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Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Our Animal Action Education programme helps children learn and care about animals

Take action to protect whales

On Tuesday 1st December, Japan's whaling fleet departed for the Southern Ocean to resume so-called 'scientific whaling' in the Antarctic. This is despite the International Court of Justice striking down Japan’s previous 'scientific' whaling programme in March 2014.

Japan has designed a 'new' programme to resume killing whales in the name of science and plans to cruelly slaughter nearly 4,000 whales over the next 12 years in an expanded Antarctic killing zone.

Last month, Japan also moved to exempt itself from any future cases about scientific whaling at the International Court of Justice.

Write to your local MP and ask them to urge the Turnbull government to challenge Japan’s plan to resume whaling and lack of regard for international law.

We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Your message will be copied to the Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, and Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.

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Twenty-four baby elephants, some as young as two years old, were taken from their families for export into a life of captivity earlier this year.

Elephants have deep family bonds — this loss is devastating to the elephants left behind. And the captured young – stolen from their natural habitat and all they know -- have a poor chance of survival.

Sadly, this practice is legal and it seems that the Zimbabwe government has every intention of continuing with the capture and export of even more young elephants.

Urge Zimbabwe's Ministers for Environment and Tourism to stop its policy of exporting baby elephants.

We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

There are about 200 Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats left in existence. That makes them one of the most endangered mammal species in the world.

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats are listed as endangered species under the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, which means that the government has a legislated responsibility to bring about their recovery. They are also listed under the IUCN red list as critically endangered.

Thanks to conservation efforts since the mid 1980s, numbers of these wombats have risen from a low of 35 animals, to their current population of around 200. But clearly they are not yet out of danger.

The Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat recovery plan lists the creation of a third population as a priority objective, crucial to the recovery of this species.

It would be of great help if the Federal Government was to provide Queensland with tangible and effective assistance wherever possible to identify, secure and rehabilitate a suitable new site. Tell Greg Hunt to act now to save this critical population of approximately 200 Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats left in existence. You're letter will also be sent to the Hon. Dr. Steven Miles, Minister for the Environment & Heritage Protection.

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The Governor of Bali ordered the mass killing of roaming dogs. Thousands of dogs may be killed in the next months, often suffering slow and painful deaths.

The Governor claims free-roaming dogs will lead to the spread of rabies. But human and animal health experts have proven that culling doesn't work to control rabies. In fact, it can result in the spread of the disease. Often, dogs that have already been vaccinated are among the victims of a mass killing.

Please ask the governor to stop the mass killings.

A quick note to Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika will help protect dogs. We have prepared a template email for you to send. If you prefer, you can personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

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Tourism can bring enormous benefit to local communities, people and animals.  It can also do great harm to wildlife and the environment.  So if you’re one of the growing number of Aussies travelling overseas for holidays each year, it’s important to consider your personal actions and decisions.  

As part of our effort to protect animals from cruelty and commercial exploitation through tourism, IFAW has created the Responsible Traveller Pledge.  We invite you to sign it now, to read more on how to be a wildlife aware traveller, and to help promote this cause by sharing this pledge with your friends through your social media.

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