Elephants in Africa

Travel smart with our five simple tips


We know you enjoy travelling and are probably planning for your end of year vacation already.

 As you put together the details, please follow our travelling tips to ensure you enjoy your stay but most importantly protect the wild animals you visit.

1.      Do your research - Investigate the venues you intend to visit. If animal encounters are offered, how are the animals treated and where did they come from?

2.      Ask questions - check if your tour operator or travel agent has an animal welfare policy. Ask your friends and family about their experiences.

3.      Make positive choices - support tourism that does not exploit wild animals.

4.      Eat ethically - When trying local exotic foods, ask if the animal is rare or endangered, which is often illegal.

5.      Think about culture - Always be respectful when you travel, but remember that culture is not an excuse for wildlife cruelty.

With this, we hope you can improve the life of wild animals wherever you visit.

From the seas, to the deserts, wild animals face the ongoing threat of cruelty and abuse. Bears are captured and forced to fight dogs. Marine mammals, such as whales and dolphins, get trapped in discarded fishing gear. Wild animals are traded as exotic pets. But long-lasting, genuine change is possible, so we move governments and communities worldwide to protect wild animals – and by supporting our campaigns, you can help to keep wild animals safe and wild by signing our petition

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