Launched in Nepal, EAI's Chains Free Means Pain Free program has successfully taught local mahouts how to manage their elephants in corrals instead of on chains attached to posts. Directed by Carol Buckley, EAI has worked with the local government to successfully free Nepal's forest patrol elephants and other privately owned resort elephants from their shackles and into spacious corrals where they can roam and forage. EAI's efforts towards educating mahouts and the general public about elephant welfare has been groundbreaking work in Nepal and will hopefully affect change in other Southeast Asian countries within the near future.
A new elephant sanctuary is in the making! Elephant Refuge North America will provide a natural environment on 800+ acres in which captive-held elephants from circuses and zoos can recover from past traumas and develop healthy bonds with caregivers and other elephants. ERNA aims to improve elephant welfare through providing a natural habitat for retired elephants where they can roam freely without the burden of human expectations. Just free to be... finally.
The mission of the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is to unite communities to save coral reefs. To save coral reefs we must reduce local and regional threats in enough locations to ensure that reef-building corals can adapt to global environmental change. CORAL's Clean for Reefs Project in Puako, HAWAII, is a collaborative effort to remove wastewater from the near shore environment in order to reduce negative impact on it's surrounding reefs. Together we can replace ineffective and outdated wastewater treatment units with better management technology and create healthier living conditions for corals and their marine inhabitants.
Rain Forest Action Network is targeting the destructive nature of harvesting vast amounts of land for Palm Oil in the Leuser Ecosystem of Indonesia. RAN's campaign to educate consumers about the devastating trickle down effect that purchasing products containing palm oil has on the biodiversity of rainforest ecosystems is essential work towards saving what is left of Leuser and it's wildlife.
Mercy For Animals believes that a humane society is possible. MFA is committed to reducing the greatest amount of suffering for the largest number of animals, those that are victims of this nation's factory farms—the most abused and exploited animals on the planet—By utilizing a broad range of strategic approaches that seek to expose cruelty, prosecute abusers, and inspire consumers to make compassionate food choices, MFA is helping create positive change for farms animals.
Animal Defenders International (ADI) has teamed up with politicians and celebrities to launch H.R. 1759, The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) , a bill that will end the suffering of wild and exotic animals in traveling shows in the US. The bipartisan bill is expected to receive widespread public support, as across 27 states in the US, 71 jurisdictions have already banned or restricted the use of wild animals in traveling shows, often citing animal welfare and public safety concerns. Around the world, 35 countries have banned wild animal acts.
NHRP's mission is to change the common law status of great apes, elephants, dolphins, and whales from mere “things,” which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to “legal persons,” who possess such fundamental rights as bodily liberty and bodily integrity. This objective is being accomplished by drawing on common law and evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, and human experience to consider other qualities that may be sufficient for recognition of nonhuman animals’ fundamental rights.