News: Animals in the wild
06 July 2018
Our assistance with the confiscation of wild cats demonstrates the dangerous issues of the exotic pet trade
28 June 2018
The waters of Indonesia are home to six out of seven of the world’s sea turtle species. All species of sea turtles are currently listed as endangered by the UN. There’s no doubt turtles need our help. Sadly, some of the venues observed in Indonesia are far from the 'sanctuaries' they claim to be.
26 June 2018
Tigers are considered an endangered species by the UN. At several wildlife attractions in Bali, captive tiger numbers are increasing. Contrary to some beliefs, these venues only cause intense suffering for captive tigers, while maintaining demand and financial incentives to poach/trade from the wild
19 June 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary
19 June 2018
Its become increasingly common for people to be concerned about the environmental impact of their daily coffee, but did you know that animals are suffering too? Civet ‘cats’ are being poached from the wild to supply the demand for the world’s most expensive coffee.
15 June 2018
We’re proud to be working with Elephant Haven in the South of France, Europe’s first ever sanctuary for retired circus elephants
14 June 2018
Finally, on 23 April 2018, after years of campaigning, our partner group Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni (AMP) have brought Anca, to Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti. Now she’ll be reunited with her sister Ina and live a natural life surrounded by trees, grass, and pools.
14 June 2018
Lindsay Hartley-Backhouse is a Wildlife Expert with World Animal Protection. Lindsay holds a Master of Science in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law; and brings with her 15 years' experience in the field.
29 May 2018
Happy Elephant Care Valley in Chiang Mai is shifting away from cruelty and becoming an elephant-friendly attraction. Together with some of the world’s most influential travel companies, we’re working to push the landmark transition forward.
25 May 2018
Wildlife selfies, where tourists capture and share images of themselves with wild animals, have become increasingly popular within wildlife tourism venues. Most travellers don’t realise their once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a wild animal, can mean a lifetime of misery for wild animals.