ACRES (Animal Concerns Research and Education Society)

Sector: Animals, Environment
Participated in the YFC programme before?: Yes
Name of Representative Edwina Lim Teen
Contact Number 68929821


Description of Organization

“ACRES is a pioneering charity and Institution of Public Character, founded by Singaporeans in 2001 with the aim of advocating an end to animal cruelty. We hope to create a caring and socially responsible society where animals are treated as sentient beings.

We have six focus areas: Tackling Wildlife Crime, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation, Promoting coexistence with Singapore’s Wildlife, Humane Education, Community Outreach and Promoting Cruelty-Free Living.

This year, ACRES is focusing on (1) promoting public awareness on living with nature, so as to reduce the need for wildlife rescue and empower the public in Singapore on wildlife etiquette, and (2) continue to speak up on illegal wildlife trade, in particularly on online sales of illegal exotic pets.
We would like to urge your team to work around ideas to support this goal of ours, i.e. to For coexistence with Singapore wildlife – enable public to be aware of the threats our wildlife is facing currently, what they should do upon encountering wildlife, and how they can support ACRES in protecting our native wildlife. For illegal wildlife trade – enable the public to know that keeping prohibited wildlife as pets is against the law, the negative consequences of illegal wildlife trade, what to do when they spot someone selling wildlife online or poaching wildlife, and how they can support ACRES.”


Intended use of funds through the YFC 2023 programme

“Funds raised towards our animal protection programmes:

Our animal protection programmes comprise of all of our work in rescue, rehabilitation, education and empowering individuals. However, the majority of our expenses are in the operations of our 24-hour wildlife rescue and rehabilitation work. For example, food for the rescued wildlife:
Monthly average to feed the 120 rescued illegal wildlife trade victims at ACRES Wildlife Rescue Centre with vegetables, fruits and meat is close to ,000.
Monthly average to feed rescued Singapore’s native wildlife who come with specific diverse dietary needs can cost up to ,000. For example, fish-eating (kingfishers, herons), insect-eating (mynahs, waterhen), nectar-feeding (sunbirds, flowerpeckers) and fruit-eating (pink-necked green pigeons, hornbills) who require specific formula diets to bring up their young.
Infant animals such as baby bats and baby civets require milk formula replacers. ”


Engaging and involving the YFC participants

YFC teams are encouraged to visit our wildlife rescue centre to understand our focus areas in depth. They will be given training to be a tour guide, take part in our Outreach events happening in June, and assist us for the outdoor programme. Maybe, also help around our premises for ad-hoc projects.