Animal Welfare & Conservation

This page is a reference source for those looking to become involved in animal welfare, animal conservation, or advocating for the protection of endangered species, among other concerns.

Check this page regularly, as other links will be added over time.

ANIMALS ASIA – Animals Asia is a Hong Kong-based charity that seeks to end cruelty to animals in Asia.  Among their many concerns are bear bile-farming, and stopping cruelty in Chinese and Vietnamese zoos. www.

CHANGE.ORG “The world’s largest platform for change.” Currently circulating petitions for Live Export, Cosmetics Testing and the ‘no pets’ clause in NSW Tenancy Agreements.

WAR – WILDLIFE AT RISK – AFRICA – WAR’s main mission is to counter the effects of poaching, especially of elephants, rhinos and lions, who have all suffered greatly from the activities of illegal poaching.

GIRAFFE CONSERVATION FOUNDATION (GCF) – the premier organisation involved in the conservation and management of the giraffe.

SAVE THE RHINO – one of several charities focussed on conservation and management of the rhino.

THE RHINO ORPHANAGE – The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild. It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns.

THE DAVID SHELDRICK TRUST – the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, is dedicated to the preservation of the elephant and Black Rhino, and operates a successful orphan release release program.

AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION – The African Wildlife Conservation’s mission is to ensure Modern Africa and its wildlife thrives.

PANGOLIN CONSERVATION ORG – one of several pangolin conservation groups helping to stop pangolin trafficking and educating local populations.

WHAT IS A PANGOLIN? – There are eight species of pangolin, spread across Africa and South-East Asia. All are endangered. They are a small ant-eater-like creature, covered by an armour of scales. When threatened, the pangolin will curl into a ball. Traditional Chinese medicine (falsely) believes that pangolin scales have medicinal qualities. In Africa, pangolins are sold as ‘bush meat’.

SAVE PANGOLINS – this organisation’s main focus is on educating local populations and changing behaviour that drives poaching and sale of the animal.

INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT FOUNDATION – The IEF aims to create a sustainable future for elephants, investing resources to support elephant conservation, education, research, and management programs worldwide.

LION CONSERVATION FUND – The Lion Conservation Fund (LCF) supports projects that will determine the distribution and abundance of African lions in areas of great global conservation importance. They are committed to supporting conservation and research initiatives to better our understanding of lion behavior, ecology, and biology.

RAINFOREST ALLIANCE – The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of farmers, foresters, communities, scientists, governments, environmentalists, and businesses dedicated to conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable livelihoods. They are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER PROJECT – The International Tiger Project (ITP) is a not-for-profit project for tiger conservation, rainforest protection and local community partnerships, in order to protect and save the entire ecosystem and biodiversity of habitats shared by tigers. Run by The Orangutan Project (TOP) Board, ITP was formed to conserve the entire ecosystem of tigers in a holistic manner.

WORLD ANIMAL PROTECTION – It is World Animal Protection’s aim to end the suffering of animals, influence decision makers to put animals on the global agenda, help the world see how important animals are to all of us, inspire people to change animals’ lives for the better, and move the world to protect animals.

WORLD WILDLIFE FUND – WWF partners with governments, businesses, communities and individuals to address a range of pressing environmental issues. Their work is founded on science, their reach is international and their mission is exact – to create a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.

PETA AUSTRALIA – PETA Australia operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: in farms, the clothing trade, laboratories, and the entertainment industry. They also work on a variety of other issues, including the cruel killing of birds and other “pests”.

(Please note that I am not a representative of any of these organisations, and can only forward your queries on to them.)