Become a member and help save our iconic species

To take the next step in our journey and be eligible for funding opportunities it’s imperative that For the Love of Wildlife applies for DGR Status (deductible gift recipient). It does mean we’ll have more compliance and accounting responsibilities but we’re also looking into collaborating with international conservation groups in some exciting new projects. Membership […]

USA bans trophy imports of captive South African lions

This is a significant blow to the canned hunting industry. South Africa’s defiance despite the global outrage, choosing to side with SAPA (South Africa Predator Breeders Association) in supporting the brutal industry of breeding predators for profit. South Africa’s Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom states in Blood Lions that it’s bad for brand South Africa.  The […]

A call for domestic ban of ivory and rhino horn in Australia

The Australian government will be asked to enact a total ban on the domestic trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in a communiqué that will be hand delivered to Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg on Monday 26 September. Signed by over 50 conservation organisations from around the world, the ban would […]

Local MP in Canned Hunting First

Local MP in Canned Hunting First to speak at Global March for Lions in Melbourne on Saturday, 2 April at City Square.

CACH withdraws from Network Ten’s, I’m a Celebrity

“I’m a Celebrity” blatantly ignores conservation advice Network Ten’s Australian TV show “I’m a celebrity get me out of here” engaged in irresponsible scenes exploiting wildlife including a 5 week old white lion cub and three very young leopard cubs. Dean Geyer, one of the celebrities, nominated CACH (Campaign Against Canned Hunting) as his charity […]

I’m A Celebrity And I’ve Been Duped

Africa’s lions require urgent attention. It’s estimated that as few as 20,000 are left in the wild, breeding them in cages and confined areas as happens in South Africa is not part of the solution as there is absolutely no conservation value. Network Ten’s popular Australian TV show “I’m a celebrity, get me out of […]

Changing the Landscape for Africa’s Lions

Canadian freelance journalist Jacalyn Beales features the following blog on her page “Out of Wilderness”.   Donalea Patman, Founder of Australian-based NPO and registered charity For the Love of Wildlife, stops by out of wilderness to discuss her crucial role in Australia’s world-renowned stand against lion exploitation and how she first got started advocating for Africa’s […]

IFAW honours Australians for commitment to lion conservation in Africa

IFAW honors Australians for commitment to lion conservation in Africa  by Simon Bloch, Durban Two Australians have been honoured by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for their commitment to lion conservation. In a ceremony Down Under yesterday (Tuesday) Donalea Patman, founder of For the Love of Wildlife, an Australian NGO, and Jason Wood, […]

France follows Australia in banning lion trophies

Despite the horror that France has faced in the past week, today Segolene Royal, Minister of Environment in France announced the immediate ban on import permits of lion trophies and body parts. Following Australia’s visionary and courageous lead, announced by Environment Minister, Greg Hunt in March 2015 (months before the killing of Cecil) France is the second country to […]

Skills of our Children

Shobiyana High School Art Workshop & Exhibition with acclaimed artist Andries Botha Teaching teenagers to make art to enrich their lives through skills training, psychological and experiential creativity and providing economic opportunities. Shobiyana High School is in Acornhoek, a designated Presidential Poverty Node in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. There is 80-85% unemployment and not much […]