"I Found A Way" to Get Involved

If you want to find a way to help animals in distress, whatever the cause, you can do so right here by taking the following actions. Also, don't forget to sign up for IFAW's action alerts to get all the news on the animals and issues you care about most.

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

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

Help make the right decision for Ballina’s koalas

A critical colony of around 200 koalas near Ballina, New South Wales, is at risk of extinction if Stage 10 of the Pacific Highway upgrade goes ahead as planned. Your efforts so far have forced Environment Minister Greg Hunt to stall Stage 10, insisting on further studies and a Ballina Koala Plan before making his decision.

This important decision should only be made by the incoming Environment Minister – NOT a delegate during election caretaker mode.

Send a message to the next potential Environment Ministers.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send, but we encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

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Speak up for Whales

This year, IFAW’s National Whale Day coincides with the federal election campaign. We’re asking for your help to ensure whoever forms the next government, they back whale-friendly policies. A candidate like Wilbur Whale would certainly speak out to improve the lives of whales and dolphins. But since he can’t, we hope you will.

Send a message to the main political parties standing in this election and urge them to back the policies Australia needs to protect whales and dolphins from the many threats they face today.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send, but we encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Take action for whales

IFAW's new report, Collision Course, shows how humpback whales, which come to the Great Barrier Reef to give birth and nurse their young, are at threat from giant, speeding cargo ships that crisscross their nurseries. Help us protect whales from these shipping superhighways by asking the federal government to limit ship speeds in these areas to give the whales the best chance to avoid deadly ship strikes.

We've prepared a template e-mail for you to send. We encourage you to personalise this copy to make it more effective. Please ensure that you are polite at all times.

Take action to save Bali's dogs

The Governor of the island of Bali ordered the mass killing of roaming dogs. Thousands of innocent dogs are killed every year, 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.

Tell Balinese officials to stop the mass killings.

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.

Save the last 300 elephants of Mali

The Gourma region of central Mali, Western Africa is home to one of the last herds of desert elephants. Like other elephants in Africa, they’re disappearing at an alarming rate. But Mali’s desert elephants could go extinct much sooner than others.

Poachers killed more than 80 desert elephants in 2015, with 16 more killed just since January. These special elephants could be gone in three years unless the Malian government does more to protect them from poachers.

Tell Mali’s Environment Minister, Sir Ousmane Koné, to take action to save the last 300 elephants of Mali now.

Your message to the Environment Minister will help save elephants. We have prepared a template email for you to send as is, or with your own respectful comments included.

End Canada’s commercial seal hunt.

It’s time for Canada’s commercial seal hunt to end.

Every spring, seal pups between 3 weeks and 3 months of age are brutally shot, clubbed and skinned. Their carcasses are left to rot on the ice or dumped into the ocean.

Seals are dying needlessly for an industry that wouldn’t exist but for government subsidies. Most of the world no longer needs or wants seals products. Still the killing continues.

Canada’s new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has a historic opportunity to end the commercial seal hunt once and for all.

Please take action today to save seals.

Tell Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Dominic Leblanc to develop a plan to buy out commercial sealing licenses, and end the commercial seal hunt now.

A quick note from you today can help save seals. We have prepared a template email for you to send as is, or with your own respectful comments.

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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.