Adopt an animal & you can help support charities who are working to help protect the animals they represent by enabling them to carry out work such as:
campaign on their behalf at local, national and international level
educating today's children on the wonders and importance of nature - creating resources for teachers to use such as the Big School Birdwatch
moving them from one area to another, for instance in places of conflict or pressure on land space
helping charities protect an area of the sea to give fish a chance to re-stock
Rescuing sick or injured animals
What do you get when you adopt an animal?
Usually, you adopt an animal for a year - but this depends on the adoption scheme. Some last for 6 months. As a GENERAL rule, adoptions may or may not include...
An Adoption Certificate
Newsletters or magazines, three or four times a year
Updates on your animal
Information about your animal, the challenges he or she faces
A cuddly toy, t-shirt or similar
Adopt a hedgehogfor £15 and help the People's Trust for Endangered Species discover why they are going into such a decline. Or you could adopt an otter for £20 which will help PTES with 3 big pieces of research, all helping with otter conservation research.
Adopt a booby for a minimum of £25 from the Galapagos Conservation Trust (London based). Boobies have very blue feet & dive from 15 metres or higher above the sea down into catch their prey
Adopt a shark. My other half was absolutely thrilled with the present I got him for his birthday of a shark. It just cost £20
Adopt a bird from the Wetlands & Wildfowl Trust, and help them continue with vital wetland habitat conservation work. There are ducks, swans, flamingoes & geese to choose from. From £2 a month.
Adopt a penguin from Falklands Conservation for a year for £25. All the penguins available for adoption are of the wild King Penguins on East Falkland in the Falkland Islands
Adopt a dolphin from the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and help dolphins all over the world in doing so
Adopt a cheetah and help to protect the speedy animals that the Cheetah Conservation Fund works for throughout Africa. One adult costs £25 each.
Adopt a horsefrom the World Horse Welfare (formerly the International League for the Protection of Horses) for £60. Several of their horses are undergoing rehabilitation and it costs money to help them get better
Foster a koala bear from the Australian Koala Foundation. Includes wild koalas, mums & joeys, adults, just joeys...
Adopt a gorilla from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund for $50 (That's about £30ishhhh depending on what the exchange rate is up to Adopt a wolf from the UK Wolf Conservation Trust, cost £30 - what about a copy of Wolf Magazine to go with it for £12 plus postage.
Adopt a snow leopard. My mum loves Alcu and Bagira, who live in Kyrgyzstan. She keeps wondering how they are. Frankly, I think she'd like to visit... They cost me £24.95 for a year
Foster an elephant orphan from the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust for a minimum of $50. All done on-line to save costs all round. So far, at least 60 orphans have been saved.
Sponsor a Sumatran Tiger with the RSPB. Deforestation and poaching have reduced their numbers to 300 and the RSPB is working with its sister organisation, Burung Indonesia, to manage rainforest to protect the tiger. £24 for 6 months or £48 for the year
Support vulture culture. Some Asian vultures have been pratically wiped out so you have an opportunity to help with a captive breeding programme with the RSPB. From £20.00
Adopt a giraffefrom the Bornfree Foundation - take a look to find out how fast giraffes can run.
Adopt a lion from the Born Free Foundation for just £24 a year. Sinbad was rescued froma Romanian zoo.
Adopt a polar bear. My hubby got me a polar bear for my birthday. She is gorgeous and she's really made a difference to the way in which I can take action to care. And she only cost £24.95
Sponsor a puffinwith the RSPB. These lovable characters only lay one egg a year, so they are very vulnerable to disasters such as oil spillages. From £18.00
Adopt a hen!Lovely gifts from the Battery Hen Welfare Trust, just £17.99
Please note: all prices were correct at the time of going on the web, but if you find a different price quoted above, let me know. Thanks. Also, these links will take you through to various charities, and your adoptions/sponsorships etc are made under their terms & conditions, privacy policies, delivery terms etc. Most adoptions are for a year - please check.