Four Paws are asking us all to come to the rescue of Dasha and Leyla.
Introducing Dasha and Leyla
Their purpose in life has been to “entertain” people, and they have been used as a tourist attraction in the Ukraine’s Lviv.
The restaurant where they are has closed its doors. The bears’ owners want to get rid of Dasha and Leyla but they have nowhere to go.
Disha and Leyla could have a new life
We can all change everything about life for Dasha and Lelya.
Four Paws want to rescue them and take them to their bear sanctuary Domazhyr. They need our help to do this – as always, money is the missing ingredient to make this happen.
Let’s all get stuck in and lend a paw to make this happen. Or, donate something to help Dasha and Leyla move to Four Paws’ bear sanctuary.
Just imagine how they will feel when they step onto green grass for the first time…They will be able to roam, to play and even swim in their huge enclosure all day long...
And imagine how good that would make you & I feel to know we’d had a part to play in making that happen.
Wildlife Conservation News
Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa
Category: Help a species
And they’ve made a film showing their bear rescue team at work. In fact, the song is written and sun by a member of their team!
Back in October 2017, the embarked on the Great Bear Rescue with their partners FPWC. Their aim was to rescue every single bear being held captive in appalling conditions across Armenia.
And since then, they have rescued 30 bears! (That's according to their email dated 4th October 2019)
Gordon was found slumped on a cold hard floor
in a tiny, narrow cage with barely room to turn around.
Dasha, who had spent ten miserable years behind bars
in a cramped cage half-submerged in water by a riverside restaurant.
Peter, dubbed the saddest bear in Armenia,
was found in a tiny cage in a basement, in total darkness.
Thomas was rescued from a filthy, squalid cage on the side of a road
But International Animal Rescue won’t stop until every bear has been rescued. The day they sent an email with news of the film, two more bears were rescued. They had been kept caged as status symbols. And after rescue, they headed to the rescue centre to begin a new life.
All photos copyright to the International Animal Rescue
Koalas have been having a critical time, thanks to punishing and devastating heatwaves and people destroying their habitat. As a result, many are having no choice but to go into urban areas – where threats such as traffic and dogs threaten their very survival on a daily basis.
In short, koalas are in crisis.
But there is hope, and a way you can help, wherever you are in the world.
Bangalor Koalas help restore essential wildlife corridors which enable koalas to move safely across the landscape – their own motorway network, if you like.
The aim is to rescue orphaned koalas and restore vital koala corridors. They need somewhere safe to survive and thrive.
The will is there, and they need the cash to turn the will to do something about it into action and a result for the koalas.
The goal is to raise £100,000 to plant 10,000 trees, but there’s more to it than that.
Many koalas need help and a second chance to have a life in the wild.
©Friends of the Koala
They prepare specialised milk formula, gather fresh leaves and give the koala joeys those essential life skills they need to survive in the wild. Every single koala matters, so every single koala needs care, whether in the hands of Friends of the Koala or in the wild.
Here's how your donation gift could help koalas:
- A gift of £14 could feed a koala at the nursery for one day
- A gift of £40 could provide four eucalyptus trees
- A gift of £110 could help us plant a section of eucalyptus forest for wildlife in need
- A gift of £196 could feed a koala at the nursery for two weeks
Of course, it isn’t just koalas who need trees. Birds, squirrel gliders, possums, bats and insects all need them as well. So your gift will help koalas AND a whole number of other species!
We need to act now if we want to protect koalas and Australia’s animals from extinction.
Head to the jungles of Liberia, and you’ll find the absolutely adorable pygmy hippopotamus.
They enjoy spending their time bobbing along rivers, plodding up the riverbank and searching for tasty leaves.
Enter a group of illegal miners. They’ve hacked and hammered their way deep into the ancient forest, hunting for rare metals. They brought about rampant deforestation and poaching all around them and the hippos have nowhere to run to.
All but 3,000 are dead. They are heading towards extinction.
But there’s a chance to enable local rangers to protect the hippos’ home - and making it impossible for the mining to ever return in the future.
They are working with local people who want to protect the ancient forests as much as Fauna and Flora International do.
Please help the pygmy hippos and keep them free to romp and stomp around their home in peace.
Will you donate £3 to help Fauna and Flora International and keep the forests free from illegal mining and care for the pygmy hippos and keep them safe