If you are stumped about what to buy for your loved ones, as a holiday gift, look no further; wildlife donations go a long way. Donate, adopt or shop for souvenirs in the online stores supporting endangered species. Elephants are being poached due to the illegal ivory trade, great apes are facing extinction due to palm oil production and illegal trade, whales are being killed illegally by the Japanese Government. You can help in a big way by making a small donation.
Ape Action Africa is committed to ape conservation in Africa – protecting Cameroon’s great apes through direct action, including rescuing orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys, giving them a safe forest sanctuary home where they can live with their own kind.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia – Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction due to palm oil production. Habitat destruction mean hundreds of orangutans need to be cared for every year.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – rescuing orphaned elephants and raising them until they are 9 or 10 years old, teaching them how to survive in the wild.
David Suzuki Foundation – Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Our vision is that within a generation, Canadians act on the understanding that we are all interconnected and interdependent with nature.
Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund – Dedicated to gorilla conservation through daily protection, anti-poaching, research, education and helping communities. Donate, adopt or shop.
Save The Elephants – Our mission: to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live; to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.
Sea Shepherd – Risking their lives, saving our oceans and the wildlife within. You can donate monthly or shop in their US, Australia or Euro online stores.