Hundreds of Lynx to be Slaughtered in Sweden Following Largest Ever Wolf Cull
Conservationists have condemned Sweden’s issuing of lynx hunting licenses, branding the cull “trophy hunting”, reports The Guardian. This as hunters barely conceal their ‘excitement’ over the cull. The country has issued licenses to hunters to kill a total of 201, just weeks after dozens of wolves were killed in Sweden’s largest wolf cull in modern […]
Like QUICKSAND, the muck of the near dried-up waterhole just SUCKED THE YOUNG ELEPHANT IN DEEPER as he struggled to get free…
Nothing better illustrates why we are so urgently seeking help to get water back into dried-up African waterholes than the… … recent near-death experience of a juvenile elephant who lives at the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa. Credit: Philip Keevy We have told you before about the devastating drought that has put hundreds […]
How we helped in February 2023
In February, your donations helped the ASI team tackle challenges facing elephants, giraffes and vultures in Kenya and South Africa. We are incredibly grateful to our compassionate supporters who make the work we do possible. Wajir, Kenya Stepping up anti-poaching efforts for endangered reticulated giraffes. Credit National Geographic Tragically, an estimated 8,500 reticulated giraffes are […]
Drakensberg Boys Choir sing for the survival of vultures
There are many initiatives in place to help bolster conservation efforts for vultures – some of the world’s most maligned and misunderstood creatures. But certainly, one of the more distinctive ones is a recent collaboration to highlight their plight… through song! South Africa’s Drakensberg Boys Choir has joined forces with singer George Philippart and endangered […]
Critically important vultures are being ruthlessly poisoned and pushed to EXTINCTION.
Vultures are perilously close to extinction. If they die out, the consequences for human life will be catastrophic. We need to pay attention to this rapidly dwindling species right now because our health and perhaps our very survival is at stake. Credit: VulPro Tragically, maligned and often misunderstood vultures are given little support because of […]
How we helped in January 2023
The new year is well underway and animals around the globe are even more threatened by climate change, habitat loss, marine degradation and the illegal wildlife trade. Animal Survival International (ASI) goes wherever the need takes us, but our fight to save animals would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters. Here’s how […]
Unique Madagascan Mammals on Fast Track to Extinction
Over 20 million years of evolutionary history could be wiped from the face of the earth if action is not taken now to stop Madagascar’s unique mammals going extinct, according to a new study published in Nature Communications journal. Species at risk include the threatened ring-tailed lemur and the aye-aye, a nocturnal primate native to […]
How we helped in December 2022
Animal Survival International (ASI) works around the globe to help animals being pushed to the brink of extinction by habitat destruction, illegal poaching, degradation of marine ecosystems and climate change. Our life-saving work would not be possible without your support. Once again, your compassion supported critical projects last month. Here’s how your donations made a […]
Brian Davies obituary (1935 – 2022)
Brian Davies – 4 February 1935 – 27 December 2022 Brian Davies, world-renowned animal welfare activist, has died. He was 87. To the general public, Davies will be most remembered for his success in ending the baby whitecoat seal slaughter in Canada in the 1960s, and for donating £1-million to the British Labour Party election […]
Sad announcement: Our founder, Brian Davies, has passed away. We promise his work will continue.
Today, we are saddened to share the news that our founder, world-renowned animal activist Brian Davies, has died at the age of 87 following a long illness. Brian died peacefully in his sleep on December 27, 2022, having built both Animal Survival International (ASI) and Network for Animals (NFA) into major organizations with 70 projects […]
Pangolins! Elephants! SO MANY rare and endangered animals could be EXTINCT IN OUR LIFETIMES!
Our planet is in crisis and our irreplaceable wildlife is in terrible danger all over the world. ASI provides direct action to help animals in the most immediate peril – animals who would die without our help. At ASI, we see firsthand the devastating consequences of climate change, habitat destruction and the merciless illegal wildlife […]
How we helped in October and November 2022
Animal Survival International (ASI) works around the clock and around the globe to help wildlife affected by climate change. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the tireless dedication of our partners, we are able to take immediate action for countless wild animals in dire need of help. Your support is vital in everything […]
World Lemur Day highlights the plight of Madagascar’s critically endangered primates
Today is World Lemur Day but tragically, there is little to celebrate. Lemurs – endemic to Madagascar and some of the world’s oldest living primates – are under terrible and constant threat. Climate change, habitat destruction and the illegal trade in bushmeat and exotic pets is rapidly driving their populations to extinction. Madagascar is home […]
Animal Populations Experience Average Decline of Almost 70% Since 1970
Wildlife populations have plummeted by an average of 69% in less than 50 years, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) biennial Living Planet report. Scientists believe the planet is in the midst of its sixth mass extinction, largely driven by humans. As human beings continue to destroy forests, […]
Typically thought of as “bad guys”, vultures (who are heading towards EXTINCTION) are actually quite the opposite – they play a crucial role in stopping the spread of deadly diseases!
We have told you before about the critical situation for vultures and why it is so important to save them. Today, vultures really need your help. Without help, extinction looms with catastrophic consequences for man and animals. Image: Vulpro Vultures get a bad rap, often associated with death and morbid situations. Unfortunately for them, they […]
UNBELIEVABLE, BUT TRUE – the process of obtaining charcoal for your barbeque grill is KILLING ANIMALS!
In Kenya, a tragedy is unfolding that is both sad and frightening as charcoal burners destroy forests to make charcoal for barbecue cookouts around the world. It is hard to believe, but the glowing coals that fuel barbecues have TERRIBLE IMPLICATIONS for ANIMALS. Kenya’s forests provide food and habitats for countless animals, and they are […]
It’s a GIRAFFE calf!
In June, we told you about three adult giraffes living on a totally unsuitable piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The land is a smallholding, strewn with junk and far too close to humans. The giraffes were starving due to a lack of sufficient vegetation and riddled with disease-causing ticks. Two newborn calves […]
Important Update: Giraffe Relocation in South Africa
CAPTION: Animal Survival International is persevering in its efforts to relocate three adult giraffes to a more suitable environment as their present surroundings are littered with dangerous junk. Recently, we told you about three adult giraffes living in unsuitable conditions on a small piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province. They are riddled […]
Loggers Close In on DRC’s Yangambi Man and Biosphere Reserve
Timber transport roads are planned for 2024 in the Ngazi forest, an ecological haven connected to the famed Yangambi Man and Biosphere Reserve in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Ngazi is home to okapi (also known as the “forest giraffe”), chimpanzees, pangolins and the Afrormosia tree – an endangered hardwood traded in global […]
Three wild giraffes MUST BE MOVED IMMEDIATELY. Two CALVES have already DIED!
On a small piece of land in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, three adult giraffes (one who lost her calf) live in a totally unsuitable and unsustainable desperate situation. They are riddled with ticks and facing the prospect of starving to death. The giraffes need to be moved to a more suitable area – and FAST! […]
How We Are Helping: June 2022
Animal Survival International (ASI) exists to be a voice and a crusading force for animals and the planet. In June, we continued to fight the challenges facing wildlife around the world. Each small act of kindness and generosity from our supporters is vital in allowing us to keep doing our work. Once again, your support […]
How We Are Helping: May 2022
Animal Survival International (ASI) works around the globe – and around the clock – to help animals threatened and being pushed to the brink of extinction by the wanton profit-driven destruction of habitats, illegal poaching, pollution of the oceans and degradation of marine ecosystems, and – from droughts to fires to floods – the ever-increasing […]
GONE FOREVER? NOT YET! We cannot, must not, WILL NOT let heartless and illegal slash-and-burn loggers drive indri lemurs the way of the dodo.
Madagascar is a biodiversity anomaly. Because of the island’s geography, geology and climate, species have been able to evolve and diversify in isolation. This means that the species that live there have been evolving in seclusion for millions of years. Today, we want to tell you about the critically endangered indri lemur, which is in […]
Breaking News: Polar Bear Shot Dead in Canada, Where Only 16,000 Remain
A polar bear was fatally shot last week by Canadian authorities after it was spotted wondering near the town of Madeleine-Centre in Quebec. This is the first time the apex Arctic predator has strayed so far south from its natural habitat. Quebec’s wildlife protection agency was ill-equipped to deal with the 650-pound (295-kilo) mammal and, […]
Locals Drop 202,000 Pounds of Lettuce into Florida’s Indian River Lagoon to Feed Starving Manatees
America’s famous manatees are disappearing due to starvation caused by habitat destruction. A local community hopes lettuce will save them. Manatees are large, gentle marine creatures much loved by communities in Florida where many manatees live, but human encroachment is threatening their existence. Development is damaging the natural plumbing of Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. […]
How We Are Helping: April 2022
While the war in Ukraine and its devastating effects on the country’s animals rages on, the survival of animals across the globe continues to be threatened. Rampant poaching, destruction of habitats, degradation of marine ecosystems and increasing consequences of climate change remain the sad reality for the inhabitants of this planet. In addition to fighting […]
How We Are Helping: March 2022
In March, we continued our support of various critical wildlife causes while keeping a close eye on the atrocious war in Ukraine and its devastating effects on the wildlife of the region. With your support, we have begun to provide critical aid to desperate animals in this terrible war. Here’s how your donations helped us […]
How We Are Helping: February 2022
Whether it’s saving thirsty wildlife from severe drought in Kenya or rushing emergency funds to give an orphaned rhino calf life-saving care, you supported us through it all this month – our work to help animals would not be possible without your generosity. Here’s how your donations made a difference in February: Kenya Phase I […]
How We Are Helping: January 2022
Last year, you were with us as we took on wildlife challenges, from drought-stricken national parks to illegal wildlife operations. Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict, climate change, illegal wildlife trade and poaching are some of the crises animals face every day. Our mission is to do everything we can to help. Here’s how we’ve begun in […]
It is not too late to SAVE COUNTLESS ANIMALS FROM EXTINCTION!
These are frightening times for animals and the planet! Climate change, the relentless destruction of forests, coral reefs and wilderness areas and the illegal trafficking of creatures large and small, powered by greedy humans, are sending animals and marine creatures hurtling towards extinction. Without determined action, we could lose the wild and its creatures soon […]
How We Are Helping: December 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, we thank you for being a part of our crusade for animals and the planet. All around the globe, wildlife is in peril. Terrible droughts, rampant poaching and the frightening loss of critical habitats are driving threatened species towards extinction. Yet we at Animal Survival International (ASI) have hope. […]
SEVEN BABY OWLS ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE! Their parents have disappeared…
In South Africa’s St Helena Bay, seven barn owl chicks have been rescued from the brink of death and are in urgent need of intensive care and rehabilitation. Found alone in a nest, starved and dehydrated, these chicks were rushed to our partner on the ground, the Owl Orphanage, where its founder, Jacques Nel, worked […]
How We Are Helping: November 2021
At Animal Survival International (ASI), every animal and every species matters. No challenge is too great or too small – if there is a need, our team will do everything in our power to provide immediate, decisive and compassionate action. Whether it’s saving wild animals from needless slaughter, rushing life-saving funds to provide water to […]
The animals HAVE BEEN SAVED from senseless slaughter! THANK YOU!
Just a few weeks ago, we were alerted to the imminent slaughter of 64 wild animals in South Africa’s Plettenberg Bay, to make room for commercial farming activities. Our partner on the ground, the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary, intervened just in time and we managed to get a five-day reprieve. Five days is very little time […]
England’s Only Wild Beaver Colony Threatened by Relentless Raw Sewage Spills
England’s sole wild beaver colony is currently under threat by raw sewerage flowing downstream from one of the country’s worst overflow sites. According to wildlife experts, the pollution from Honiton treatment works in Devon could cause serious health complications in the 20 beaver families living along the River Otter. The area is the site of […]
How We Are Helping: October 2021
The world’s wildlife is in peril. Threats to the animals’ survival come in many forms – the destruction of wild habitats, climate change, illegal trade, legal hunting and even sanctioned slaughter by the people charged with their protection. But thanks to the commitment and generosity of our supporters, Animal Survival International (ASI) fights back on […]
OUTRAGEOUS! Leopards slaughtered by the thousands for their skins! In the name of FASHION!
Leopards are the most persecuted big cats in the world! In the last 50 years, almost ONE MILLION of these magnificent animals have been killed in Africa for trophies, to make coats from their beautiful skins and because some farmers view them as pests. It takes EIGHT leopard skins to make one coat! Fashion has played […]
URGENT! We have just ONE DAY to save 6 giraffes, 8 zebras and 50 wildebeest from SENSELESS SLAUGHTER!
In South Africa’s Plettenberg Bay, 64 wild animals are about to be slaughtered to make room for a commercial macadamia farm! But with your help, we can rescue them from this horrific fate and relocate them to safe reserves where they can live their lives out of harm’s way. We have a plan to save […]
How We Are Helping: 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
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 […]
A Word on Vultures, This International Vulture Awareness Day
Across Africa, Asia and Europe, vultures are in peril – which is bad news, not only for vultures, but for entire ecosystems on which both man and beast depend. Without vultures we will no longer have the vital clean up services these scavengers provide. Vultures play a critical role in protecting humans and animals from […]
How We Are Helping: 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: 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 […]
Animal Survival International Condemns the Killing of Prominent Kenyan Environmental Activist
After receiving multiple death threats in the wake of her protests against development in the Kiambu Forest, 67-year-old environmentalist, Joannah Stutchbury, was shot dead near her home on the outskirts of Nairobi last week. A committed champion for environmental conservation in Kenya, Stutchbury was well-known for her relentless and vocal opposition against development and encroachment […]
Man’s greed, habitat loss and climate change are always waiting to destroy wildlife – and British barn owls could be in jeopardy!
Saving wildlife is a never-ending battle; man’s greed, habitat loss, and climate change are always waiting to destroy wildlife, and constant vigilance is required to ensure that hard-won gains are not lost. In the United Kingdom (UK), barn owls are a case in point. They are only safe because animal lovers like you are funding […]
How We Are Helping: 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 […]
Waiting at home for dinner, hyena cubs are starving to death because farmers are shooting their mothers!
Let’s be blunt, hyenas need your help. But, before you think of the hyenas in The Lion King and shudder, you need to know that Disney got it wrong. In reality, hyenas are not bad guys. Hyena mothers are loving parents who look after their cubs for longer than any other predator, and hyena clans […]
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 […]
It is a poaching epidemic! 75% of lake elephants have already been slain for their tusks!
Elephants in Africa are literally a dying breed. The very real threat of extinction is staring them in the face right now. PAL exists to prevent this tragedy. Today, we want to tell you how YOU can protect the last lake elephants of Zimbabwe’s Sebungwe region. These iconic elephants are victims of a poaching epidemic. […]
Devastating Cape Town Fire Puts Last Remaining Caracals at Critical Risk
Devastating fires recently tore down the mountainside in Cape Town, South Africa, leaving absolute destruction in its path, destroying 10,000 acres (400 hectares) of habitat and threatening the vulnerable remaining caracal population. An injured, and terribly thin caracal was spotted limping through the ashes of the burned mountainside. Immediately springing into action, the Urban Caracal […]