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Successes

SUCCESSES OF OUR PROJECTS IN SWITZERLAND

Great success with the care in the bird of prey sanctuary

The Berg am Irchel Bird of Prey Sanctuary takes in around 190 weak birds of prey and owls each year and, when they have recovered, returns them to the wild. Since the sanctuary was founded in 1956, a total of 3,200 birds have been looked after. With a care success rate of 80%, the sanctuary returns a uniquely high percentage of birds to the wild.

Continually expanded range of activities at the Thurauen Nature Centre

Since it was opened in 2011, the Thurauen Nature Centre has welcomed around 65,000 visitors. Each year, the team carries out around 300 guided tours and excursions at the exhibition and the Thurauen floodplain. Many groups, children and adults have therefore been fascinated by the floodplain habitat and made aware of the need to protect it.

Creation and distribution of the teaching material «FlussAuen» («Alluvial landscape»)

Children are the decision makers of tomorrow. With a specific offer for school classes, the Thurauen Nature Centre helps teachers give fascinating classes on the environment. With the creation and distribution of the teaching material «FlussAuen» (Alluvial landscape) and other teaching aids on the topics of beavers and birds of prey, the nature centre provides a practical resource.

SUCCESSES OF OUR PROJECTS IN INDONESIA

Successful reintroduction of orangutans to the wild

The Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme SOCP is the only project in the world which successfully manages to reintroduce orangutans to the wild in accordance with the applicable international guidelines. To date in our rescue and rehabilitation station around 350 orangutans have been taken in and 265 of these have been successfully reintroduced to the wild.

Success story of Batang Toru

In Batang Toru, in the south of Sumatra, the Orangutan Conservation Programme has discovered and studied an orangutan splitter population. It is essential to have as wide a gene pool as possible in order to prevent the orangutans dying out. Another success in Batang Toru came thanks to the lobbying work done by the Orangutan Conservation Programme for years: on account of the pressure, the government decided to declare Batang Toru as protection forest.

Successful court case against Kallista Alam

A big step in matters of law enforcement was taken in 2013 and 2014 with the successful court case against the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam. The Indonesian court fined the company 9 million US dollars for illegal slash-and-burn agriculture in the Leuser ecosystem. This is a major success for the campaign work of PanEco and for global nature conservation.