How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: July & August 2022

How We Are Helping RIGHT NOW: July & August 2022

Animal Survival International (ASI) is a crusading force for the benefit of animals and the planet. This is how your donations made a difference in July and August.   Eastern Cape, South Africa Saving giraffes from starvation and disease by relocating them to a new home On a small piece of land in South Africa’s […]

It’s a GIRAFFE calf!

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

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

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!

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

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

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 […]

Breaking News: Polar Bear Shot Dead in Canada, Where Only 16,000 Remain

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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, […]

How We Are Helping: April 2022

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

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

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

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!

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

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…

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

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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!

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 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

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 […]

How We Are Helping: September 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

How We Are Helping: June 2021

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 […]

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 […]

Devastating Cape Town Fire Puts Last Remaining Caracals at Critical Risk

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 […]

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 […]

Breakthrough for African Elephant Conservation as Two Distinct Species Are Recognized

Breakthrough for African Elephant Conservation as Two Distinct Species Are Recognized

By Melissa Reitz In a massive breakthrough for elephant conservation, two recent and significant decisions are set to ensure that Africa’s elephants are better protected. The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global authority on the status of natural species and measures needed to safeguard them, has elected to assess African elephants […]

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 […]

Rare Tree-Climbing Lions Under Threat in Famous Ugandan Park

Rare Tree-Climbing Lions Under Threat in Famous Ugandan Park

Six of Uganda’s rare tree-climbing lions have been found dead and dismembered in the famous Queen Elizabeth National Park, in a suspected poisoning incident. The shocking scene revealed the lions with their heads and paws hacked off, and their bodies surrounded by dead vultures, unintended victims of the suspected crime. With a recent spike in […]

COVID Aftermath Knocks Conservation Efforts

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By Louzel Lombard Conservation is the latest casualty of COVID-19, with 22 countries backtracking on anti-poaching efforts and protection of natural areas. The countries, mainly in Africa and Asia, favored developments like road construction and oil and gas extraction in areas designated for conservation, new research by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) […]

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, […]

The last of Cape Town’s exquisite caracal cats are becoming ROADKILL!

The last of Cape Town’s exquisite caracal cats are becoming ROADKILL!

In South Africa, Cape Town’s famous mountains are home to a small population of caracals – secretive, nocturnal wildcats famous for their golden fur and long, elegant ears. They are exquisitely beautiful… and desperately endangered. Caracals are nocturnal and the area where they cling to their way of life is crisscrossed by poorly lit roads. […]

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 […]