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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

The NSW government recently approved plans for controversial Stage 10 upgrade of the Pacific Highway in NSW which will destroy a critical koala colony in Ballina.

The proposed route would run straight through the middle of a nationally significant koala population in the Blackwall Range Wildlife Corridor, known to be a ‘linchpin' colony, and vital for the survival of coastal koalas.

Shocking new population modelling data, presented to Mr Greg Hunt the Australian Environment Minister revealed that the Stage 10 development will result in the local koala population's extinction within the next 20-25 years.

IFAW and local group, Friends of the Koala urge you to act now to stop the bulldozers and make the Pacific Highway koala friendly.

There are a number of alternative routes the highway could take that would avoid killing koalas and other wildlife.

Please urge the Australian Environment Minister to reject the current plans for Stage 10 and instead choose an alternative koala-friendly route for the Pacific Highway.

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.

Photo © Friends of the Koala

People around the world continue to say "no" to seal products, but the Canadian government stubbornly continues to finance and support the commercial seal hunt. The WTO recently ruled that animal welfare concerns about commercial sealing can justify trade bans on seal products.

Tell Canada that the seal hunt must end and that you will continue to defend your right to say "no" to cruelty.

A quick note to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will help protect seals. 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.

Each year millions of tourists travel to exotic locations to encounter wildlife, only to unwittingly bring home souvenirs made from endangered species.

Take the Think Twice pledge: Don't buy wildlife souvenirs.

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IFAW campaigning for the Universal Declaration for Animal Welfare

It is shocking to consider that even now there is no global, intergovernmental recognition of the importance of animal welfare legislation. IFAW believes this must change, which is why we support the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). The adoption of this formal declaration at the UN General Assembly would establish animal welfare on the global political agenda.

The declaration process was originally launched by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) in 2000. IFAW is part of the UDAW steering committee and is collaborating with other animal organisations in support of the Declaration.

The Declaration is an important way for governments to express their commitment to protecting animal welfare and is a vital springboard to changes in international and national policies and animal legislation. It would help strengthen enforcement of animal welfare measures and promote humane treatment of animals in every corner of the world.