ACRES Gala Dinner 2013
GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR THE FIRST EVER WILDLIFE RESCUE AND EDUCATION CENTRE IN LAO PDR
ACRES and Lao Zoo are delighted to announce the start of construction of the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary - the first Wildlife Rescue and Education Centre in Lao PDR. Located at the Lao Zoo in Ban Keun and managed by ACRES, the Lao Wildlife Sanctuary will provide refuge to animals rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Read more about this exciting new project here.
RESCUE STORY OF THE MONTH, FEBRUARY 2013:
HUA, KAI, FU & GUI, THE STAR TORTOISES
The number of star tortoises at the AWRC keeps growing, as we are called on to rescue yet more abandoned individuals — all victims of the illegal wildlife trade.
On 22nd February 2013, a member of public found 4 Indian star tortoises in a box at a playground in the Chinatown area. She was very concerned about their fate, and we applaud her efforts to call ACRES for assistance. We've named the tortoises Hua, Kai, Fu and Gui; combined together their names form the Chinese phrase "Hua Kai Fu Gui" meaning “When flowers blossom it brings richness/prosperity".
We don't know anything about their background, and they are currently undergoing a quarantine and observation period. We're seeing their personalities slowly revealing themselves: Hua is a lot bolder than his friends, with a much bigger appetite than the other three!
Abandonment of live animals and keeping of prohibited wild animals are crimes in Singapore and, furthermore, keeping/selling certain endangered animals is a crime under the Endangered Species Import and Export Act, and the penalty can be a fine of up to $50,000 per animal.
Please give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
BE AN ANIMAL BENEFACTOR!
For as little as $1 a day, you can be directly responsible for giving a rescued animal a chance at a happy and healthy life. Among the many residents we have at the AWRC, choose to sponsor between Spongebob the Star Tortoise, Cyclops the Pig-Nosed Turtle, Stubby the Ball Python or Kanmani the Green Iguana!
Give a rescued wild animal a second chance at life. Find out more here.
Help save the surviving dolphins at Resorts World Sentosa
One more wild-caught dolphin that Resorts World acquired for their marine life park attraction has died. The death toll - so far - is 3 dolphins.
Please don’t let Wen Wen and the other 2 dolphins die in vain.
Please take action now to help the remaining 24 dolphins. Join our call to send them back to the wild www.saddestdolphins.com