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Looking for tools and resources to educate and inspire young people about animals and our shared environment? You've come to the right place! IFAW offers a wide variety of free thematic education packs including teaching guides, lessons, worksheets, videos, and interactive activities aligned with core curricula in more than 40 countries and twelve languages plus Braille.

Animal Action Education in the Middle East

In 2007, IFAW opened its first Middle East office in UAE and strengthened its work on regional animal conservation and welfare issues. Since its opening, Animal Action Education program has been engaging thousands of teachers and young people in UAE, Kuwait, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia, Kingdom of Bahrain and Lebanese Republic.

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Download IFAW's free resource packs in Arabic for elementary and middle school students »


New! Go wild with IFAW's new lesson plans on wildlife for Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)!

Keep Wild Animals Wild Program

The Keep Wild Animals Wild - Think Twice Before You Buy student magazine, film, lesson plans, worksheets and interactive activities provide everything educators need to introduce students to the issue of wildlife trade and how, as consumers, they can make a difference for wild animals.

The lessons in Keep Wild Animals Wild meet learning objectives in social studies, language arts, and science.

Download these free wild animal lesson plans today

Program overview (teaching guide, outcomes, assessments):
Arabic » | English »

Student magazine:
Arabic » | English »

Lessons with student worksheets:
Arabic » | English »

Arabic » | English »

Classroom film (introducing the content and concepts):
AR on vimeo » or YT » | EN on vimeo » or YT »

Online interactive activities (to supplement learning):
English only »


Cats, Dogs and Us in Arabic

Cats, Dogs and Us
(Ages 6-8; Grades 1-3)
Student magazine (AR) »
Student worksheets (AR) »
Teaching guide (AR) »
Online classroom video (EN) »


Belong to the Wild in Arabic

Belong to the Wild
(Student magazine & activities in Arabic)
UAE (Ages 8-10; Gr 4-5) »
UAE (Ages 11-13; Gr 7-9) »
Lebanon (Ages 9-10; Gr 5-6) »
Bahrain (Ages 8-9; Gr 4-5) »


Big Trunks, Tiny Tales in Arabic

Big Trunks, Tiny Tales
(Ages 6-8; Grades 1-3)
Student magazine & activities (AR)»


Elephants Never Forget in Arabic

Elephants, Never Forget
(Ages 8-10; Grades 4-5)
Student magazine & activities (AR) »
Online classroom video (AR) »


Under One Sky in Arabic

Under One Sky
(Ages 8-10; Grades 4-5)
Online classroom video (AR) »


Beneath the Waves in Arabic

Beneath the Waves
(Ages 8-10; Grades 4-5)
Student magazine & activities (AR)»
Online classroom video (AR) »


Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding these materials.



IFAW’s Animal Action programme is an international educational partner of:

AAE in the Middle East - Kids Club

Belong to the Wild Program

Meet Nasser and Shabool

Nasser is a kid who keeps a lion cub named Shabool as a pet! Although he loves the lion cub his parents decide to send the cub to the authority. Read the storybook to find out why:

Nasser and Shabool (AR) »
Nasser and Shabool (EN) »