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.
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
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
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.
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.
Earlier this year, the vast and desolate Eastern Steppe of Mongolia experienced a natural disaster known as a “Black Dzud”; bringing with it extremely low temperatures and high winds for weeks on end. A dzud of this type occurs when a harsh winter follows a very dry summer.
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.