Actions for Animals

Wildlife and our last remaining wild places are being destroyed because of human action or inaction and because of our own short –term greed.

Peter Fearnhead, CEO, African Parks Network, South Africa

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Category: Help a species: Big Cats Conservation

  1. Help the big cats at ADI's Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa

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    If you’re a tiger or lion lover, take a look at AD International.

    One of the things AD International does is to rescue animals from circuses. 

    But years of confinement, deprivation and physical abuse has left a mark on the animals they rescue, sometimes for months, or years.

    These animals need looking after, of course.  They need food, and veterinary care, often surgery, medicines and vitamin/mineral supplements to give them the quality of life they now deserve.

    The ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa is now home to 42 ex-circus lions and tigers from Guatemala, Peru and Columbia, and one lion from a zoo.  They have more space and freedom than ever before.  Staff at the sanctuary are committed to giving these wonderful big cats the care they need to enjoy the rest of their lives.

    An example of rescuing the animals was in Guatemala

    The use of animals in circuses was banned there in April 2017 and the government invited ADI to help enforce the law 12 months later, because some circuses were defying the new law.

    ADI launched Operation Liberty in May 2018 and established a Temporary Rescue Centre to look after the rescued animals until they could go to their new homes.

    15 tigers and 6 lions were rescued;  tigers Max, Simba and Kimba went to their forever home at Big Cat Rescue in November 2019. 

    17 lions and tigers went to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa, arriving in January.


    They need long term care – and you can help! 

    One way is simply to donate.  Another is to Adopt a Big Cat.

    All donations to go the care of the animals.

    Please support the long-term care for the animals at the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary home

    And you can help stop circus suffering here. 




  2. Help put more rangers into Sumatra to protect tigers

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    Are you a tiger lover?  Do you want to help tigers in Sumatra?

    Fauna and Flora International are looking for donations to put more rangers into the field in Sumatra to protect tigers.

    100 years ago, Javan and Balinese tigers prowled the jungles of Indonesia.  Over generation after generation of tiger, mother after mother taught cub after cub how to fit the islands they were born on.  They became unique – each a subspecies in its own right.    

    But people slaughtered them.  They were tracked, found, killed and skinned to enhance the prestige of the big-game hunter or fill the coffers of a wildlife trader.  Both are now extinct.  They’ve gone.  And on the next island along – the same thing is happening again.

    There are fewer than 400 Sumtran tigers left.  That number is going down.  They are critically endangered.

    Help Fauna and Flora International protect tigers
    Help Fauna and Flora International protect tigers with a £3 donation.
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    Despite the persistent efforts of conservation teams, there aren’t enough areas that are protected to stop poachers getting through and setting deadly snares.

    The tigers have no idea about all of this.  They don’t have a clue.   They cannot avert the slaughter they see don’t coming. 

    We need to make a stand and learn from the mistakes we’ve made before.  We cannot lose these tigers from Sumatra. 

    Fauna and Flora International are putting rangers in place.  They are training and equipping them to remove the snares and keep poachers away.  Then the beautiful Sumatra tigers can be safe in the wild again.

    In short, donations will put more rangers into the field.

    Please help Sumatran tigers today with a £3 donation!  Let’s put more rangers into the field and protect tigers. 


  3. Petition to help African wildlife and people from the African Wildlife Foundation

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    Please, please take a look at this petition! 

    The African Wildlife Foundation sent an email to say that the social distancing we are all doing has consequences for lions, elephants and other species in Africa’s 8,400 protected areas.

    Please sign and share - Thank you

    What has happened with the breakout of COVID-19 and social distancing?

    Well, tourism has plummeted.  As a result, so has the revenue the safari industry receives.  The industry budgets revenue to dedicate to wildlife protection and protected areas management.

    Wildlife and the people who protect it – rangers and community members who are employed in tourism and related businesses – will pay the price of this decline.

    Please, please sign this petition and show support for Africa’s critical areas.  They are home to endangered species and they also drive economies that support wildlife.

    By signing this petition, the African Wildlife Foundation says that you are on the side of:

    • Africa’s already threatened species who rely on protected areas for safe habitat
    • The health of some of the most biodiverse habitats in the world, which are found in protected areas
    • Local people who rely on sustainable nature tourism for a living

    Please sign and share - Thank you
    Please sign this petition today.
    and give African wildlife a voice

    Visit the African Wildlife Foundation's website here

     to find out more about the work they are doing

    and how you can help

  4. Please see this video from Gravitas - how nature is reclaiming its spaces due to the Coronavirus

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    Sometimes you see something on the internet or on television that really hits you hard and makes a point extremely well.

    I saw this video, this afternoon, and I wanted to share it with you.  Please share it with everyone you can.

    The ultimate message is that we SHARE this planet.  It demonstrates how dominant the human race has become - and how selfish.   I am not going to tell you anymore about it - please just watch it for yourself.   Here it is:

    Thank you, Gravitas.

    Please vow to make a difference today. 
    Find out how to reduce your impact on the earth's resources here.





  5. Can you spare £3 to help the Sumatran tiger?

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    Sumatran tigers are trapped and dying.


    Question:  Why?


    Answer:   snares. 

    So why are Sumatran tigers trapped and dying from snares? 


    It’s because snares are brutal and the perfect thing for poachers to use in their quest to take down the beautiful Sumatran tiger.


    Bali tigers and Javan tigers died this way.   And the need to change the status of the Sumatran tiger is urgent.  For the Sumatran tiger, the smallest of all the tiger sub-species, is going the same way.


    There are less than 400 Sumatran tigers living in the wild – that’s an estimate.  These cats are generally shy, and keen to avoid people.  The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species lists them as Critically Endangered.


    Why are their numbers so low?

    • Poaching
    • Habitat loss
    • Human-wildlife conflict


    Kerinci Seblat National Park and the Ulu Masen and Leuser ecosystems of Aceh on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are global priority areas for tiger conservation.

    Please help Sumatran tigers with a £3 donationPlease help Sumatran tigers with a £3 donation

    So what can we all do to help?

    In an email today that I received, Fauna and Flora International are asking Care2 members to donate £3 today to help equip their highly trained rangers.

    The rangers will work closely with networks of informants who will guide them to active poaching efforts – meaning they can get rid of the snares.


    Please donate today


    Who are Fauna and Flora International?

    FFI is an international wildlife conservation organisation, with a science-based approach to conservation.  Founded, in 1903, they have saved species from extinction over the last 100 years and – helped by their Vice President, Sir David Attenborough – they have helped bring mountain gorillas back from the brink.  Their mission is to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science, and which take into account human needs.  They have over 140 conservation projects around the world and they work in over 40 countries. 

    Visit FFI's website here