How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on Care2.com asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - Care2.com will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

SUCCESS: 
The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Apps for Animals

 

Apps to help animals

There are a number of ways you can help animals by using apps.   An increasing number of animal charities are using htem to make it easier for us all to make a difference.  Here are some examples - this list will grow, so please come back and visit it :-)  

WWF #AppsforEarth

Apple, WWF and the developers of the most incredible apps in the App Store are working together to help protect planet life.  Until 24th April, 100% of the proceeds from participating apps and In-App Purchases will support WWF's global conservation work.  The new content participating apps are featuring to celebrate: forests, oceans, fresh water, wildlife, food and climate. Find out more 

Marine Conservation Society

The Good Fish Guide is the definitive guide to sustainable seafood and its aim is to help you make the right choice when buying fish, being in a supermarket or fishmongers.  You can search by a common fish name and the App explains the traffic light rating systems, so that you can easily tell what you can and can't eat, and the fish you should only eat occasionally.  If you can't download apps, there's an online guide you can print off instead.  Click here to download this app from the Marine Conservation Society.  

Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society recipe app can be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play store, Apple Store and Amazon store. The app, has a great range of recipes, with a handy ‘binder’ function so you can save all your favourite recipes in one place.  This is a great way to make life easier, whether you're a vegetarian or thinking of having more of a vegetarian diet in your lifestyle.  Click here to download the App

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservation has a new Smartphone app, iRecord Butterflies.  It's free and is available for iOS and Android devices.  It will guide you through the identification of any butterfly than you see in the UK and crucially give you the opportunity to record butterflies you see.  You can contribute these sightings towards Butterfly Conservation’s national recording scheme which provide the key foundation for conservation work to help butterflies. Click here to download the app

Report Illegal Wildlife Trade

You can now report suspected illegal wildlife trade in South-East Asia using a smartphone app developed by the Taronga Conservation Society Australia in partnership with TRAFFIC.   Called Wildlife Witness, you can take a photo, pining the exact location of an incident and sending the details to TRAFFIC.   Reports will be analysed so that information can build up data over  time and help further understanding of the illegal wildlife trade in the area, so that it can be tackled in the best way.  Click here for more info