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. (Please note that I am not a representative of any of these organisations, and can only forward your queries on to them.)
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. animalsasia.org
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. https://giraffeconservation.org/
SAVE THE RHINO – one of several charities focussed on conservation and management of the rhino. www.savetherhino.org
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. www.sheldrick.wildlife.trust
AFRICAN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION – The African Wildlife Conservation’s mission is to ensure Modern Africa and its wildlife thrives. www.awf.org
PANGOLIN CONSERVATION ORG – one of several pangolin conservation groups helping to stop pangolin trafficking and educating local populations. https://pangolinconservation.org
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. savepangolins.org
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. elephantconservation.org
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. http://lionconservationfund.org/
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. We are an international non-profit organization working to build strong forests, healthy agricultural landscapes, and thriving communities through creative, pragmatic collaboration. https://www.rainforest-alliance.org