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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: Elephants

  1. IFAW's 72 Hour Challenge to help elephants and other wildlife

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    IFAW have launched a 72 Hour Challenge to help stop the slaughter of elephants and protect animals around the world.

    Elephants love sweet, crunchy pumpkins – and if they spot a patch of them, they will eat them.  They may even lead their family to share them 

    Donate here to IFAW's 72 Hour Challenge

     

    Sadly, these pumpkins can be laced with deadly cyanide – and that’s done by poachers.

    Parks are empty of tourists and budgets for patrols have decreased or stopped altogether so elephants are very exposed to poaching threats.

    The lack of tourists, reduced ranger patrols and closed parks have made it very easy for poachers to move in, to kill elephants and sell their ivory tusks.

    IFAW (that’s the International Fund for Animal Welfare) are asking us all to chip in and support their 72 Hour Challenge. They are hoping to raise £20,000 by 23 May.

    Donations could help establish and train rangers across landscapes where IFAW is working:

    • £25 could help train a ranger on how to recognise the signs of poison and poachers
    • £50 could help provide the equipment rangers need – maps, boots, uniforms, meal rations – to protect the animals
    • £100 could help conduct an anti-poaching patrol, clear snare traps and protect the animals.

    Please donate what you can to this urgent Elephant Challenge today.  Please share as well.  If we all donated £3 or £5, that would help a lot.

    Please donate today and support this 72 Hour Challenge

     

  2. 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

  3. 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.

     

     

     

     

  4. Match funder for African Wildlife Foundation - deadline 20 December 2019

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    There’s a match funder going on until 20 December for the African Wildlife Foundation.  In other words, your gift will double if you donate by 20 December 2019.

    This could be a great gift for anyone who loves elephants, lions, giraffes, rhinos etc.

    The AWF protects nearly 40% of Africa’s elephants, and your gift can support their programmes to stop elephant poaching and ivory trafficking, for instance.

    The need to help is more urgent than ever:  if they haven't got enough threatening their survival through poachers and the demand for their skin and ivory, Africa's elephants are facing a devastating natural disaster. 200 elephants recently died due to a horrific drought in Zimbabwe.  Giraffes, hippos, rhinos, and other  species are at risk too. 


    Give now and make it a million to help African Wildlife 

    To double your impact, donate by 20 December 2019


    AWF can continue providing incentives to locals to prevent hunting cheetahs whose numbers have declined by 90% - there are about 9,000 left compared to the 100,000 in 1901.  

    Lion populations once stood at over 100,000 but there are now less than 25,000 of them AWF protects large carnivores and the communities that live near them.


    What does the African Wildlife Foundation do?

    The Foundation "provides conservation solutions that balance the needs of people and wildlife" and they do this by (and I quote from their website): 

    • Equipping wildlife rangers, deploying sniffer dogs, and training law enforcement officers to stop wildlife crime.
    • Enabling wildlife conservation-friendly community empowerment.
    • Enabling wildlife conservation-friendly community empowerment.
    • Building conservation partnerships and spreading awareness across the continent — and the world.
    • Applying research to our wildlife conservation strategies.


      Join the herd and donate to make it a million by 20 December 2019
      CLICK HERE to join the herd and donate to make it a million by 20 December 2019