"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead, American anthropologist, 1901-1978
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GREEN MATCH FUND 2023 The 20-27th April 2023 saw the Green Match Fund 2023 when donations made to 178 participating charities were doubled. Some are protecting specific animals such as dormice or otters, whilst others are focusing on habitats such as hedgerows or seagrass. Some are based in the UK but help wildlife overseas. The event raised over £4,349,330 for the participating charities through 22,457 donations! This well exceeded the previous year's event (£2.8 million). Well done everyone!
Sumatran rhinos are extinct - all except for in Indonesia. 80 of them are left there and the species urgently needs your voice. Poachers, habitat loss and their own low birth rate has reduced their numbers to such an extent that it will be nearly impossible for them to find a mate and breed, experts believe.
If the rhinos are to survive in Indonesia, the government there must make saving them a priority, and in so doing, they need to work with the Malaysian government.
The Indonesian government must make a public commitment to save the Sumatran Rhino and work with Malaysia to help save these wonderful animals.
Please sign the petition and tell Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and the Ministry of the Environment to take action now.
ZSL have established a project to help both people and wildlife on the edges of national parks in Nepal and Kenya.
Life is very difficult here. Elephants trample crops; tigers attack livestock. Families risk their lives as they enter the forest to gather firewood and graze their cattle. These activities damage wildlife habitats.
Unfortunately, some people become involved in wildlife crime, such as hunting bushmeat, to feed their families. Worse, they can be exploited by the international illegal wildlife trade.
For People For Wildlife
So ZSL are tackling the problem with a project to help people – and so help wildlife – with a project For People For Wildlife
ZSL are teaming up with communities to help them establish sustainable livelihoods. They will help with start-up costs e.g. training nature guides, fencing to safeguard crops, starting a salon – and also develop ways to live alongside wildlife peacefully.
The plan is that families will then have a reliable, sustainable income and escape poverty, and thus be better placed to help protect the forest and its wildlife, and indeed to help it survive and thrive.
The donations will help tackle various threats to people and wildlife. And they will help wildlife through science, education and conservation.
£1 really does = £2 if you donate by 31 December 2019! Donate here
You can help by making a donation - and for every £1 donated by 31 December 2019, the UK Government will MATCH your donation, up to £2 million.
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.