Share your thoughts about saving animals in 2014

As a new year begins, I want to thank you for all the ways you’ve been a friend to animals. 

You helped us care for thousands of animals in so many different ways.  All around the world, we were able to protect and care for helpless animals in 2013 because of your support.

Looking ahead to the new year, there are many projects that we’ll be working on.  I want to know which of these campaigns are most important to you.

  • Raising and releasing orphaned elephants and protecting elephant habitat
  • Rescuing wildlife and companion animals from natural and manmade disasters
  • Providing veterinary care for dogs and cats in some of the world's most impoverished communities
  • Protecting tigers, rhinos, elephants and other animals from the deadly illegal wildlife trade

Please take a moment to tell me in the comments section below which of these campaigns mean the most to you. All four will be among our priorities. Tell me why some of them have special meaning to you.

I look forward to learning more about what you think. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts.


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Azzedine Downes,IFAW President and CEO
President and Chief Executive Officer
Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Elsayed Ahmed Mohamed, Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Dr. Joseph Okori
Regional Director, Southern Africa and Program Director, Landscape Conservation
Dr. Maria (Masha) N. Vorontsova, Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Regional Director, Russia & CIS
Faye Cuevas, Esq.
Senior Vice President
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Matt Collis, Director, International Policy
Director, International Policy
Pauline Verheij, Program Manager, Wildlife Crime
Program Manager, Wildlife Crime
Peter LaFontaine, Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Campaigns Manager, IFAW Washington, D.C.
Rikkert Reijnen, Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Program Director, Wildlife Crime
Country Representative, Germany
Country Representative, Germany
Staci McLennan, Director, EU Office
Director, EU Office
Tania McCrea-Steele, Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime
Project Lead, Global Wildlife Cybercrime
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Senior Advisor to the CEO on Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy