2021 Watch For
Projects to Watch
Soldiers for Wildlife are excited about 2021, with new partnerships and five new workers from the local community. They have a HUGE protect on the horizion – the Kyalala Wildlife Conservancy. They will be protecting over 150,000 acres, employing and training over 50 new wildlife rangers and funding a large agricultural project. You can Sponsor a Ranger or Sponsor A Puppy to help! Here’s Soldiers For Wildlife’s 2020 in Review
Fauna & Flora International (FFI) launched its Our One Home campaign, timed to coincide with the pivotal United Nations Summit on Biodiversity.
In an open letter addressed to UN Secretary-General António Guterres – signed to date by almost 150 conservation groups from more than 50 countries worldwide – FFI has called on member states to collectively commit an initial $500 billion in funding, rising year on year, to protect the natural world. Sign the petition here https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-environment-program-test-petition-title-6c5f5796-b315-4f8c-b05e-e2e763a78403?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=14700d40-e098-11ea-a990-2794b2371676
Battles to win for wildlife
Mighty Earth reported that almost Almost all supermarkets in France – Carrefour, Casino, Auchan, Lidl, Metro, Système U, Mousquetaires and Leclerc – have announced measures to end the use of soy produced on deforested land. This is good news, but actions speak louder than words, so Mighty Earth are watching to see if this actually happens
WAP has news of three battles: a campaign to end captive dolphin entertainment (they protested outside Expedia’s London HQ to highlight how they profit from the suffering of 600 dolphins in captivity. Expedia continues to sell and promote tickets to venues which have captive dolphins, so there’s more to do and coming on this campaign.
WAP’s Wildlife. Not Pets campaign highlighted the global trade in Ball pythons and its threat to animal welfare, conservation and human health. Nearly 68,000 supporters signed WAP’s petition to end live reptile markets at Doncaster Racecourse. Hundreds of Ball pythons are sold in cruel conditions here, alongside thousands of other reptiles. COVID-19 put a temporary stop to events, but WAP are ready to fight again in 2021 and close them forever.
World Animal Protection’s petition demanding G20 leaders take action to end the illegal wildlife trade got over one million signaturies. An agreement to end the trade didn’t come at the November G20 Summit, but nonetheless UK MPs heard the voices of those who signed and the fight for lasting change will go on.