Our work has been featured

Very exciting to have our work featured in a couple of prominent publications. Our Founding Director, Donalea Patman OAM, gave a talk to the members of the Order of Australia Association over zoom during the pandemic (and the same week she had her foot operated on!), with the Chair of the association inviting her to […]

3 years since #MelbourneCrush

What are we waiting for…Australia is complicit in the current poaching crisis whilst it allows the domestic trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn.

Government looks to overturn 25 year ban on the importation of birds into Australia

It is difficult to comprehend why a submission process was initiated given we are experiencing a global pandemic due to the trade in wildlife…to proceed with an undertaking to overturn a 25 year ban on the importation of birds. https://www.agriculture.gov.au/biosecurity/risk-analysis/animal/psittacine-birds Over the last 18 months (and more) we have been educating the government on how […]

Blood Lions Tweet Storm – World Lion Day

WORLD LION DAY Dear lion lovers We need your help with a tweet storm to make a clear and urgent statement to the South African Government. It will be late if you live in Australia, but use TweetDeck to schedule your tweets. Or using any social media…but remember the hashtags #800Lions #WorldLionDay PLEASE NOTE – […]

Endangered species are legally traded to extinction

Now that Sri Lanka is using eCITES electronic permitting, we call for all 183 signatory countries to implement immediately.

Covid-19 and the legal trade in wildlife

The following blog by Lynn Johnson, Nature Needs More (see original by clicking here)   No one can really predict how the world will look after the COVID-19 pandemic. But if you could write one email that had the potential to help change the world for the better, would you do it? Recent weeks have […]

Australia announces it will close the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn

In Geneva at the CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species in Wild Flora and Fauna) convention of Parties, Australia announced that it would enact a domestic ban in ivory and rhino horn. A campaign that began in early 2016 when ivory was found for sale by our Founding Director Donalea Patman on Chapel […]

Call for Disney to donate Lion King profits to conservation

“We believe that The Walt Disney Company is best placed to take a lead in investing in pragmatic programs that make a real difference for wild lions,” says a letter addressed to Disney CEO, Robert Iger, and penned by non-profit organisations For the Love of Wildlife, Blood Lions and Nature Needs More, requesting conservation contributions […]

A call to Disney from the wild

The Lion King brand has grossed just under US$8.1 billion for the Walt Disney Company yet Disney Conservation Fund has donated US$70 million+ to save wildlife (which may include ‘guest contributions’). Whilst this is welcome, it represents only 0.9% of what has been made from The Lion King franchise alone. For the Love of Wildlife, […]

CITES review is long overdue

After an incredible trip to the UK and continental EU, meeting with members of parliament and heads of CITES in several countries with Lynn Johnson and Peter Lanius of Nature Needs More, we return inspired by the interest and commitment in continuing the conversation. In short, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of […]