ANIMAL PROTECTION NETWORK

Bringing compassion to animals in tourism.

Tiger Temple (photo: Chaz McGregor)

What is the Animal Protection Network?

The Animal Protection Network is a portfolio of carefully selected NGOs, projects and experiences that offer travel businesses the opportunity to make a positive difference to animals involved in tourism.

Benefits:

  • Join the mission to make a positive impact on animals in tourism
  • Become recognised for your contribution to animal protection
  • Connect with the global travel industry and other Network partners
  • Benefit from promotional opportunities across all our platforms
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Access expert guidance to help your organisation thrive

How do I join?

We offer various levels of support to our Animal Protection Network members. Please complete our application form and we will be in touch!

Wild tiger at Bandhavgarh National Park, India (photo: Sam Power)


ANIMAL PROTECTION NETWORK MEMBERS

AEGEAN MARINE LIFE SANCTUARY (AMLS)

There are believed to be over 4,000 dolphins, porpoises and whales in captivity worldwide. Studies indicate that the public is increasingly concerned about their individual welfare, with the popularity of the captive attractions reportedly in decline. AMLS needs urgent support to realise their goal of becoming the first facility to combine the rescue and care for marine life with a refuge for displaced dolphins from captive attractions.

‘ANIMONDIAL has been one of the first organisations who believed in the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary and supported its creation since the very early stages. The conservation world is in great need of companies like Animondial who have animal welfare in their heart and can create bridges linking people who share the same values and want to create a real difference in the protection of wildlife.’ – Anastasia Miliou, Scientific Director, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation

MAHOUTS ELEPHANT FOUNDATION

There is an estimate of 4,700 conditioned, captive elephants in Thailand, involved in tourism. Despite the elephant-ride boycotts, many captive Asian elephants continue to be kept in poor conditions and engage in activity that place both animals and people at risk. The Mahouts Elephant Foundation offers an alternative experience, upholding good welfare, and supports indigenous communities, but they are in need of urgent funding.

‘In working with ANIMONDIAL we are very quickly expanding our network of corporate partners and tour companies. We are thrilled to be working with such a passionate organisation who really are bringing compassion to tourism. We have worked on various projects with Daniel for many years and respect his insight and deep passion. Helen is powering ahead with enormous enthusiasm and passion for our work. Having their support to help us spread the word about our vital work means the world to us and we are excited to see what the future holds working together.’
– Sarah Blaine, Founder, Mahouts Elephant Foundation

APE ACTION AFRICA

The future of Cameroon’s gorillas, chimpanzees and other primates are under threat by habitat loss and fragmentation, illegal hunting and the pet trade. Ape Action Africa seeks ongoing support to engage and educate local communities and provide life-long refuge and care for animals, whose lives have been turned upside down.

‘Partnering with ANIMONDIAL, an organisation fully committed to animal welfare, is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the crucial work that we do in primate conservation. Their reputation and experience in the field of humane and sustainable tourism are opening new doors for us, and we’re eager to discover what we can achieve together in the future.’
– Rachel Hogan, OBE, Director, Ape Action Africa

WORLD CETACEAN ALLIANCE

Whale and dolphin watching remains one of the most popular destination experiences, however, poor viewing practices and a lack of regulation continue to disrupt natural behaviours and threaten animals‘ lives. The World Cetacean Alliance combines species expertise with responsible viewing practice. This not only offers travel businesses expert knowledge, but also the opportunity to ensure their excursions meet the highest of standards.