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These are a few of the organizations whose work and vision we strongly support and who we feel are deserving of your attention. (Click the + symbol for more information on each.)

Animal Rescue Corps

Animal Rescue Corps

Animal Rescue Corps’ mission is to end animal suffering through direct and compassionate action, and to inspire the highest ethical standards of humanity towards animals.

http://animalrescuecorps.org/

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

http://bigcatrescue.org

Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs all across the country that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

http://www.bestfriends.org

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, one of the world’s largest accredited sanctuaries for exotic cats, is a leading advocate in ending the abuse of captive big cats and saving wild cats from extinction. We are home to about 100 lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, servals and other species most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

http://bigcatrescue.org

Big Life Foundation

Big Life Foundation

Big Life Foundation seeks to conserve and sustain the wildlife and the wild lands of the Amboseli-Tsavo ecosystem of East Africa through innovative conservation strategies that address the greatest threats while – at the same time – satisfying the economic interests of the resident Maasai people in ways that improve the quality of life for the entire community.

Big Life recognizes that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach, whether the goal is to mitigate human-wildlife conflict, greatly reduce the loss of wildlife to poaching, defeat the ivory trade, protect the great predators, or manage scarce and fragile natural resources.

Big Life’s vision is to establish a successful holistic conservation model in Amboseli-Tsavo that can be replicated across the African continent.

http://biglife.org

Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary

Boon Lott’s Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) strives to rescue and protect the elephants of Thailand from abuse and ultimate extinction. We provide a safe home where we focus on individual survival and growth in numbers. BLES allows elephants to interact in a natural environment that encourages breeding. Additionally, we offer support and advice to local elephant owners who may lack sufficient funds to care for their animals. We are deeply committed to our village community and provide jobs and housing to several mahouts and their families. We encourage local participation in BLES activities and promote education about elephants and their plight as well as the environment. To realize its mission, BLES has targeted goals in protection, expansion, and education.

http://www.blesele.org

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest

Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW) is located on a 26-acre farm in the Cascade mountains, 90 miles east of Seattle. CSNW is one of only a handful of sanctuaries in the country that cares for chimpanzees.

CSNW was founded in 2003 to provide sanctuary for chimpanzees discarded from the entertainment and biomedical testing industries. On June 13, 2008, seven chimpanzees arrived from a private biomedical facility in Pennsylvania. Some of the chimpanzees were kept as pets and used in entertainment when they were young. Some of them were captured in Africa as infants. All of them were used by the biomedical research industry to test hepatitis vaccines. Most of the females were also used as breeders during their years in labs and their babies were taken from them shortly after birth.

Now the Cle Elum Seven chimpanzees enjoy a rich social life in an exciting indoor and outdoor environment where they have choices to make every day. Each day brings new adventures, and we chronicle their transformations and experiences on our blog.

http://www.chimpsanctuarynw.org/

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

A lifetime dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa’s Wilderness and its denizens, particularly endangered species such as elephants and Black Rhino.

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is a small, flexible charity, established in 1977 to honour to memory of a famous Naturalist, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the founder Warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya, where he served from its inception in 1948 until his transfer to Nairobi in 1976 to head the Planning Unit of the newly created Wildlife Conservation & Management Department. David died 6 months later but his legacy of excellence and the systems he installed for the management of Tsavo and wildlife generally in Kenya, particularly in the sphere of wildlife husbandry and ethics, lives on.

http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park

Elephant Nature Park focuses on the following:

  • Sanctuary for endangered species: We provide homes for these animals as well as contributing to their welfare and development.
  • Rain Forest Restoration: One of the most exciting developments at the park is our programme of tree planting the surrounding area. The ecological balance of plants and animals will be encouraged by the re-introduction of the rain forest. Some 25 acres of the mountainside will be planted every year for the first 5 years.
  • Cultural Preservation: To maintain, as much as possible, the cultural integrity of the local community. By creating employment and purchasing agricultural products locally we are assisting the villagers in sustaining their distinct culture. Park managers are recruited locally to oversee the park’s progress.
  • Visitors Education: To educate visitors, individuals, study groups, schools and interested parties. Emphasis on the plight of the endangered local species will be presented in an entertaining and constructive manner. Future phases will include audio / visual equipment and other modern educational aids. It is anticipated that small conferences and workshops will be organised at the park.
  • Act independently: of pressure groups and political movements that we consider contrary to the well being of the park and the creatures in its care.

Elephant Nature Park

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. The Sanctuary operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald, Tennessee — 85 miles southwest of Nashville. The Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons:

  • To provide a haven for old, sick or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, dense forests, spring-fed ponds and heated barns for cold winter nights.
  • To provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures.

http://elephants.com

Monkey Friendly Travel

Monkey Friendly Travel

All animals are special, but primates are especially special because with their quick intelligence, problem-solving abilities, quirky individual personalities, cheekiness and dexterity, they can be a lot like us. Unfortunately, because of their ability to learn tricks and their cuteness, primates are often exploited by people looking to make a quick buck from tourists.

Monkey Friendly Travel will give you the low-down to avoid contributing to this, and help you figure out what to do if you see something you don’t approve of. We are a team of former wild animal keepers, teachers, vet nurses, primatologists and writers. We all love to travel and see monkeys. We love other animals too, and plan to expand this project to become Wildlife Friendly Travel.

http://monkeyfriendlytravel.com

Pasado's Safe Haven

Pasado's Safe Haven

Established in 1997 in honor of a special donkey named Pasado, Pasado’s Safe Haven is a non-profit on a mission to end animal cruelty. We are helping improve the response to crimes against animals through investigations, rescue and training programs. Our 85 acre sanctuary is home to over 200 animals — dogs, cats and farmed animals — most of whom arrived from cases of cruelty or neglect. We are working to keep animals out of shelters through innovative spay/neuter and food bank programs. We help people connect with animals in new ways through public tours, events, educational programs and advocacy opportunities.

https://www.pasadosafehaven.org

PAWS (people helping animals)

PAWS (people helping animals)

PAWS is a champion for animals—rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife, sheltering and adopting homeless cats and dogs, and educating people to make a better world for animals and people.

PAWS envisions a world where all people recognize the intrinsic value of animals and consistently make choices that demonstrate compassion and respect.

https://www.paws.org

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Performing Animal Welfare Society

Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is dedicated to the protection of performing animals, to providing sanctuary to abused, abandoned and retired captive wildlife, to enforcing the best standards of care for all captive wildlife, to the preservation of wild species and their habitat and to promoting public education about captive wildlife issues.

http://www.pawsweb.org

Save Elephant Foundation

Save Elephant Foundation

Save Elephant Foundation is a Thai non–profit organization dedicated to providing care and assistance to Thailand’s captive elephant population through a multifaceted approach involving local community outreach, rescue and rehabilitation programs, and educational ecotourism operations. Each of our flagship projects is aimed at accomplishing that mission, as well as working towards these goals:

  • To expand self-sustaining eco-tourism operations that benefit local communities and ecosystems.
  • To better incorporate our efforts into local communities and to ensure their benefit through our continuing operation.
  • To become a leader in the field of Asian elephant research through academic outreach and education programs.
  • To create practical, positive reinforcement based elephant training and rehabilitation programs.
  • To establish an international volunteer community that raises awareness to issues facing the Asian elephant.
  • To more fully integrate with the global conservation community to facilitate dynamic cross-cultural networking.

http://www.saveelephant.org

Snow Leopard Trust

Snow Leopard Trust

The Snow Leopard Trust builds community partnerships by using sound science to determine priorities for protecting the endangered snow leopard:

  • Understanding snow leopard behavior and habitat
  • Listening to the community to identify needs
  • Seeking resources for sustaining long-term programs

http://www.snowleopard.org

WildAid

WildAid

WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection.

The illegal wildlife trade is estimated to be worth over $10 billion (USD) per year and has drastically reduced many wildlife populations around the world. Just like the drug trade, law and enforcement efforts have not been able to resolve the problem. Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent protecting animals in the wild, yet virtually nothing is spent on stemming the demand for wildlife parts and products. WildAid is the only organization focused on reducing the demand for these products, with the strong and simple message: When the buying stops, the killing can too.

With an unrivaled portfolio of celebrity ambassadors and global network of media partners, we are able to deliver high-impact, culturally-sensitive multimedia campaigns, leveraging well over $200 million (USD) in pro-bono media support, and reaching one billion people every week.

http://www.wildaid.org

Widlife Friends Foundation Thailand

Widlife Friends Foundation Thailand

Widlife Friends Foundation Thailand’s main objectives:

Rescue wild animals from places where they are maltreated and/or neglected, and help them to spend the rest of their lives in a sanctuary as close to the natural environment as possible with the best possible care. In particular, provide sanctuary for those animals that no-one else is prepared to care for, e.g. the sick and disabled.

We aim to rescue those animals who have suffered at the hands of humans, rehabilitating and releasing where possible, and caring for those who are unable to be returned to the wild. We aim to provide the best standard of living and a life as close to wild as possible for these animals.

Educate people, particularly children, to stop cruelty to animals. In particular campaign against the illegal trade in wild animals for the pet industry and discourage the use of animals for entertainment, for example in performing animal shows.

Prevent hunting and promote conservation of all natural resources, fauna and flora alike. Educate local people, tourists and the international community to appreciate, understand and protect wild animals and their rainforest habitat. Cooperate with and assist the Royal Forestry Department and other organizations concerned with the rescue and conservation of wild animals.

Gather knowledge to start up a release program for those animals that qualify for re-introduction into the wild.

Set up and join activities with other charitable organizations and authorities for the public benefit.

http://www.wfft.org

Wildlife Volunteers Support Network

Wildlife Volunteers Support Network

The Wildlife Volunteers Support Network is a support network for animal conservation volunteers, or anyone else similarly associated or interested, to build networks and share information. All welcome. Thoughtful questions and useful answers strongly encouraged.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildlifevolunteers

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