December was a colorful, action-packed month filled with events focused on celebrating and protecting Jogja’s unique biodiversity. Even in the thick of the holiday spirit, Wildlife Rescue Centre Jogja was humming with activity, with educational seminars, movie screenings, and other events aimed at fostering a more profound comprehension of wildlife preservation and human impact on this unique ecosystem.
Despite limited resources, we persisted in executing our existing programs. One of them involved film screenings, with dual objectives: fundraising for relocation efforts and introducing WRC Jogja as a conservation organization for local wildlife in Jogja.
The Wild Watch Animal event took place on December 5, 2023, targeting a diverse audience. The occasion showcased two films: ‘Green,’ crafted by our volunteer Patrick Rouxel, and ‘WRC Jogja,’ by Eka Prasasti, an alumnus of our internship program.
These film screenings aimed to educate the public about wildlife conservation and the significance of preserving natural ecosystems. Q&A sessions with the filmmakers were also held, allowing the audience to quench their curiosity sparked by the films.
Protecting nature involves everyone, and even the smallest actions matter. Simply spreading information is a step toward safeguarding our environment. Let’s unite in preserving our environment; let hesitation no longer hinder our actions.
Throughout December, Gembira Loka Zoo Yogyakarta stood as a steadfast partner to WRC Jogja in our shared mission of wildlife conservation. The strides taken by WRC Jogja owe much to the invaluable support of Gembira Loka Zoo. This year, as Gembira Loka Zoo commemorated its 70th anniversary, a series of events unfolded in collaboration with WRC Jogja. Activities ranged from communal exercises, environmental clean-ups within GL Zoo premises, and participation as speakers and moderators in talk show events.
Over three consecutive days, WRC Jogja actively engaged in the talk show sessions as speakers and moderators alongside esteemed partners such as BKSDA Yogyakarta, Swara Owa, Kanopi Indonesia, and the KTH Wanapaksi. Each session revolved around distinct themes, targeting diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds and aiming to educate them on wildlife conservation. These programs introduced the audience to the several primates on Java Island and introduced them to the wide variety of indigenous birds in Jogja, all the while emphasizing how important it is to remember that wild animals are not pets.
2023 has been a productive year for our organization. We achieved many milestones and made significant progress toward our goals. We would like to express our gratitude to all our supporters and followers who have been with us throughout the year. To stay informed about our future endeavors and show your continued support, we encourage you to follow our social media accounts. By doing so, you can stay updated on our latest news, events, and initiatives and help us make an even greater impact in the coming years. Thank you for your continued support and engagement.