alen

12 December 2019 -We are incredibly saddened as Pak Alen suddenly passed away yesterday. As a father figure to all of us and working at Cikananga since the very start, Pak Alen was a key pillar for the center and the community around it. Pak Alen combined amazing kindness, humor, humbleness with phenomenal knowledge about animals. It made Pak Alen an admirable and respected man, who will be missed dearly by the Cikananga team, the animals in the center and the many people around him and his family.

We want to express our deepest condolences to the family of Pak Alen, to his wife, his children and his grandchildren where he always spoke about in the most loving way.

Cikananga will not be the same now we need to do without you.

Quarantine roofs collapsed, we are in need of emergency funding

9 December 2019 – Two roofs of our quarantines building collapsed as heavy rain hit Cikananga last week and we are looking for an emergency fund to repair the roofs soon and shelter the animals. Although rust forming was visible, we were unaware that the roof structures weakened to the point they collapsed largely last week. Therefor we needed to evacuate all animals inside the quarantines as the structure is instable and could collapse completely very soon. As a result, our two remaining quarantine buildings are now completely overcrowded with recently arrived animals that are in a vulnerable situation. This will become a large problem as we still need to receive animals from confiscations soon.
Please find a link to the fundraising page or donate through our PayPal Account or donate through our Bank account:
IBAN: NL65ABNA0515544981BIC: ABNANL2A – ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, ‘Stichting Wanicare’.
As NGO’s the Cikananga Foundation & Wanicare Foundation care for over 500 wild animals in Cikananga, West Java Indonesia, who largely come from the illegal trade. In 2019 we have rescued a total of 139 individuals. It is critical we continue this work, but without quarantine buildings this will not be possible.
The quarantines are vital facilities where newly rescued animals are housed awaiting medical health check results. Here our medical staff can keep an extra close eye on animals after stressful transportations as they are often overcoming medical issues after arrival. Moving animals anywhere else in the rescue center is very hazardous due contamination risks and unavailability of proper enclosures as rescue operations are hard to plan and unpredictable to match with the required capacity.
To repair these vital quarantine buildings we will need to completely rebuild the skeleton frame of the roof, as most of the iron in place is damaged. For this renovation we will only use long-lasting high-quality materials and in addition we will improve the frame to make the structure stronger. Your help will enable proper shelter for rescued animals for the coming 50 years!
On behalf of the animals in Cikananga we ask for your help! Through this crowdfunding we aim to receive enough funds to complete one roof, but of course hope you all bring us even further than that. Every donation small or big is valuable to us while it will bring us closer to the goal of continuing our work.