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...

Give us habitats, somewhere to live - please help create habitat or protect existing habitats

A charity close to my heart is the World Land Trust.  It is an international conservation charity, and it aims to protect the world's most biologically important and threatened habitats acre by acre.

Founded in 1989, it has funded partner organisations to create reserves and give protection to habitats and the wildlife there.

Sir David Attenborough is a Patron, along with David Gower and Chris Packham.

Achievements of the World Land Trust include:

  1. The funding small, strategic land purchases to create vital wildlife corridors connecting wildlife reserves - this allows species to roam safely and increases their chance of survival.   The Asian Elephant, Tiger and Orangutan are just some of the species which have benefited from such wildlife corridors in India and Malaysian Borneo.   People have also benefited from less human-wildlife conflict.
  2. Partnering with 27 conservation NGOs across the world, helping to fund land purchase, manage wildlife reserves and rangers' salaries.  Reserves need to be managed and protected from threats such as illegal hunting and deforestation.  The Trust launched its Keepers in the Wild Appeal to support this work. 
  3. Working with its partner organisations to help establish over one million trees since 2006 - find out more about the Trust's reforestation programme here
  4. Creating symposia so that  partner organisations can share expertise and knowledge

How you can get involved:

Plant a tree for £5 or plant five trees as a gift for a minimum of £25 - find out more here

Give to the current appeal, Forests in the Sky, in Ecuador to create reserves to protect the home of species such as the Spectacled Bear and the Mountain Tapir.

Give a "Buy an Acre" donation (minimum of £25) - how much this land buys depends on where in the world it is doing the buying because land prices vary

Give to the Action Fund Appeal - your donation will go to the project where money is most urgently needed

Support the Keepers in the Wild Appeal. This provides funds for the World Land Trust's partners to employ local people to protect reserves funded by the trust.  Rangers protect the reserves, and run education programmes, raising environmental awareness in local communities.  On World Ranger Day, 31 July 2015, WLT launched a new appeal - Keepers of the Wild 2020 - to raise £750,000 to guarantee the programme between 2016 and 2020.   Support this appeal here

Save rainforest with World Land Trust  

 

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.