How ASI helped wild animals in February.

With wild animals in increasing peril every day, in almost every part of the world, their only hope is compassionate people like you. Every donation, share and ‘follow’ helps to support animals and habitats in dire need of help - before it is too late.

In February, our supporters’ donations helped save and change the lives of wild animals from South Africa to Southeast Asia. Here is how.

Thailand, Phetchaburi 

Supporting the relocation of tigers and leopards from a brutal breeding facility

In February, we fundraised to help relocate a second group of big cats from a nightmare breeding facility in northern Thailand.

Our supporters have helped our partner, Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), raise sufficient funds for the next relocation of tigers and critically endangered Indo-Chinese leopards.

Salamas is one of the animals grateful for the support of our donors. Since being rescued from the now-condemned breeding facility on the brink of death, she has undergone a miraculous transformation. Already an old girl, no one knows how long she has left – but what we can assure you is that human kindness has given her a brand-new life, and she will live the rest of her days in peace, feeling sun on her face, and always going to sleep with a full belly. Thank you for your compassion!

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Credit: WFFT

Laos, Vientiane 

Supporting a shelter relocation for 250 rescued wild animals

The Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife (LCTW) cares for hundreds of wild animals rescued from truly heinous situations. From meat markets to filthy cages, these precious animals have experienced the worst of human brutality – but they have found safety and loving care with our partner, LCTW. Many of the animals are so traumatized and injured, they can never be released.

However, LCTW has been told to move from its land, as its owners want it back – and it has just four months to do so! LCTW has secured a new location at a protected reserve, with a 45-year lease. The sanctuary required funds to build secure and spacious enclosures for its wild animals – from critically endangered pangolins and Siamese crocodiles to Asiatic bears, binturongs and gibbons.

Our supporters’ kind donations have enabled us to make an impactful donation to LCTW, and we will continue to follow and support their efforts as they build their new sanctuary.

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Credit: Lao Conservation Trust for Wildlife

Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba  

Removing a life-threatening snare from a young male elephant

A few weeks ago, anti-poaching units spotted a young elephant bull with a wire snare wrapped tightly around his ear, throat and neck. With the torture device cutting ever-deeper into his flesh and neck, we knew the situation was critical. We immediately reached out to our supporters to raise funds to charter a helicopter and pilot to dart the animal from the sky and safely remove the life-threatening trap.

Thanks to our supporters, our partner Kariba Animal Welfare Fund Trust (KAWFT) was able to hire a helicopter, pilot, and volunteer wildlife and take to the sky. However, wildlife captures are notoriously difficult and unpredictable - and despite their best efforts, Masimba could not be spotted in the thick, dense vegetation. Ground patrols are ongoing and the local community is on high alert to report any sightings of the animal promptly. Rest assured, we will provide regular updates on the progress of the search.

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Credit: KAWFT

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Our supporters have helped repair and protect a critical wildlife sanctuary in Lekki, Nigeria! Read more.

Credit: Greenfingers Wildlife Conservation Initiative (left); iStock (right)

WATCH: Can you believe that Lucy, an infant hippopotamus who was rescued by our partner Umoya Khulula in South Africa last year, is now a year old? See her playful nature in this adorable video!

Credit: Umoya Khulula

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Every time you donate, you help us continue our work in protecting and preserving precious species on the brink of disaster. Thank you for being a friend to the Earth in February.

Saving animals and the planet,

Caught in a snare, ‘Najam’ the lioness suffered horribly for FOUR DAYS. We can save wild animals from snares. <u><strong>Please, will you help us</u>?</strong>

General Manager
Animal Survival International

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