Care for the Wild funds a number of projects focusing on animal welfare and conservation, in the United Kingdom and around the world. These projects fall under our three operational areas of:
Rescue, Protect, Defend.
Our projects range from anti-poaching, through to enforcement activities, rescue and rehabilitation programmes, habitat and species protection, as well as education and public awareness. Our projects compliment each other by tackling the full spectrum of conservation and animal welfare issues, addressing the root cause of exploitation to caring for its victims. We employ our own teams in some areas as well as working in partnership with wildlife organisations throughout Kenya, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, New Zealand, Canada, Greece, Scotland and England, always aiming to have the biggest impact to wildlife based on the resources we have available.
Care for the Wild protects wildlife in Kenya where our anti-poaching teams carry out de-snaring patrols, habitat protection work to stop logging and destroy illegal charcoal kilns, the rescue and treatment of snared wildlife, and providing educational talks to local people. In India, we work with the Wildlife Trust of India to support intelligence gathering to target poaching in selected Indian states.
“Working with our partners, we support a number of conservation research projects ranging from bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth in Scotland to the polar bears of Hudson Bay, Canada. We also provide direct habitat protection in New Zealand for the rare yellow-eyed penguin.”
Our rescue and rehabilitation projects support rescued animals including badgers and other British wildlife, chimpanzees, elephants, rhinos, tigers, gibbons, orangutans and brown bears. Where possible, rescued animals are treated for any illness or injuries and then supported through a reintroduction programme before being released back into the wild in a protected area, which can take anytime from a few months to five or six years. For those individuals that could not survive on their own, we provide funding to give them lifelong care in large, natural enclosures.
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