In this presentation, Dr Anna Nekaris considers how translocations that do not or cannot follow the IUCN guidelines are an impediment to animal conservation, and can impact individuals' animal welfare. Using slow lorises as a case study, Dr Nekaris opens up discussion on how to address this sensitive issue.
To view SARCC's full event 'Sanctuaries and rescue centers: on the frontlines of conservation and welfare' please head to the playlist on Animals for Asia Youtube Channel.
About Dr. Anna Nekaris
Dr Anna Nekaris is a Professor of Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University where she is the Lead of the internationally renowned Primate Conservation postgraduate programme. As part of 30 years of research in South and Southeast Asia, she directs the Little Fireface Project. The main base of this project is in Java, Indonesia, where the team there has conducted the longest ever continuous study of a single population of nocturnal prosimian in the wild, in large part to help aid in their captive care and translocation, including training forestry and wildlife staff across Asia in appropriate care and in understanding their increasingly complex taxonomy. She also has led extensive campaigns regarding exploitation of animals on social media.
About SARCs first event: SARCs are often placed at a seemingly conflicting point between alleviating the suffering of individuals and acting as guardians of threatened species. When we consider the needs of individual animals, overpopulated SARCs, their limited resources and the need to rehabilitate, release and contribute to species conservation, the right way forward is not always clear. In April 2023, The SARC Coalition hosted its first online event - Sanctuaries and Rescue Centers: On the Frontlines of Conservation and Welfare was designed to share with SARCs some of the programs and tools available to help with these challenges, and to catalyze conversations between SARCs on these shared challenges.