Our wildlife report makes global headlines
Earlier this month we released our investigative report exposing the harmful impact of wildlife selfies in the Amazon. We are happy to share that our report received worldwide attention and has helped spread much needed awareness about this new alarming trend.
We have sent our report to local authorities and are urging them to enforce the law and protect local wildlife.
In response to our findings we launched the Wildlife Selfie Code to educate people about the animal cruelty that takes place behind the camera lens, often out of sight.
Educating tourists is so important if we are going to break the cycle of cruelty. Our work with travel companies has helped us reach hundreds of thousands of travellers but more is needed if we are going to stop cruelty in its tracks.
We are excited to share that we are in very positive discussions with Instagram, where many of these wildlife selfies are posted and shared. With 800 million users, Instagram can be a huge force for change. People draw inspiration from pictures which is why it’s so important to be aware of what goes on behind the scenes so people aren’t unknowingly supporting cruelty.
Nearly 200,000 people worldwide have signed the Wildlife Selfie Code, will you join them and help our voice grow stronger?
With your support, we will show Instagram how many of you are taking a stand against cruelty and urge them to do their part for wildlife.
Thank you again for joining us to move the world to protect animals.
World Animal Protection