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 asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - 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

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

Organic Beauty Gifts

Find out more here

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...

Elephant Poo Gifts - a notebook, a photo album - from the Eden Project

Elephant Poo Photo Album or an Elephant Poo Notebook

If you know of an elephant lover, and you're looking for a gift, how about giving them something very different - an Elephant Poo Photo Album or an Elephant Poo Notebook?  You can get them from the Cornwall based Eden Project's online shop.

They are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper so they are truly sustainable.

The Elephant Poo Notebook comes in 3 sizes - small, medium and large - and inside each one are about 60 differently coloured pages which are easy to write on.   Only natural dyes are used and the paper is acid-free.  Prices start from £4.00 for the Notebook.  

The Elephant Poo Photo Album is fun.  It has 10 sheets of differently coloured elephant poo paper and it's dyed using only natural dyes. You can put the photos into it with photo corners that are available in any good photography shop, with spray mount or simple glue.  The album is available for £9.25. 

Both the Elephant Poo Notebooks & the Elephant Poo Photo Albums are Fair Trade.  They are handmade by skilled artisans at the Maximus Elephant Conservation Trust in Sri Lanka, and the elephant dung paper is also made there.

So how is this Elephant Poo paper made?

The fibres are pulped by the elephant (instead of by hand or machine) whilst they are digesting - the pulp comes out the back.  The dung is collected and then boiled with margosa leaves - they are a natural disinfectant. They are then mixed with 25% recycled paper - and the result is the elephant dung paper!  

The coarseness and shade of the paper is entirely dependent on the elephants’ diet, making each sheet as unique as the elephant that produced it

Go to the Eden Project online shop here


Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.