Animals in the wild

We work around the globe to protect and keep wild animals where they belong. 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.

Long-lasting genuine change is possible, which is why we move governments and communities worldwide to protect wild animals. By supporting our campaigns, you can help to keep wild animals safe and wild.

Campaigns in the United States

World Animal Protection - Wild Animal Entertainment - Animal  Welfare
Animal entertainment is animal cruelty. Read more and take meaningful action.
World Animal Protection - Wild Animal Entertainment - Animal  Welfare
The exotic pet trade is deadly. Learn how you can act to end this industry.
Earth Day - Bear - World Animal Protection
We’re moving the world to protect animals. See how we’re changing animals’ lives.

Global work

bear, Pakistan
This inhumane blood sport makes bears who are unable to defend themselves battle against trained dogs for entertainment. Let’s end it.
Bear dancing in Pakistan
Bears are often poached from the wild, sold on the black market and forced to 'perform' on the streets for money. Help us stop it.
World Animal Protection - Bear Sanctuaries - Rescued Wildlife
With your support, we can give bears in captivity a new home and a peaceful existence. Watch bears we’ve rescued on a live stream finally living in peace.
wild turtle
The Cayman Turtle Centre is the last farm known to breed sea turtles for tourist selfies and human consumption. Help us stop sea turtle torture.
whale, USA
Lost or abandoned fishing gear is the most harmful form of marine pollution, yet 640,000 tons pollute the oceans every year. Learn more.
elephant, Thailand
We’re working with produce farmers in Tanzania to minimize human-elephant conflicts, keeping elephants safe and protecting crops. Join us.