RIGHT-tourism

Alliances and Coalitions

Ape Alliance

The Ape Alliance, is an international coalition of organisations and individuals working for the conservation and welfare of apes, and includes members such as WWF, ADI and WSPA.

Care for the Wild co-hosted the educational and fundraising event ‘Hope 4 Apes’, featuring David Attenborough, as part of the Ape Alliance in December 2010 and is held a joint event ‘Hope for Apes at the Savoy’ in 2013.

You can read more about the Ape Alliance here.

ENDCAP

ENDCAP is a pan-European coalition of animal welfare NGOs and wildlife professionals from countries throughout Europe, whose members specialise in the welfare and protection of wild animals in captivity.

Care for the Wild joined ENDCAP in 2010 and has been involved in research and lobbying for increased legislation to control the use of wild animals as pets in Europe. Every year Care for the Wild attends and supports key events, such as the launch event at the EU Headquarters in Brussels to highlight directly to MEPs the issues surrounding the non enforcement of the EU Directive 1999/22, relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos, Annual Conferences and key lobbying events.

You can read more about ENDCAP here.

International Tiger Coalition (ITC)

The International Tiger Coalition is an alliance of 38 organizations representing more than 100 groups across the globe, united under the common aim of helping to bring back wild tigers by stopping trade in tiger parts and products from all sources. This unprecedented coalition from the conservation, zoo, animal welfare, traditional Chinese medicine and responsible-tourism communities has come together to speak with one voice in calling for an end to trade in tiger parts and products through better enforcement and awareness of existing tiger trade bans.

Since joining the ITC in 2005, Care for the Wild has been involved with the coalition’s work to highlight and end to all trade in tiger products and supported their work with various on-going tiger conservation projects.

You can read more about the ITC here.

Species Survival Network (SSN)

The Species Survival Network (SSN) is an international coalition of over eighty NGOs committed to the promotion, enhancement, and strict enforcement of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Care for the Wild has worked closely with other organisations through SSN to campaign for better protection of many animal species, such as the slow loris, elephants, rhinos and polar bears, and continues to support the group with campaigns and resources.

You can read more about the SSN here.