Get Involved

Donate Now

Our work depends on your generous support. Please give what you can to help the animals.

Other ways to donate

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 protect wild elephants

CITES is meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week to discuss many wildlife issues, including elephant protections.

Watch the brief video below to learn more about CITES, and then take action to protect elephants.

At this meeting, we have a chance to ease the suffering of elephants captured from the wild, transported and sold into lives of captivity. Yes, despite safeguards and regulations, it is still possible for countries to capture wild elephants and offer them for sale on the international market - with terrible impacts on individual elephants and the families from which they are taken.

The proposal we're supporting would allow for elephants to be moved when they're injured or in danger, and it would make sure that elephant transport is humane and that their destination is secure and ecologically appropriate compared to the elephants' home range.

Please ask your national CITES Management Authority to support the proposal and ease the suffering of live elephants in trade.

Thank you for taking action for elephants.


Last year, the killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by a US trophy hunter drew the world’s attention to the reality of trophy hunting. Cecil’s 40 hours of agony was just one example of the suffering that many animals, including animals that are threatened species, have to endure to satisfy the whims of a few trophy hunters who want to add new trophies to their collections. Sadly, trophy hunting is still legal in many countries.

It is time to stop all this killing, and the best way to do this is to prevent the trophies that the hunters are so keen to acquire from entering the country where these hunters live. A ban on imports of hunting trophies could stop all this madness, so we need you to contact your MP and ask him/her to work towards such a ban in the UK. Some EU countries, such as the Netherlands, have already implemented this type of ban, and we should not be left behind.

Although currently there is not much trade of trophy-hunted threatened species in the UK compared with other countries, it could be argued that the concept of trophy hunting as we know it today was invented by the British Empire during Victorian times.

We started this, so we should lead the world in stopping it. Don’t let this continue! Say “NO!” to trophy hunting. Contact your MP asking him/her to work towards a ban on the importation of hunting trophies into the UK.

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.

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.

Take action

Help protect UK wildlife from illegal trail hunting


Run the 2017 London Marathon for IFAW

Fundraise for IFAW

Fundraise for IFAW