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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.

Take action now

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 plan is currently with Greg Hunt for approval.

IFAW and our partners, Friends of the Koala and Save Ballina Koalas have serious concerns about this plan and feel the science may have been manipulated to meet the RMS’s desired objective. Everyone agrees that these koalas are already in severe decline, with the biggest threat being road kill. A four-lane highway will not protect this population as the RMS claim. These koalas need help not a highway!

Send a message to Greg Hunt asking him to protect these koalas not sign their death warrant.

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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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 Hunter Tootoo 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.

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.