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 […]

Interspecies Communication

Experiencing Interspecies Communication (Africa) In setting up For the Love of Wildlife (FLOW) and representing animals in our human world one of the things that struck me was “who consults the animals?” Whether that be a political platform, animal law, advocacy, forum or blog…who actually consults with the animal kingdom directly? I’ve had experience with animal […]

We need your help

Dear friends…we need your help. We are bringing Ian Michler (conservationist and renowned wildlife journalist and author) to Australia to consult the Govt about the plight of wildlife in Africa and whilst he’s here, we’re hosting a fundraiser to assist with funding an upcoming investigative documentary. Friends in Africa are producing this with Ian, which follows […]

A lion called Christian

Today is Christian the lion’s birthday. We don’t know a single person who hasn’t heard the story of how two outrageous guys in the 60’s bought a lion from Harrods. In the day when buying an exotic pet was like buying a handbag…thank god you can no longer buy animals from Harrods. This is a […]