Save these poor animals from cruel wildlife trafficking!
Each day thousands of endangered animals are killed or captured by wildlife traffickers that operate on an industrial scale exploiting the world's precious biodiversity. It is a highly lucrative illegal enterprise that is worth an estimated $10 to $20 billion annually.
We are fighting back against the illegal wildlife trade and making great progress. But together we could do more. So please join forces with us to help save more animals and work to keep wildlife in nature where it belongs. Your donation will have a lasting impact by altering the cruel fate of some of these unfortunate animals, giving them a second chance at life, and helping us tip the balance in our efforts to protect wildlife.
Act now. Donate today before it is too late!
· $50 will rescue a macaque, loris, leopard cat, or other live animal reported to ENV by the public. ENV will ensure that the animal is either released back into the wild or transferred to a rescue center.
· $100 helps support the operation of ENV’s national Wildlife Crime Hotline through which the public reports wildlife crimes. ENV’s Wildlife Crime Unit receives about three new cases each day. Since 2005, 11,000 cases have been handled by the crime unit resulting in the confiscation of thousands of animals, closure of markets, and compliance by restaurants and other businesses that no longer sell wildlife.
· $150 will support the ENV Rapid Response Team to assist police on location in cases involving live bears, tigers, or seizures of animals like pangolins. The response team facilitates the transfer of animals to appropriate rescue centers.
· $1,000 supports one ENV “Outpost” for a year. Each outpost is composed of volunteers who are recruited and trained to monitor restaurants and markets, report violations, and host local awareness activities urging the public not to consume wildlife. ENV Outposts are currently active in 17 cities throughout Vietnam.
Every dollar counts when it comes to rescuing endangered animals from the illegal wildlife trade.
More than 1000 rhinos are killed annually in South Africa to service demand for rhino horn in Asia, mostly in Vietnam and China. Without swift action to protect rhinos, the few remaining populations will soon be wiped out, consigned to the history books, like the dodo, for future generations.
The iconic tiger, like many other species, is a victim of human greed. Tigers are killed or farmed for their bones which are used in traditional Chinese medicine as many Asian people still believe it can cure bone related problems. Tiger farms in Vietnam are well-known to be a thinly disguised means of laundering tigers from the wild.
More than 4,500 bears in Vietnam and more than 20,000 bears in China have been kept at farms and milked for their bile. Most captive bears in Vietnam came from the wild. Hunters often kill the mother and capture her cubs, which are then sold to bear farms where they spend the rest of their lives in tiny cramped cages, being sedated, and having bile painfully extracted by syringe. It is truly medieval.
The enigmatic pangolin is burdened with the dubious title of being the world's most illegally trafficked mammal. The scaly anteater is unique in the animal world, but is under threat due to demand for its meat and scales. It is estimated that more than 100,000 pangolins are traded each year, a figure that is unsustainable and propelling this endangered animal towards extinction.
No animal, it seems, is safe from poachers.
ENV's team works night and day to save animals from the illegal wildlife trade, and our successes are on a daily basis.
Below are just a few examples of recent successes:
· We have handled more than 11,000 wildlife crime cases since 2005, resulting in thousands of animals such as tigers, bears, turtles, primates, otters, and pangolins being rescued or confiscated.
· We worked closely with the authorities and raided six warehouses belonging to the leader of the biggest marine turtle trade network in Vietnam and confiscated more than 10 tons of marine turtles.
· We brought down the most notorious internet wildlife trader who later received a five-year prison sentence for trafficking endangered animals.
· Ten years of intensive campaigns by ENV and our partners has seen more than a 70% reduction in bear bile farming and a 60% reduction in use of bear bile in Vietnam.
· We shut down bear bile tourism in Ha Long, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam.
You can make a difference. You can stop the planet being plundered by poachers, who have no thought for tomorrow.
Act now. Donate today before it is too late!
- Norman Mark
- C DAngelo