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Great success with the care in the bird of prey sanctuary

The Berg am Irchel Bird of Prey Sanctuary takes in around 292 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  over 4300 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 a great amount of visitors. Each year, the team carries out around 207 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 woodspeckers, beavers and birds of prey, the nature centre provides a practical resource.


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 403 orangutans have been taken in and 303 of these have been successfully reintroduced to the wild.

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.