How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: September 2021

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: September 2021

As summer comes to one side of the planet and winter arrives on the other, the challenges that animals face every day also change – fierce heat for some, deadly cold for others. This makes each small act of kindness and generosity from our supporters vital in allowing us to keep doing the work we […]

Elephant Appreciation Day

Elephant Appreciation Day

Today is Elephant Appreciation Day – a day to reflect on these great, grey, gentle giants which never cease to evoke a sense of awe in humankind. The more we learn about them, the more we marvel at their social structures, their caring family lives and the sheer wonder of their being. Yet, we are […]

Climate Change-Induced Conflict With Animals Is Now Our Most Important Challenge

Climate Change-Induced Conflict With Animals Is Now Our Most Important Challenge

Words: Melissa Reitz The link between human-wildlife conflict and climate change is a conversation we can no longer ignore. Over the past decade, this conflict has become as pressing a threat to wild populations as poaching, trafficking and habitat loss. With scientific evidence confirming our worst fears – that human-induced weather changes are here to […]

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: August 2021

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: August 2021

It’s been a sobering month for our species – the time of reckoning has come for planet Earth, scientists have warned. Clear evidence now shows that we face a future of extreme climate change, and only immediate and radical reductions of fossil fuel emissions will provide any hope of saving us. Clearly, we have our […]

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: July 2021

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: July 2021

Around the world, we are faced with catastrophes, from floods in Europe to wildfires in the USA and civil unrest in South Africa. In all these disasters, thousands of animals are affected. It’s for this reason that we at Animal Survival International (ASI) do the work we do. We exist as a voice for the […]

How We Are Helping Animals RIGHT NOW: June 2021

How We Are Helping Animals RIGHT NOW: June 2021

We’ve changed our name! Political Animal Lobby is now Animal Survival International, with a brand new and absolutely vital mission. For animals, these are desperate times. The impacts of climate change, habitat loss, the destruction of marine ecosystems and a shameful lack of enforcement of international treaties are creating a catastrophic situation for animals, making […]

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: May 2021

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: May 2021

The Political Animal Lobby (PAL) exists to be a voice for animals and the planet. We tackle pressing issues threatening animals around the world. Over the past month, PAL has provided water to drought-stricken elephants in Namibia; kept up the fight to ban snares in the UK; helped a legal battle to save toads in […]

Endangered elephants in Namibia now have water thanks to our supporters

Endangered elephants in Namibia now have water thanks to our supporters

Thanks to our supporters and our dedicated team in Namibia, we’ve managed to secure water for one of the last free-roaming elephant herds in the country. In an area surrounded by hunting areas, these vulnerable elephants have taken refuge on a 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) wildlife preservation area, where they are safe. But water was running dangerously […]

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: April 2021

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: April 2021

Animals around the globe are in extraordinary peril. From the rampant illegal trade in wildlife, poaching, habitat loss and poor enforcement of wildlife legislation, thousands of species are becoming critically endangered. We need to take heed before it’s too late. If we continue to destroy biodiversity, no life on Earth can survive. The Animal Survival […]

Two drilling attempts failed, but we didn’t give up!

Two drilling attempts failed, but we didn’t give up!

Drought is putting one of Namibia’s last free-roaming elephant herds at risk of death. If they wander from their home on a 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) farm, a family of 20 elephants with calves will face being shot at. Yet the elephants are caught between a rock and a hard place because the drought means that their […]

Two drilling attempts failed, but we didn’t give up!

Two drilling attempts failed, but we didn’t give up!

One of Namibia’s last remaining free-roaming elephant herds is in desperate trouble. Drought is forcing them to move from a safe haven to areas where they risk being shot. 20 elephants, who have taken refuge on a 20,000-acre (8,000-hectare) family farm, are living on borrowed time. This elephant family needs your help! ASI received an […]

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: March 2021

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: March 2021

The future of the animals in the natural world has never been more in danger. Climate change, habitat destruction and poor enforcement of international wildlife laws have already pushed numerous species to extinction and will continue to do so if we don’t act now! The Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby) exists to be a voice […]

Addo Drought Still Raging! Here’s How We’re Helping.

Addo Drought Still Raging! Here’s How We’re Helping.

The most severe drought in 100 years is having a devastating effect on animals at Addo Elephant National Park, in South Africa. Hundreds of elephants and countless other animals are struggling to survive as the lack of rain takes its toll. That’s why we stepped in. Critical waterholes had dried up. Thanks to your support, […]

In the Race to Save Humanity, the World’s Nations Fail to Meet Co₂ Goals

In the Race to Save Humanity, the World’s Nations Fail to Meet Co₂ Goals

By Melissa Reitz More than half of the world’s nations are failing in efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to prevent a climate catastrophe, according to a recent United Nations (UN) assessment.In the run up to the Cop26 Climate Summit in November this year, signatories to the Paris Agreement, the international treaty on climate change, […]

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: February 2021

How we are helping RIGHT NOW: February 2021

The future of animals and the wilderness they live in has never been more at risk. Climate change, habitat destruction and poor enforcement of international wildlife laws is driving species after species to extinction. We cannot be silent or sit idly by and watch this happen. The Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby) exists […]

Worst drought in 100 years still raging. We must act now!

Worst drought in 100 years still raging. We must act now!

Today we share with you a simple but vitally urgent message: thousands of elephants and other wild animals face dying of thirst in South Africa because of the worst drought in 100 years at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Water holes are drying up and thousands of animals face death. On a recent […]

Scientists Find That Climate Change Is Affecting Humpback Whale Reproduction

Scientists Find That Climate Change Is Affecting Humpback Whale Reproduction

By Melissa Reitz Recent studies in the Gulf of St Lawrence, Canada, show an alarming drop in the number of calves born to humpback whales over the past 15 years. Scientists say the climate crisis is to blame. Each summer, humpbacks return to the north Atlantic, an important feeding ground for whales. But, according to […]

Good News for Polar Bears, as Trump Fails

Good News for Polar Bears, as Trump Fails

Heeding the warnings of the Animal Survival International (formerly Political Animal Lobby), other environmentalists, watchdog groups, and native Alaskans alike, major oil companies steered clear of fossil fuel leases in the vulnerable Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The refuge is a breeding ground for endangered polar bears. Bears give birth in dens they create in […]

Massive Victory for Polar Bears as U.S. Court of Appeals Says No to Arctic Oil Drilling

Massive Victory for Polar Bears as U.S. Court of Appeals Says No to Arctic Oil Drilling

A United States federal court has rejected the Trump administration’s plans to drill in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a massive victory for polar bears. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed the approval of a controversial oil drilling project in the Beaufort Sea situated north of Canada and Alaska […]

Climate Change Is Turning the Heat Up, Surging Night-Time Temperatures

Climate Change Is Turning the Heat Up, Surging Night-Time Temperatures

The gradual increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere is warming up nights faster than days and that spells bad news for wildlife across the globe. Scientists have warned that these unequal temperature rises in a 24-hour period could hurt the natural world. According to a new study published in the journal Global Change […]

Skating on Thin Ice: Climate Change Could See Polar Bears Extinct by 2100

Skating on Thin Ice: Climate Change Could See Polar Bears Extinct by 2100

A warming climate is having significant effects on our world, and polar bears are the first on the chopping block. Most of the Arctic’s polar bears will struggle to survive by 2100 due to melting sea ice, a disturbing new study by researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada claims. The study drives home […]

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett – Telegraph Cartoonist

Cartoon Illustrated by Matt Pritchett - Telegraph Cartoonist

Matt Pritchett’s cartoons delight readers each day. Matt is a Telegraph institution, and his witty sketches are a vital part of the newspaper. In his newsletter, the enormously popular cartoonist explains just what inspires him each day, and shares an extra, unseen cartoon, which will not have been published anywhere else. For more cartoons from […]

ASI and NFA Honor Daphne Sheldrick

PAL and NFA honour Daphne Sheldrick

“Daphne was a giant among animal lovers,” said David Barritt, NFA campaign director and a spokesperson for ASI. “We honour her life’s work and we pledge to continue doing everything in our power to protect the wild animals and wild places of Africa.”