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

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

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Whales

In 2012, the Australian Government created the world's largest offshore network of marine sanctuaries. Now, these protected ocean refuges are at risk of being cut back or completely demolished.

IFAW is working with Save Our Marine Life to create a tide of support for marine sanctuaries. We need you to ask your Federal MP to help save our sanctuaries.

The Abbott Government 'review' of the marine reserve network is a waste of time and money and flies in the face of everything we have fought for. Marine sanctuaries offer much-needed protection for our marine life, from tiny shrimps to the largest whales, giving them the chance to rebuild and thrive.

Please contact your local Member of Parliament. Ask them to listen to science and public opinion and save our sanctuaries.

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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Koala

Bushfires are expected to be more ferocious and last longer, with some states already ablaze in Spring. This year, is predicted to be an especially vicious season.

Please spare a thought of the wildlife who are all too often the forgotten victims and the selfless volunteers who look after injured animals for weeks and sometimes months on end, without so much as an official thank you from anyone. Finding and getting an injured animal out of a fire ground is only the start of a long rehabilitation process. At present no government funding is available to assist carers rehabilitate and release these animals.

IFAW supports and funds the vital work of many wildlife carers, but what is really needed is for State Government / Federal Government to step up and acknowledge this unrecognised emergency service.

Please ask the government to help fund and acknowledge the service provided by wildlife carers as a critical wing of our natural disaster team. Help protect our already vulnerable wildlife for generations to come.

Simply send a quick note to your State Premier or Chief Minister, urging him/ her to protect our native wildlife. 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.

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.

Elephant

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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