Our team is working with African people, animals and communities. We are seeking to underscore and promote the life-saving work of these outstanding heroes. Your unique ideas and suggestions are welcome as we work together to highlight these exciting weeks designed to help and celebrate Africa's  animals and people...

"Joyfully Uniting Together on their Behalf!"

Weeks for the Animals
August 1-16, 2015
Are for Everyone!
   Friday, 31  July - Sunday 2 August 2015                           9:00 am til
South African Book Fair
Turbine Hall
65 Ntemi Piliso St, Johannesburg,
2001, South Africa      +27 11 492 3888

At the South African Book Fair we believe that the world would be a better place if everyone had the chance and the desire to read more, and we’d like to inspire just that. We’d like to inspire people in South Africa to read, which is why the Fair is about discovering books, discovering reading, discovering an author you may love or a genre you can’t get enough of. Discovering your ‘Bookself’.

The South African Book Fair is a platform for connecting, engaging and discussing, for learning about seasoned authors and uncovering new ones. For large publishers and smaller publishers supported by the FP&M SETA. For adults and for kids. Where all things books come together in one glorious celebration.

The three day Fair is a veritable playground for lovers of reading. Promising to bring the focus back to books and their authors, this year’s Fair has planned an exciting literary programme that will feature book launches and signings, author interviews and discussions, poetry readings, literary workshops and forums, exhibitions and displays, and an exciting children’s zone. Friday is a dedicated schools and library day, with a carefully crafted literary programme for learners and educators.  http://www.southafricanbookfair.co.za/
World Ranger Day July 31st                                          Ongoing
The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa
World Ranger Day!
PO Box 84420
Greenside         2034 Gauteng  South Africa

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa is a longstanding and well established defined community of practice.  The GRAA provides support, networks and representation for game rangers across Africa.

World Ranger Day commemorates rangers killed or injured in the line of duty, and celebrates the work rangers do to protect the world’s natural and cultural treasures. Learn how to help the rangers in their courageous battle to protect Africa's animals! Visit official Int'l Ranger Federation website

The Game Rangers’ Association of Africa commits itself to the protection, conservation and, where possible, restoration of Africa`s biodiversity and the continued existence of its wilderness for the benefit of present and future generations. l sec.gra@gmail.com   Mobile +27 82 570 7597

The GRAA believes that game rangers should operate with pride, and with passion for their profession whilst promoting best management practices in ensuring the conservation of our natural heritage. Learn much more and how to help the courageous rangers who are putting their lives on the line everyday.
August 1st-August 16th (Ongoing)
Animal World USA-International
Children's Book Drive-Donations to African Schools

Esiteti Primary School
Loitokitok, 00209
Kenya, East Africa

CNS Manjo School -  (Schools for Africa)
Makanene South Africa

Animal World USA International is connecting with African schools and will be donating children's books to their schools/libraries.  We will list each school we are sending the Gryphon Press award-winning books.

Animal World USA International is also working with national book publishing houses for additional books to be donated to African youth and educators! Many thanks to Gryphon and to the African educators! If you would like to be part of this drive, please contact us. Info on 'Contact Us' page. Thank you!  http://www.animalworldusa.org/
Ongoing Africa Programs
Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

*Expansion of the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center...Creating a larger, more natural setting for JGI’s sanctuary chimpanzees.

The Jane Goodall Institute-USA Headquarters
1595 Spring Hill Rd    Suite 550
Vienna, VA 22182
(703) 682-9220

The Institute is committed to expanding its facilities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the animals under its care, as well as the safety of JGI’s dedicated staff. 

With the cooperation and assistance of the Congolese government and other partners, JGI will relocate 60 of the largest and strongest chimpanzees from the existing TCRC site to Tchindzoulou Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River. Learn how to support JGI and the many life-saving, community building programs benefitting Africa's animals pioneered by Dr. Jane Goodall! http://www.janegoodall.org/programs/africa-programs
          Sunday, August 2nd                                                  early am                        
Prudential Ride London-Surrey
for TUSK
Benefitting African Partner Projects

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
London E20 2ST, United Kingdom
+44 800 072 2110

Now in its 3rd year, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is becoming one of the most prestigious cycling events in the UK. It's the London Marathon of bike rides!

25,000+ riders are expected to participate in the 100-mile event on Sunday 2nd August! The route begins at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and heads out through London to the testing hills of Surrey's beautiful countryside before coming back to the capital and a spectacular finish on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

86,000 people entered the Prudential RideLondon ballot and only about one in four people gained a place. Tusk has a limited number of charity places and you have the chance to secure yours now!  Join us and help raise valuable funds for our partner projects in Africa. We ask each cyclist to raise a minimum of £750 and the race must be completed in 8.5 hours. Our entry fee is now reduced to £20. Please contact poppy@tusk.org    http://www.tusk.org/prudential-ridelondon-surrey-100
Sunday, August 2nd                                      4:30 pm til
National Youth Development Agency
Ambassadors for 'My Hands and Heart'

Cape Town, South Africa

Do you have the inspiration and motivation to be more than just a volunteer? We are looking for young leaders who are passionate about change, learning new skills and advocating for youth development. An Ambassador is a tech savvy certified member of My Hands and Heart.

Ambassadors are activists who take the initiative in creating working relationships with various NPOs, helping them use my hands and heart to full effect in their organisations and communities, while capturing the good intentions of people within their reach. We are looking for Ambassadors in Cape Town to get involved in their communities and make things happen. To start the process of becoming an Ambassador: Copy and Paste this link into your browser and fill in the form so we can get back to you: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bSAK1BL1LBMXIKE2t8u-sUa-QDiL819YMLSXwsXYTeg/viewform

Skills Needed : Leadership skills, communication skills, computer literacy
Skills Learnt : Information and Communication skills, Social Media Marketing, Connecting with partners and stakeholders, Online systems management
Volunteers Needed : 20    Stipend : R0 - R50 (basic food/transport)          
Monday, August 3rd                      All day       
Zambia Farmers’ Day

Agricultural Society Showgrounds
(Near to Sunset Stadium)
Thabo Mbeki Rd,Lusaka           Zambia SouthEast Africa

In August, the people across Zambia  celebrate Farmers’ Day. The celebration is marked by a National Agricultural show where the expansive showgrounds in Lusaka, Zambia, come alive with farmers, politicians, and ordinary citizens and their families.

There are games and exhibits and carnival rides for children, agricultural demonstrations and awards, performances, food, and more! Zambians are very dependent on farming, with many people using it as their profession. We wish a happy farmers’ day to the people there!

Farmers Day celebrates the country of Zambia's agricultural sector, praises their efforts in providing crops to feed the country, and gives them a day to relax from their labors. Governmental officials normally give speeches outlining the advances in the harvest of crops, particularly maize. But average citizens enjoy a variety of sporting events that are held on the Farmers Day weekend. In  Zambia there is a Closed Tennis Championship on Farmers Day. Other events include soccer championships.      http://www.holiday-times.com/public-holidays-zambia/

CONTACTS :      Embassy of the Republic of Zambia  2419 Massachusetts Ave. N.W.
     Washington, D.C. 20008   202-265-9717;   www.zambiaembassy.org

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. It is the first and still the only country in Africa that manufactures mobile phones. The population is concentrated mainly around the capital Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt to the northwest.
Monday, August 3rd                        12 noon- 7:00 pm
Exhibit:  Kevin C. Gillespie: 
A Series of Four Paintings Depicting Rhinos

Castle Fitzjohns Gallery
98 Orchard Streeet
New York, NY 10002

Portion of the sales to benefit the Game Rangers Association of South Africa.  For information on the exhibit, please call tel. (917) 244-4868.

Born in 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kevin was very fortunate to be exposed to the arts at a young age, as the son of a classically trained trombonist.

Upon graduating from King Edward the VII High School, in 1992, Kevin had a very clear vision to pursue a career in the arts. With his passion ignited, he began his collage career at Parktown College, where he was granted a full college scholarship and several drawing and painting awards. Rd more on his site below,
To know more about Kevin Gillespie, visit http://www.signedconnolly.com/

25 Things You Might Not Know About Rhinos
August and Ongoing
Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino Fund Uganda
PO Box 71020,  Kampala      Uganda, East Africa

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the proud home of the only wild rhinos in Uganda.  Our sanctuary is conveniently located 176 km north of Kampala on the Gulu Highway toward Murchison Falls.  Come meet our rhinos!  We offer guesthouses, backpacker rooms, and camping options for your overnight accommodations.  They have a restaurant that will keep you well cared for.
Our prime objective is the reintroduction of rhinoceros into Uganda.  This program consists of three phases:

1.The first phase is to raise awareness about rhinos and to educate people regarding their threatened status. 
2.The second phase is breeding a sustainable rhino population at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. have the first rhinos born in Uganda in over 25 years.
3.The third phase is reintroduction of rhinos back into their original habitat.

Education: NOTE:  Due to lack of funding, we were unable to run our education program as needed.   This is a fantastic program for the children and we are actively seeking funding and hope to bring this program back.  Visit www.rhinofund.org/
Stop Rhino Poaching

South Africa
Founder Elise Daffue  E-mail    elise@stoprhinopoaching.com

RhinoPoaching.com is totally committed to helping protect and conserve rhinos in South Africa.  http://www.stoprhinopoaching.com/

We actively pursue this mission in the following ways:
·    By seeking out, identifying, initiating and coordinating supportive projects for the safety of larger rhino populations.
·    By supporting, wherever possible, existing rhino protection projects which fulfil our necessary qualifying criteria.
·    By drawing on the input and guidance of respected rhino specialists and colleagues, while at all times working within the guidelines of the National Needs Analysis.
·   By pursuing opportunities, encouraging like-minded sponsoring partnerships & broadening our areas of impact for the greater good of South Africa’s rhinos.

Schools for Rhinos-We also have a range of rhino related things we sell, that we think are pretty cool. Rhino bands, rhino candles, paracord bands, buffs…. These are all available for schools to buy off our Home Page to show your support.
Tuesday, August 4th- August 8th (last day)              9:00 am-6:00 pm
The Ice Age-Amazing Exhibition

Sandton Convention Centre
Maude Street Sandown 2196
Sandton 2146 South Africa

This 3 000 m² exhibition was designed to be respectful of scientific research while also celebrating the delightful, entertaining side of natural evolution. It includes 45 moving, life-size animals distributed among 12 scenes, as well as 11 animals in an interactive play area.

The exhibition’s main objective is that visitors should enjoy and share a unique experience; one that’s more exciting and moving than visiting a museum because the breathtaking landscapes and scenarios recreate prehistoric life, showing  tundra, forest and glaciers and placing each species in their natural environment.

All these amazing animals are built to strict requirements – each species’ quantity, size, movements and routines follow the specifications provided by our team of paleontologists. Many parts of the animals’ bodies can move, including their eyes, chests, arms and legs, depending on the interaction between the species presented in each scene. When we planned the exhibition the two main goals were to make it fun and engaging, and to ensure the scientific research is relevant and up-to-date.

Another type of technology has been added to this year’s exhibition: we’ve created a virtual aquarium where visitors will feel immersed in a large, digitally simulated tank and see two prehistoric cetacean species that inhabited the oceans millions of years ago. Amazing! http://theiceage.co.za/about-the-exhibition/
Contact: Computicket Tel: 0861-915-8000 or visit website.
Wednesday, August 5th                                     3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
AfriOceans Conservation Alliance
'Swim like a Shark'

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance
PO BOX 22436,
Fish Hoek, 7975, South Africa

AfriOceans Conservation Alliance (AOCA) was founded in 2003. It is a registered non-profit organisation, governed by a highly respected board of directors, an advisory board, as well as project specific consultants.

Swim like a Shark takes place every Wednesday Afternoon from 3.00pm to 4.30pm at the AfriOceans Adventure Centre, Seaforth, next to Boulders. AfriOceans teaches 10 young Simonstown School learners how to snorkel whilst educating them about the importance of our sharks, penguins & the oceans.

AOCA is well known for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects and education and awareness initiatives, and its role in being prepared to speak out for those who cannot. We have achieved considerable success during a very short space of time and considered leaders of shark conservation in South Africa. Email: info@aoca.org.za    Telephone: + 27 (0) 21 782 7590 http://www.aoca.org.za/
Cape of Good Hope SPCA The Ani-Pal Programme

Cape of Good Hope SPCA
cnr 1st Avenue and First Road
Grassy Park , Cape Town

The Ani-Pal Programme consists of :

•an exciting puppet show, starring Sipho, Chané, Side-Walk and Ginger, aimed at Grade 2 to 5 pupils. This teaches them the five Ani-Pal care rules. Role-play using puppy ears, and educational posters highlight the five rules and the relation between healthy pets and healthy children;

•a special SPCA Mobile Clinic day at the school. Schools in underprivileged areas – and community members from the surrounding area – are encouraged to bring their pets to the Mobile Clinic for treatment. The dipping, deworming and sterilisation of pets is done free of charge in these cases.

To recognise responsible, caring behaviour, children who bring their pets to the Mobile Clinic for treatment on these days are rewarded an Ani-Pal toy puppy. This ensures that the Ani-Pal pet care rules remain uppermost in their minds and they continue to be responsible pet owners.

Although these educational efforts are targeted at schools in the Western Cape’s disadvantaged communities, the Ani-Pal material and puppet show is also available to children throughout the greater Cape Town area.
To register for the Ani-Pal programme please e-mail educ1@spca-ct.co.za or call 021 700 4181 and speak to an SPCA Education Officer. Pleae help the SPCA https://medusa.cybersmart.co.za/spca-ct/give.asp
Thursday, August 6th                      6:00 pm - 6.30 pm
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
'McGregor Report Back'

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary
PO Box 29, McGregor, 6708
Western Cape, South Africa

The mission of Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary in the Western Cape, South Africa, is to provide care for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys and to create a culture of respect for all living creatures.

As we are having our AGM in Cape Town this year, we will have an open house report back on our work for our local supporters. An interesting early evening event giving you the latest on our past year and future plans through slides and words.  For details & RSVP please email: admin@donkeysanctuary.co.za

The establishment of the sanctuary has led to the creation of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers in a region with high unemployment.
The Sanctuary is however more than a place of refuge for abused, abandoned, aged and neglected donkeys. A key focus has been an educational component (mainly funded by The Donkey Sanctuary in the United Kingdom) which has a three-fold approach: Classroom projects, Field Trips, Outings and more.

But primarily the Donkey Sanctuary provides an immediate and humane response to the needs of gentle and patient creatures that are all too often maltreated and made to endure truly horrific circumstances. http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
Lusaka Animal Welfare Society
“Spay is the Way” Campaigns

Lusaka Animal Welfare Society
Lusaka, Zambia

Spay Is The Way (SITW) was set up in the States to encourage people in 3rd world countries to sterilize their cats and dogs. SITW donates money to LAWS on a quarterly basis and LAWS needs to raise the same amount via fundraising and donations. 

Once the funds are raised this money is used to sterilize dogs & cats in the compounds around Lusaka for animal owners who can not afford to have their animals sterilized. LAWS is working together with 6 local Vet Clinics for this program and the long term goal is to drastically reduce number of stray & semi stray dogs, encourage owners to stop breeding which ultimately will reduce the number of puppies sold on the streets.

Since the campaign was started in July 2010 a total of 445 animals have been sterilized free of charge. Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. It is located in the southern part of the central plateau, at an elevation of about 1,300 metres (4,265 feet). It has a population of about 1.7 million.   You can help funding this very important project . To find out more and how to contact us, visit www.lawszm.org
Lilongwe SPCA (Society for
the Protection and Care of Animals)

Lilongwe Wildlife Centre
18 Acacia Road Area 9 (Opposite Civo Stadium)
Private Bag 151    Lilongwe Malawi

Pet Export Facilitation

If you are leaving Malawi and want to take your pet with you, or are moving to Malawi and want to bring your animals over, we can help! We are experienced in all aspects of pet import and export from blood tests to paperwork and transport and have a good partnership with the veterinary department to ensure all goes smoothly. Please contact us as soon as you know you are moving and we will make sure your pet joins you safely in your new home.  We can help with animals traveling to the European Union, (including England), United States, SADC, United Arab Emirates etc. Please email us on info@lilongwespca.org for advice.

MUCH More info about the LSPCA can be found at: http://www.lilongwespca.org/
Friday, August 7th                              All Day-Book Time
Be a Cart Horse ANGEL & Volunteer

Cart Horse Protection Association
92 Bofors Cir Epping Industria 2
Cape Town, 7475, South Africa

In 1995 Cart Horse Protection Association (CHPA) was established, providing vital services and education to the cart horse owners from two rusty shipping containers in an attempt to address the appalling conditions in which these working horses lived and worked. Learn more Visit http://carthorse.org.za/

Today, the Cart Horse Protection Association Clinic and Training Centre, located in Epping, boasts a farrier agency, harness shop, treatment stalls and paddocks, cart repair workshop, education and training room, administrative offices and a feed storage barn and provides services to over 400 working cart horses and their owners. REPORT ABUSE TO 082 6 599 599.

The Centre provides:
A place of safety for working cart horses whose owners and drivers continue to abuse and neglect them, despite our efforts at education and the services offered at the static clinics
Accommodation for sick and injured horses requiring palliative care
A safe haven for working cart horses needing rest and rehabilitation
Maternity care for foaling mares.
Our Adoption Programme is managed from the R&R Centre and we have horses needing loving and responsible homes. Visitors and Volunteers are welcome – Please contact our R&R manager to schedule volunteer times on 082 6 566 599 or email adoptions@carthorse.org.za   Directions can be found on our Contact Us page. Open all weeklong.  http://carthorse.org.za/
Friday, August 7th - Sunday the 9th                     see website
African Wildlife Trust 'A Weekend for Elephants'
~A Fine Art Show and Sale~
Benefiting The Tanzanian Ivory Orphans’ Sanctuary~

Columbine Gallery
2683 N Taft Ave,
Loveland, CO 80538

Artist Ambassadors Against Poaching representatives of the African Wildlife Trust will be showcased at Columbine Gallery this August during our 23rd Annual National Sculptors' Guild exhibit 

Proceeds from the sale of their artwork will go to protecting Africa's Endangered Wildlife. Specifically, this show and sale will benefit the Tanzanian Ivory Orphans’ Sanctuary, the country’s first official refuge for elephant calves orphaned due to poaching.  http://www.columbinegallery.com/african-wildlife-trust.html

Ivory Orphans Project

The African Wildlife Trust's Ivory Orphans Project will rehabilitate and reintegrate young elephants orphaned in Tanzania due to the illegal wildlife trade. Rescuing these Ivory Orphans will serve to mitigate the effects of illegal elephant poaching, while raising awareness of the severity and immediacy of what is now an elephant population crisis.   The Ivory Orphans project will address the survival of these orphans with the mission to successfully reintegrate them back into wild elephant populations.

We will provide conservation and wildlife education to a local and international public through visitorship to the orphanage. Visit  https://www.facebook.com/ivoryorphans

Help The Seals of Namibia
South Africa
Why is Namibia seal hunt considered the cruelest?
Visit our website to learn more.
"The Seals of Nam" is a global initiative that had its humble beginnings in mid 2010. Founded by well known South African animal rights campaigner, Pat Dickens, "The Seals of Nam" aims to unite interested parties to bring the stench of the Namibian seal massacre to the nostrils of an indignant world.  http://www.thesealsofnam.org/

We will continue to fight for an end of the Namibian hunt. We believe it to be unsustainable, illegal, immoral, uneconomical and a violation of human rights as well as basic animal welfare standards.

We encourage other organizations to join us in our initiative, to set aside any differences and to put up a united front against the atrocities that are perpetuated on the Cape Fur Seals. If you are an official representative and would like to involve YOUR organization, please do so by sending us an E-mail thesealsofnam@gmail.com

We would love to have you on board as the stronger our coalition becomes, the better our chances at putting an end to the brutal practice of seal clubbing. https://sites.google.com/site/thesealsofnam/home/about-us
Saturday, August 8th  & Ongoing        11:00 am-12 noon Mudbath Hour
David Sheldrick Community Outreach
~You can Help!~
Nairobi Nursery Education Visits Daily

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust  
P.O. Box 15555     Nairobi, Kenya

In addition to hosting local and international visitors at the Nairobi Nursery during the elephant orphans’ 11am to 12noon daily mudbath hour, the Trust also hosts local school children, who travel from all corners of the country in huge numbers just to see the little elephants enjoying their noon milk feed, and weather permitting, a cooling mudbath.

This program has become so popular that the Trust has had to restrict numbers to 200 children per day.

For over a decade the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s Community Outreach Programs have been vital in building sustainable relationships with the local communities bordering Kenya’s National Parks and wildlife protected areas.

These successful programs strive to improve living conditions and educational standards, encouraging communities and the next generation to protect their wildlife and environment. See their amazing programs that are teching communities about wildlife and conservation. There are many ways to help!
Ongoing                           All Day
African Tales 'Save Our Street Dogs'
Calendar Contest

Zambia      South Africa

SMS the word WAG to 40770 at the cost of R20 to help save our street dogs! (RSA ONLY)

Support us and win with Regal. It is easy a click, a few minutes  of your time and it doesn't cost a thing--- whats more they will give African tails R1 for every entry.    https://www.facebook.com/AfricanTails
There are some great prizes! Click on the following link and enter

To date, we have performed/funded numerous mass sterilisation campaigns, carried out by the Animal Rescue Organisation. Through these campaigns, we have successfully sterilised over 1000 dogs, and counting. We’d like to thank Dr Yvonne Robson from Sunnydale Animal Hospital, Dr Reena Cotton from Citi Vet, Dr Duncan Siegfried and Dr Susan Van Niekerk, the Animal Rescue Organisation and African Tails’ generous donors and selfless volunteers.
Donate on website.See calendar information. Please always submit proof of payment along with contact details to contact@africantails.co.za so that we can give you a tail-wagging thanks.
Learn more about Afican Tales life-saving work and how you can help. Visit http://www.africantails.co.za/
Saturday, August 8th                                          8:30 am -5:00 pm
Monte Casino Bird Park

Monte Carlo Bird Park
1 Monte Casino Blvd
FourWays Johannesburg, South Africa

For great family entertainment, come and experience the wonder of the Montecasino Bird Gardens. Here, you can wander along enchanted walkways within magnificent gardens and marvel at a variety of colourful birds, mammals, reptiles and unusual animals from around the world.

In our walk-through Aviary, you'll find over 60 species of birds including Scarlet Ibises, and Nicobar pigeons, reptiles and small mammals, with smaller antelope wandering freely in the undergrowth. http://www.montecasino.co.za/
African Conservation Foundation
Protect Cameroon Sea Turtles & Cross River Gorillas
African Conservation Foundation
P.O. Box 189
Buea South West Province, Cameroon

Help local communities in Cameroon protect their chimpanzees and help Cross River Gorillas. Only about 5,000 Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes vellerosus) are found in Cameroon and Nigeria, most of them in unprotected areas.

Help conserve and recover populations of the Atlantic sea turtle species that nest on the beaches of South West Cameroon. This project is situated in the coastal areas of South West Cameroon, specifically in the Fako and Ndian Divisions. http://www.africanconservation.org/

See available jobs! http://www.africanconservation.org/jobs
Born Free Kenya -Saving Wildlife

Kenya’s wildlife is unfortunately under serious pressure from poaching, habitat loss and encroachment.  The Born Free Kenya team, based in Nairobi, oversee a number of important projects aimed at conserving habitats, protecting wildlife and working with the communities that live beside wildlife areas.  
Website http://www.bornfree.org.uk/born-free-kenya/wildlife-projects/
Sunday, August 9th                           12 noon-5:00 pm
The Village Divine Vegan Buger Buffet

The Village DeVine
417B The Village Road Menlo Park     00081 Pretoria, South Africa

Join us on Sunday the 9th (Woman's Day). Chef Ashley will be hosting a build your own BURGER BUFFET! Vegan, Vegan, vegan.  R150 adults R50 children under 12. Infants free.   Please direct RSVP is super N.B. Please visit
Visit https://www.facebook.com/villagersdevine
Lilongwe Society for Protection of Animals
Spay and Neuter Clinics

Lilongwe Society for the Protection and Care of Animals
Private Bag 151      Lilongwe Malawi

In an effort to address the stray dog problem, which has resulted in a large increase in both the incidence of rabies as well as animal abuse in dogs around Lilongwe, the LSPCA has established a spay and neuter clinic in peri urban communities around Lilongwe. The clinics were initially launched in March 2009.All animals are required to come with their vaccination certificates for proof of rabies vaccination, any dog that does not come with a vaccination certificate, is vaccinated and issued with one. In addition to the certificates, they are also marked with collars. These collars serve to identify which dogs have been vaccinated &  help to protect them from government dog control shooting by differentiating them from stray dogs.

These clinics are run by Dr Richard Ssuna and/or Dr Catherine Wood depending on availability.Thank you to Dr Richard Ssuna and his group for their exceptional compassion, leadership & spirit. Love to all. Learn how to help this wonderful organization. Website is  http://www.lilongwespca.org/
The Giraffe Conservation Foundation

Giraffe Conservation Foundation
26 Grasmere Road       Purley      Surrey CR8 1DU England

-Promote the importance and profile of giraffe conservation on the international stage.
-Secure viable, and protect existing, habitat for giraffe and other wildlife.
-Support dedicated and innovative research to better understand giraffe ecology, conservation and management.
-Establish the current status of all giraffe populations and (sub)species to support and inform their conservation and management.
-Identify key threats to giraffe and innovative ways to mitigate these.
-Develop a world class network of individuals and organisations dedicated to securing the future of giraffe.  And much more!
Learn how to help the giraffes http://www.giraffeconservation.org/contact_us.php
Amazing Giraffe Facts & Photos
Sunday, August 9th                                       All Day
International Vegetarian Union

122 Vegan Sub-Saharan African Recipes Contributed by Vegetarians & Vegans from Around the World!
Painted Dog Conservation
Visitor Centre
Opposite Hwange National Park Airport
Zimbabwe, Africa

Vision- Create a Conservation Model that will make a lasting contribution to the future of Painted Dogs and the lives of the local people.
Mission-  To protect and increase the range and numbers of Painted Dogs, (Lycaon pictus) in Zimbabwe. PDC currently employs 55 local people in the following programme areas. Anti Poaching Units,  Rehabilitation Facility, Conservation Education, Community Development / Outreach.

Children's Bush Camp  Since the program began, nearly 4,000 children's lives have been touched, and parents are saying that their children are teaching them about what they learned at the Bush Camp, saying, "We are realizing the importance of conserving".   Learn more http://www.painteddog.org/
ONE Campaign
Silver Stream Office Park
1st Floor, Main Building
10 Muswell Road  Bryanston 2191  Johannesburg,  SA

ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures.

ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 7 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.

Cofounded by Bono, we raise public awareness and work with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency so governments are accountable to their citizens. Website is  http://www.one.org/
                         United Against Malaria

United Nations Foundation
1750 Pennsylvania Avenue NW    Suite 300 - Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: 202.887.9040

United Against Malaria is a partnership of footballers, non-governmental organizations, foundations, governments, corporations and people like you who have joined forces in South Africa to unite in the fight against malaria.

By acting now, we can achieve unprecedented increases in mosquito net coverage across Africa to save millions of lives by the next 2015. For just $10 or £5, less than the cost of a football/soccer ball, we can protect a mother and child for five years. Website http://www.unitedagainstmalaria.org/

David Kyne   +1 212 594 5500    dkyne@unitedagainstmalaria.org
Buy a Bracelet, Protect Your Employees & Community, Share their story, and or Donate.  http://unitedagainstmalaria.org/act/
Pets as Therapy South Africa
Pets As Therapy  
39 Innesfree Way
Constantia       Western Cape, South Africa 7806

PAT organises therapeutic visits by pet owners who volunteer to take their pets (mainly dogs) to visit people in hospitals, hospices, retirement homes, frail care facilities, special needs schools residential centres, and a variety of other venues. PAT visits bring company, support, comfort, pleasure, stress relief and stimulation to those living permanently or temporarily in the  establishments.

The R.E.A.D programme has been launched and PAT is very proud to be involved. Visit website to see how to become involved or give support.
REGIONAL OFFICES -Polokwane  -East London -Stellenbosch/Helderberg -Gauteng
-Hermanus -Port Elizabeth

We are committed to enriching the lives of people who are residents or patients at a variety of organisations and facilities in and around the Western Cape and further afield. We achieve this through friendly, regular and controlled visits by accredited volunteers and their animal companions. Become involved. http://www.pat.org.za/
Sunday, August 9th                         All Day
International Day of
the World's Indigenous People
2015 Theme: "Ensuring indigenous peoples' health and

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first pronounced by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

People from different nations are encouraged to participate in observing the day to spread the UN’s message on indigenous peoples. Activities may include educational forums and classroom activities to gain an appreciation and a better understanding of indigenous peoples. Events inc messages from the UN secretary general and other key leaders, performances by indigenous artists, panel discussions on reconciliation.

In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.”

UN Sponsor: Department of Public Information (DPI)
Activities: An event at UNHQ in New York will feature speakers and video clips from indigenous media orgs.  http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/   Email
Monday, August 10th                          All Day
2nd Annual World Lion Day
             Locations of events in Africa are on map on their website-

An independent campaign working to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide.
"Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves"

In celebration of the world's most iconic species and the King of all Beasts - The Lion.
World Lion Day is the first annual campaign to raise much needed conservation awareness for the 'Vulnerable' African lion and 'Endangered' Asiatic lion.
The lion is an enduring symbol across the nations and has fascinated man throughout the millennia. To lose such a species would be to lose a significant part of our global heritage.

Join us in saving this magnificent species and unite those across the world in recognising their importance to us culturally, symbolically, economically and biologically. 'Saving the King of Beasts to Save Ourselves'  Visit

17 Stunning Images of the King of the Jungle

African Lion Facts!
                  Monday, August 10th                                                 All Day
Tanzania Animal Welfare Society
'Teaching compassion and finding sustainable solutions – colloquium gives hope to the donkeys of Tanzania'

Tanzania Animal Welfare Society
P.O Box 10268
Dar es Salaam   Tanzania

Morogoro is a city with an urban population of 206,868 (2002 census) in the southern highlands of Tanzania, 190 km west of Dar es Salaam. It is the capital of the Morogoro Region.  In Tanzania, animal welfare is at a grassroots stage.

Facilitating behaviour change to improve livelihoods was explained through the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) Approach. This is a way of making sure people understood the hazards they were posing for themselves. It is very similar to our working donkeys situation in the rural areas where donkeys are abused, overworked and have no access to veterinary care. We will try to show that donkeys feel pain and get tired, like people, so if they are living with wounds and abuse, it means they do very little work to support peoples’ livelihood. If working donkeys are cared for and people have compassion, then it’s possible the donkeys will be stronger and work efficiently to help people to earn a better living.

Training animal health workers is very much needed, and we will opt for this so working donkeys can have access to, at least, some veterinary care.
The Community-Based Harness Development Initiative for pack donkeys, again presented by people from Ethiopia, is a most welcome solution for our situation in Tanzania. Wounds stemming from poor or no harnesses have been a major problem for 98% of working donkeys in Tanzania. The use of locally available materials for harnessing will help us fight severe wounds, which is a big issue for the large population of working donkeys in the central part of the country. 

Editor's Note: Please help the truly wonderful organization, Tanzania Animal Welfare. Dr.Thomas W. Kahema says, "We shall be grateful for your support so as we reach more suffering animals in Tanzania."  Learn more on website  http://www.taweso.org/page.php?25   http://www.taweso.org/page.php?20
Monday, August  11th       thru week
AU-IBAR Kenindia Business Park Museum Hill
Westlands Road
P.O. Box 3078600100             Nairobi Kenya

The African Union – Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) provides leadership in the development of animal resources for Africa. By supporting and empowering the African Union (AU) Member States and the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), AU-IBAR's vision is of an Africa free from hunger and poverty in which animal resources make significant contributions within the global arena.

Founded in 1951 to study the epidemiological situation and fight rinderpest in Africa, AU-IBAR's mandate covers all aspects of animal resources, including farm animals, fisheries and wildlife, across the entire African continent. At the same time AU-IBAR fills a unique & strategic niche by working the continent & regional levels, with RECs being key partners.

AU-IBAR was founded on an important principle that guides everything we do, i.e. the principle of subsidiarity; animal resources-related activities should be undertaken at the most local level possible, with AU-IBAR assuming responsibility for those areas that national and regional bodies are unable to address, or for which AU-IBAR enjoys a clear comparative and strategic advantage.  Tel: +254 (20) 3674 000 (Operator)  E-mail: ibar.office@au-ibar.org                               Website: www.au-ibar.org
N/a’anku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary

Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary
P.O. Box 99292         Windhoek, Namibia

Marlice van Vuuren, one of Namibia's most well known conservationist, together with her husband Dr. Rudie van Vuuren and their pharmacist friend Chris Heunis started N/a’an ku sê Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary in 2007.

Our vision is an Africa where humans and wildlife can live and thrive together. Our mission is to conserve the land, cultures and wildlife of Namibia and rescue species threatened by an ever-shrinking habitat.  Through each of our projects, N/a’an ku sê provides an important source of employment and accommodation to several Bushmen families. One of our key aims is to improve the lives of these historic tribes people through education, healthcare and improved living conditions. We currently employ over 20 Bushmen families.

The Jolie-Pitt Foundation is involved heavily with this sanctuary.

We are solely reliant on generous donations from our volunteers, guests and supporters to continue our vital work to protect the animals and people who simply cannot survive alone. Find out how you can get involved. Tel: +264 (0) 81 261 2709. E-mail: volunteer@naankuse.com              Visit   www.naankuse.com
August and Ongoing
Art of Conservation, Inc.

Art of Conservation, Inc.
B.P. 4, District Musanze
Province du Nord, Rwanda                          Eastern-central Africa

*Thanks to Julie Ghrist, beautiful soul and founder of Art of Conservation and all the young ones for all they do.   Learn more about Art of Conservation on their website. Please help them continue their work.   www.art-of-conservation.com

The Republic of Rwanda known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is a landlocked country located in the Great Lakes region of eastern-central Africa, bordered by Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania. Although close to the equator, the country has a cool temperate climate due to its high elevation. The terrain consists mostly of grassy uplands and gently rolling hills. Abundant wildlife, including rare mountain gorillas!
www.art-of-conservation.com           www.artforgorillas.wildlifedirect.org
August 10th and Ongoing
Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Volunteer Program

Daktari Bush School & Wildlife Orphanage
Harmony 81                Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

We rely almost solely on the volunteers who visit and work for us at DAKTARI, without their support our project could not operate. However, if traveling to South Africa is not possible for you, or perhaps you have already visited us but still want to help, supporting us from your own country is still an option!


Help us recruit new volunteers...
DAKTARI was created by Michèle and Ian Merrifield, who registered it as a non-profit organisation in 2002. We are a bush school for underpriviledged children which uses orphaned wild animals as an education medium. Volunteers supplement the South African school curriculum by giving a hands-on education, in existing school subjects, and at the same time provide an environmental experience.

Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have, we will be happy to hear from you!   Phone + 27 (0) 82 656 2969   Please visit http://www.daktaribushschool.org/    Email: inquiries@daktaribushschool.org
Wednesday, August 12th 
United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day
Theme: Youth Civic Engagement

United Nations’ (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities.

Visit http://www.greeningtheblue.org/event/international-youth-day-12-august-2015

Many activities and events that take place around the world on International Youth Day promote the benefits that young people bring into the world. Many countries participate in this global event, which may include youth conferences on issues such as education and employment. Other activities include concerts promoting the world’s youth, as well as various sporting events, parades and mobile exhibitions that showcase young people’s achievements.

The UN defines the worlds’ youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. Many of these young men and women live in developing countries and their numbers are expected to rise steeply.  Visit website http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/
                                     Wednesday, August 12th             All day
2nd Annual World Elephant Day
              ~Focusing on African & Asian Ele's~
Across Africa

World Elephant Day was created so the world can learn about and act on solutions to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

Poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, better management of their natural habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and when appropriate the reintroducing of captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.

*Watch the stunning  movie on home page of their website. "Return to the Forest." World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.  Learn more http://worldelephantday.org/
Save the Rhino International

Save the Rhino International
Unit 5, Coach House Mews
217 Long Lane     London  SE1 4PR

Save the Rhino International works to conserve viable populations of critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia. We recognise that the future of wildlife is inextricably linked to the communities that share its habitat. By funding field projects and through education, our goal is to deliver material, long-lasting and widespread benefits to rhinos and other endangered species, ecosystems and to the people living in these areas.

Aims To increase the number of rhinos in genetically viable populations in the wild To enhance the integrity of ecosystems To ensure that local communities benefit from conservation activities. https://www.savetherhino.org/
Friday-Sunday August 14-16th                        early am to dusk                         
Maralal Camel Derby
Kenya, South Africa

The Maralal Camel Derby is an annual event, held midyear just outside of Maralal town. This is Kenya’s best known and most prestigious camel race, attracting both local and international competitors. The event is a major draw for spectators as well as racers, and the competition is fierce.

Many local professional camel racers come to compete each year. Some of the finest racing camels are seen in town during the race period. The race is a great social event, and the major event on the Maralal Calendar. Both competitors and visitors to Maralal join in the festivities in and around town. The atmosphere in town on race day is electric and entertaining. http://www.magicalkenya.com/what-to-do/events-and-festivals/maralal-camel-derby/

Friday, August 14th                                    10:00 am-6:00 pm
South African Guide Dogs
at Bike and Boat Show

NASREC Expo Centre Gauteng
Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa
+27 11 494 1920

The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was founded in 1953 by Gladys Evans and a temporary training centre was rented at No 1, Glamorgan Road, Parkwood. after she returned from England with her famous guide dog, Sheena.

This 11 acre property today boasts all the facilities required to train both guide dogs and their blind owners. Read all about the organization and how to apply for a guide dog.  Visit http://www.guidedog.org.za/history/
              Saturday, August 15th                                 All day & evening
ISAR International Homeless Animals Day

Organizations around the world come together on the third Saturday of every August to raise awareness about the pet overpopulation epidemic. International Homeless Animals’ Day activities often include candlelight vigils, adopt-a-thons, spay/neuter clinics, microchip clinics, blessings of the animals, and heartfelt speeches given by council members, local veterinarians, humane officers and shelter personnel.  Please find a way to help homeless animals who need us =especially on this day.

Other activities include slideshows, rallies, dog walks, open houses, award ceremonies, live music, raffles, and games. To read about previous International Homeless Animals’ Day events, please visit our Newsletters page on our website. http://www.isaronline.org/ihad.html
Saturday, August 15th           8:00 am – 11:30am
Animal Allies
Int'l Homeless Animals’ Day Vaccination Day

Emthonjeni Settlement
Honeydew, Johannesburg

Spay/Neuter Clinic and Spay/Neuter Educational Campaign. Animal Allies will be vaccinating, sterilizing, deworming, and spraying for fleas and ticks while educating the public about the importance of spay/neuter and it’s many benefits. Contact: Karen Chitongo, Phone: 076-511-5451; Email: info@animalallies.co.za   Website:   www.animalallies.co.za
Saturday, August 15th                                        10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Xtreme Community Projects
Celebrating Int'l Homeless Animals Day

Richmond Hill Park
Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth

“Every day, animals are abandoned or placed into kennels, dependent on charities and goodwill. These organisations are strained beyond coping, and are desperate to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned animals.

Xtreme Community Projects will be hosting an event to raise much needed resources and to educate people about pet abandonment, feral animals and the benefits of sterilization.”  Pls visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/767988586631435/
Blessed to Bless
~Working from Australia to help Zambia children~

Blessed to Bless Inc.
PO Box 177            St Ives NSW 2075   Australia

Mission Statement
Zambian Children: To help alleviate poverty in Zambia, primarily through quality, Christ-centred education.  Vision Statement   Our goal is to promote long-term self-sufficiency within the community, by raising capable Christian leaders.  We aim to provide quality Christ-centred education for Zambian school children who would not normally be able to attend school.  We also aim to provide emergency assistance for those in need, in order to achieve long-term goals. Please visit website to learn more.  http://www.blessedtobless.com.au/
                     Sunday, August 16th       10:00 am- 3:30 by appt only pls
                                                Open daily except Tuesdays
                  Barking Mad Dogtown "Chip for Cheaper"
Dogtown SA
NPO 095-264 PBO 930032491           South Africa

Microchips for your dogs. See website for details!  Visit

Mission  To rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.   Who we are--We are a team of qualified animal behaviorists and trainers, dedicated to helping misunderstood dogs, become the dogs we all know they can be.  Phone  076 044 1979.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/DogtownSA/info?tab=page_info
Zambia Dog Rescue
South Africa

Animals posted on Rescue Me! are viewed by thousands every day and most find homes fast! See extensive website. Each week stray animals, animals at shelters, and animals from families forced to move suddenly are posted here. The vast majority are adopted in a very short time.

Do you have an animal emergency? Post your animal now. (You can even help by posting animals belonging to someone else, or those at a shelter.)
Visit http://dog.rescueme.org/zm
Animal Rescue Organisation of South Africa

* Eastern Cape. See our fantastic event coming in September on our website-all to support the animals!

Learn more about our education programme. The Programme looks at a number of issues such as:
~ Caring for animals needs and understanding the kind of needs their pets have
~ Fear of dogs and what to do if you are attacked
~ Sterilisation and the reasons why it is so important
~ Primary health care of animals at home
~ Careers with animals
~ Showing compassion and understanding towards animals

Primary Health includes deworming, vaccination and nutritional issues. Domestic animals need to be dewormed and vaccinated, and dogs need to be dipped against Mange. Deworming and dipping prevents the spread of disease to humans, particularly children within these communities. Anti-Rabies injections are also given to all dogs and cats.  Please help the Animal Rescue Organization of South Africa.  http://www.animalrescue.org.za/
    Nothing But Nets-Fighting Malaria
~~Send a Net-Save a Life~~

United Nations Foundation/Nothing But Nets
PO Box 96539               Washington, DC 20090
               Malaria kills. Nets save lives. Send a net. Save a life!
Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. With a $10 contribution, Nothing But Nets provides individuals – from CEOs to youth, professional athletes to faith leaders – the opportunity to join the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.  Email info@nothingbutnets.net    Phone 202.887.9040  Website http://www.NothingButNets.net
African Wildlife Foundation

African Wildlife Foundation
Ngong Road, Karen   P.O. Box 310,      00502   Nairobi, Kenya

For over 50 years, AWF has provided support for communities and governments to increase their ability to monitor wildlife, oversee protected areas, and a broad range of other critical conservation efforts. African Wildlife Foundation continues to work with the U.S. government on African wildlife and human livelihood issues. AWF has significantly ramped up its anti-poaching work in the last several years, including activities, such as:

Providing paramilitary training, uniforms, and surveillance and communications equipment, and motorized transport to hundreds of scouts and wildlife rangers in nearly a dozen African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Senegal, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa;

Helping authorities coordinate anti-poaching efforts across national borders; Funding canine detection units to sniff out rhino horn and elephant ivory in airports and other transit hotspots in Kenya, with plans to expand efforts into Southern Africa;

Providing camera traps and other surveillance support for protected area authorities to monitor rhino populations; and Launching a celebrity-driven public awareness campaign in Asia to reduce consumer demand for rhino horn and elephant ivory. http://www.awf.org/
Elephant Aid
PO BOX 2146                   Swakopmund, Namibia

Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans.

Volunteer in Africa. Elephant Human Relations Aid enables volunteers to Africa to contribute to elephant conservation and our volunteer project aims to reduce conflict between elephants and humans. Learn how to help and volunteer in Africa. Visit website  http://www.desertelephant.org/
CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife)
35th Anniversary Year
15A Coedmore Avenue
Yellowwood Park    4011 Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

2015 is a landmark year in CROW’s history , during which we are celebrating 35 years of dedicated service to KwaZulu-Natal’s wildlife. While we are proud of reaching this significant milestone, we are also very aware that the need for our life-saving services is greater than ever before.

With the scourge of the illegal pet, muthi and bush meat trades seemingly continuing unchecked and the rapid loss of habitat our local wildlife is having to contend with on a daily basis, it’s little wonder so many of our indigenous species are increasingly under threat.  Visit http://crowkzn.co.za/
Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA)
14 John Street
London, England WC1N 2EB

SPANA is a charity working in some of the world's poorest countries, improving the lives of working animals and people who are dependent on them.
SPANA is a voluntary British organisation with the objective and purpose of providing veterinary care to working animals in communities around the world.
100 million donkeys, horses and mules supporting the work of the poorest communities of our world. http://www.spana.org/our-work

Help Elderly Animals Sent to Mauritania. Fundraise, Donate, Host a SPANA World Tea Party, more!  http://www.spana.org/teaparty

There are many ways to help! Every gift you buy with Happy Hooves helps SPANA alleviate the suffering of working animals. And with so much to choose from, you're bound to find perfect presents for all your family and friends.  http://www.spana.org/Pages/Category/get-involved
Author, Laurel A. Neme, PhD "How to Help Wildlife"

Author of ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS and ORANGUTAN HOUDINI;  Contributor to National Geographic.

One of my goals in writing Animal Investigators was to make the public more aware about what they could do to help wildlife in their everyday life.
The following provides a list of common illegally-traded wildlife products to avoid.  It is adapted from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement’s Tips for Travelers. 

It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide.  Before buying any wildlife product, consumers should consider: what the product is made of, where it came from, and what documentation is required. See website to see how you can help African wildlife. http://www.laurelneme.com/index.php/take-action
SOS Elephants Anti-Poaching

SOS Elephants
c/o Stephanie Vergniault
NDAMENA   P.O. Box 66 33       N'Djamena, Chad   Africa

Anti Poaching  1) Right now most of the anti-poaching teams in Chad are mainly soldiers from the State. These soldiers are doing an amazing job. However there are areas that are not protected and heavily populated by elephants. Our goal is to get rangers from local communities to protect these areas. We want to provide them with salaries, vehicles, phones, and any other equipment needed for the job.

SOS Elephants most notable efforts are to put an end to the
slaughter of Chad’s elephants. We have been working very closely with the Head of State himself Idriss Déby Itno , who is very passionate about the survival and future of the elephants in Chad.  We are in the field daily working to put an end to poaching. We  have set up several goals that we are hoping to accomplish in the near future. Learn how to help. http://www.soselephants.org/
Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Watch is an outgrowth of SaveTheSerengeti.org  which spontaneously formed to oppose a commercial highway across the Serengeti National Park. It is a permanent nonprofit organization that will monitor the Serengeti and bring world opinion and support to bear on vital issues.

Serengeti Watch is hosted by the Earth Island Institute, a highly respected 501(c)3 conservation organization that has earned the highest rating on Charity Navigator and an A Rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.  See The Need for Serengeti Watch.  Read more: http://www.savetheserengeti.org/         
Email  info@savetheserengeti.org
Ongoing Campaign
Four Paws International
Al Ma'wa for Nature & Wildlife
~A new Home for our Lions rescued from Gaza~

FOUR PAWS South Africa                                                                
The Green Building   Westlake Business Park 9B Bell Crescent                                                       Phone: +27 21 702 4277     
The three lions FOUR PAWS rescued from Al-Bisan zoo in Gaza are enjoying their new lives at the New Hope Center near Amman to the fullest. They have already been vaccinated and the two male lions will soon be vasectomised. As soon as they no longer require  close monitoring,  the three lions will be moved from their adaption enclosure to a larger enclosure, which will become their temporary home for the meantime.

However, FOUR PAWS together with the Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) is creating a new wildlife sanctuary in Jordan. This will not only be home to the three lions rescued from Gaza, but for many more wild animals rescued from bad keeping conditions and illegal trade.  You can help---Visit http://www.four-paws.org.za/
How to Help Working Horses & Donkeys of Africa

Please read from 'The Horse' to see how much these wonderful animals need all our help.

Organizations that help these hard-working creatures:
1. The Brooke: http://www.thebrookeusa.org/

2. The Donkey Sanctuary: http://www.thedonkeysanctuary

3. The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad: https://spana.org/

4. Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary  http://www.donkeysanctuary.co.za/
African Grey Parrot Care

The African grey parrot is one of the most talented talking/ mimicking birds on the planet, giving it quite a reputation among bird enthusiasts. Not only do bird keepers love this intelligent bird, it’s one of the most recognizable species to bird novices as well – everyone knows the African grey parrot. Proper Care Tips.

The Africa Bird Club
The ABC covers the ornithology of the following geographic region:
Continental Africa
Indian Ocean islands west of 80° East, e.g. Madagascar, Mascarene islands and Socotra, Atlantic Ocean on or east of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, e.g. Tristan da Cunha group, Azores and Canaries.

About a quarter of the world's bird species, more than 2500, have been recorded in this region, with 332 included on BirdLife International’s Red Data species list for 2011, the most recent summary of the world's threatened and near-threatened species.
Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
~Largest Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the World~

Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust
Solwesi Road,                    Copperbelt, Zambia

Chimfunshi is one of the oldest and largest chimpanzee reserves in the world and is internationally recognised as such. But that wasn’t always the case; the founders David and Sheila Siddle used to be smiled at for their unorthodox methods to adopt and nurse orphaned and injured chimpanzees. History >

The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage is sheltering 132 chimpanzees at the moment at the Project Area and Orphanage. At the Project Area, nearly 100 chimpanzees live in four separate communities in enclosures measuring between 19 and 77 hectares each. Chimpanzees from all over the world are rescued from poachers and amusement parks and brought to the Orphanage at Chimfunshi. Most of them are injured and traumatised and need intensive care. As soon as they are in good health, they are carefully integrated into one of the chimpanzee families. Become involved in one of their projects!  http://www.chimfunshi.de/en/chimfunshi/chimfunshi/
                  Sunday, August 16th                              6:00 pm-7:00 local time
  A Prayer for the Animals & People of Africa

Join in with  all of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious people &  animals of Africa. We are requesting prayers from 6-7 pm.  This is a multi-faith observance.

Light a candle.  Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the people and animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering.
Visit http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html

Prayer Works.  God Bless You.

Click on the swimming dolphins to hear "One Love. "
2015 Calendar below. We are adding events daily- even through- Africa Weeks for the Animals 2015!
Please contact us to organize or list an organization/event.