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2 ‘We know the time to act is now. Our descendants will not thank us for our passivity. Our environment is withering, biodiversity is diminishing and preventable human suffering is flourishing. Now is the time when each of us must do what is in our power.’ Peter Hall Chairman and Chief Investment Officer, Hunter Hall, from the Hunter Hall Shareholder Nominated Charitable Donations Scheme which donated to: -The Asian Rhino Project. $196,760 since 2004. -The Orangutan Project. $180,808 since 2004. -Free the Bears. $223,602 since 2002.

3 The primary objective of Wildlife Asia is the protection and enhancement of the natural habitat of orangutans, gibbons, Asian rhinos, bears and other Asian wildlife.

4 Wildlife Asia is a not for profit association raising funds in Australia to increase conservation contribution, capacity and efficiency for wildlife conservation. Wildlife Asia and its field programs are active, throughout South East Asia in: habitat protection (in particular tropical rainforest), wildlife conservation (in particular orangutan, rhino, bear and gibbon), and sustainable development for local communities. Wildlife Asia member organisations and field programs include: The Orangutan Project The Silvery Gibbon Project The Asian Rhino Project Free the Bears

5 Protection and enhancement of the natural habitat Compassion, Protection, Freedom Hear their call Awareness and support for the three species Protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears

6 The Orangutan Project, founded in 1988 Australia’s longest running orangutan conservation organisation with representation in all states and territories. Over $4m raised for conservation projects in Sumatra and Borneo focussed on compassion, protection and freedom. ‘Orangutans in the wild could be extinct within ten years.’

7 The Silvery Gibbon Project, founded in 1990 Since 2002 the major focus for the Silvery Gibbon Project has been the Javan Gibbon Centre, a rehabilitation centre that receives ex-pet gibbons and aims to rehabilitate and ultimately release these gibbons back into the wild. ‘less than 2500 silvery gibbons remain, existing in fragmented areas of forest’

8 The Asian Rhino Project, founded in 2003 The only organisation solely dedicated to saving the Indian, Sumatran and Javan Rhinos. The Asian Rhino Project, a small organisation, contributes 38% of the International Rhino Foundation spend in Sumatra. ‘seriously endangered due to rampant poaching and habitat loss caused by human encroachment’

9 Free the Bears, founded in 1995 Active in Cambodia, India, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia Free the Bears has a range of programs offering Environmental Education, Wild Bear Research, Veterinary Care Programme and Sanctuary Development. ‘despite the farming of bears for their bile being outlawed in 2006, more than 3,500 bears are thought to remain incarcerated in farms throughout Vietnam’

10 Strengths New organisation. Emotive cause and locations of high interest. Value for money, local practical conservation in the region. Marketing and fundraising in the stable environment of Australia. Program delivery in the dynamic environment of South East Asia. Habitat protection, wildlife conservation, sustainable development for local communities Virtual office using current technology and a lean mix of staff and volunteers.

11 Proposition Wildlife Asia is dedicated to saving Asian rainforests and the wildlife that depend on them by utilising the cost effective skills and experience of its South East Asia based project partners and its Australia based member organisations.

12 The Orangutan Project Leif Cocks, President Cornelia Frances, Actor, Redheads for Redheads Ambassador Bianca Dye, Radio Personality, Redheads for Redheads Ambassador Kylie Bullo, Senior Orangutan Keeper, Perth Zoo Colin Groves, world’s leading primatoglist, author of modern orangutan taxonomy. Professor, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University.

13 The Silvery Gibbon Project Clare Campbell, President Conservation Fund Members

14 The Australian Rhino Project Kerrie Crosby, Project Director Peter Hall, Patron, The Australian Rhino Project, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Hunter Hall Tim Flannery, Patron, The Australian Rhino Project, Australian mammalogist, palaeontologist and environmentalist.

15 Free the Bears Matt Hunt, CEO Mary Hutton, Founder Rove McManus, Ambassador

16 Protection of Habitat Illegal logging and human encroachment are the main causes of loss of habitat for all wildlife. By working with governments and local communities Wildlife Asia helps to establish and enforce laws which protect specified areas of habitat and to educate communities on the importance of sustainable use of natural resources.

17 Rescue of animals in distress Wildlife Asia rescues animals from the illegal wildlife trade including those caught in traps or snares and those being transported for slaughter or the exotic pet trade. Wildlife sanctuaries are available where proper food and medical attention is provided for those animals that cannot be released into the wild.

18 Development of alternative income opportunities Local communities are by necessity a vital component of forest and wildlife preservation. People living near protected habitat are only able to refrain from poaching or illegal logging if there are other methods to provide for their families. Wildlife Asia establishes small enterprises to support such communities. Examples include mushroom farming, taxi service, small scale ecotourism and flower nurseries.

19 Education Wildlife Asia teaches children and their families about wildlife conservation, forestry laws and how to manage and protect the environment. This is accomplished through mobile learning centres that utilize films, interactive performances and classroom exercises including the opportunity to interact with wildlife. Wildlife Asia also provides training and school supplies to teachers and have established learning centres at wildlife sanctuaries around the region.

20 Donors Wildlife Asia appeals for its member organisations are tax deductible as certified by the Register of Environmental Organisations directed by the Environment Minister and the Treasurer. Donations can be made at the website using credit cards or by direct deposit to the Wildlife Asia Partnerships bank account. We have a goal to confirm the following donors in 2012: -at least one Patron at $10,000 per annum -at least four Protectors at $5,000 per annum -at least seven Guardians at $2,000 per annum

21 Partners Wildlife Asia and its member organisations are national not for profit associations that vary in size, reach and capacity. A brand valuation study has been undertaken which values core partnerships as follows: Wildlife Asia$75-100k The Orangutan Project$100-200k The Silvery Gibbon Project $50-75k The Asian Rhino Project$50-75k Free the Bears$100-200k We are seeking up to four partners for each brand.

22 Sponsors Projects available for sponsorship in Australia and in South East Asia include: Staff management, marketing, fundraising, admin, project management, fieldworker Marketing activity web, enews, research Fundraising activity appeal or event, ecotourism Conservation Project habitat conservation, animal rescue, sustainable income, education, vet services, animal sanctuary, animal release to the wild Location Cambodia; India; Indonesia: Sumatra, Indonesia:Borneo, Indonesia:Java, Indonesia:Mentawai islands; Lao PDR; Malaysia; Nepal;Perth; Sydney; Thailand; Vietnam; Price From $5,000 to over $400,000 In Kind wish list includes travel, accommodation, equipment including vet supplies.

23 Leif Cocks (President, The Orangutan Project) Leif is the founder of The Orangutan Project and President since its inception. He has worked at Perth Zoo for 25 years creating the most successful colony of orangutans in the world. Leif has been a key player in developing conservation plans for orangutans and influencing positive change for orangutan protection and survival.

24 Clare Campbell (President, The Gibbon Project) Clare has worked with Exotic species for over 10 years and is committed to developing and assisting with in situ conservation projects in Indonesia and South East Asia. Clare is the president of the Silvery Gibbon Project and a board member of the Javan Gibbon Foundation.

25 Kerry Crosbie (Chairperson, The Asian Rhino Project) Kerry has spent over 15 years working with rhino both in-situ and ex-situ. She is the Founder of the Asian Rhino Project and a member of the IUCN Asian Rhino Specialist Group (AsRSG), Board member of Yayasan Badak Indonesia, and member of the Global Management and Propagation Board for the Sumatran rhinoceros.

26 Matt Hunt (CEO and SE Asia Program Manager, Free the Bears) Matt has spent the past 8 years developing wildlife rescue centers, training wildlife law enforcement teams and creating environmental education programs to increase environmental awareness amongst local adults and children.

27 Scott Lyall, Partnerships Manager, Wildlife Asia An experienced cause marketing professional who has raised millions of dollars and managed a variety of partnerships for causes such as: Keep Australia Beautiful, Historic Houses Trust and World Wide Fund for Nature

28 Wildlife Asia and its member organisations have already: Funded a community campaign to save the Tripa Swampin Aceh which consists of 61,803 hectares and has among the highest densities of orangutans anywhere in the world. (The Orangutan Project) Started the Wildlife Projection Units in Sumatra Indonesia to patrol 250,000 hectares. (The Orangutan Project) Achieved the first successful prosecution against injuring an orangutan. (The Orangutan Project) Released the first pair of ex pet Javan gibbons back into the wild from the Javan Gibbon Centre. The pair continues to be monitored and are thriving in the forest. Plans are underway for more releases later this year.(Silvery Gibbon Project) Provided funding for a rescue, rehabilitation and breeding program for the critically endangered Klosses gibbon, a world first for this species. (Silvery Gibbon Project) Worked to protect the only viable population of Javan rhinos in the world on the island of Java, Indonesia. (Asian Rhino Project) Rescued 806 bears from the dancing bear industry in India and bile farms in Southeast Asia. (Free the Bears) Provided seed money for more than 500 former dancing bear families to set up new sustainable livelihoods. (Free the Bears)











39 Wildlife Asia and members e news distribution, 20k+ Roughly in proportion to population, skew to Western Australia

40 January February -Partnerships Sales Blitz for Wildlife Asia March -Walkathon for Wildlife Asia April May -Garage Sale Trail appeal for Wildlife Asia -Art Auction for The Silvery Gibbon Project June -Tax appeal for Free the Bears July -Dry July for Wildlife Asia -PDA Day for Wildlife Asia August September October -An Evening for the Animals dinner November December

41 ‘The worst thing that can happen is not energy depletion, economic collapse, limited nuclear war, or terrible as these catastrophes would be for us, they can be repaired within a few generations. The ongoing process that will take millions of years to correct is the loss of genetic species diversity and destruction of natural habitats. This is the folly our descendants are least likely to forgive us.’ E O Wilson, Professor, Harvard University. © Wildlife Asia, 2012

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