READING FOR WILDLIFE
'An Elephant for Breakfast' by Zella, read by friends
Do you like thrilling adventure stories?
Do you care about the illegal wildlife trade?
Do you want to help wildlife and communities who are suffering as a result of the pandemic?
'Reading for Wildlife' is a campaign to raise awareness of how you can help.
Join author and illustrator Zella and her friends as they bring you 'An Elephant for Breakfast' into the comfort of your own home, an adventure story for 5 years upwards.
Chapters will be read by:
Ellen Alpsten, Author; Patrick Aryee, Presenter and biologist; Lucy Campbell, Blogger; Nicky Cox, Editor in Chief of First News; Emily Croft-Baker, Artist; Charles Cumming, Author; Magoo Giles, Founder and Principal Knightsbridge School; James Glancy, Broadcaster and conservationist; Gloria Guevara, CEO of World Travel & Tourism Council; Tony Hawks, Comedian and writer; Amanda Hills, President of Hills Balfour; Jane Horrocks, Actor; Josh Howie, Comedian; Bella Lack, Conservationist and youth ambassador; Pinky Laing, Designer; Jon Lemalu, Opera singer; Joanna Lumley, Actor and wildlife advocate; Amanny Mo, Broadcaster; Caroline Moultrie, Managing Director of Hills Balfour; Deok Joo Rhee QC, Barrister; Chris Sainty, UK Ambassador to Portugal; John Scanlon, Former Secretary General of CITES and Special Envoy for African Parks; Axel Scheffler, Illustrator; Dan Smith, Singer/songwriter; David Yarrow Wildlife photographer.
Every day from 1 - 27 July at 11am a new chapter of 'An Elephant for Breakfast' will be released on our Reading for Wildlife youtube channel.
WATCH, SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE!
Then see what more you can do to make sure wildlife is SAVED
5 simple ways you can get involved
SHARE the story
The first and most simple way to help is to share the story with your friends and networks. The more people that watch the videos the more awareness we can raise.
ADOPT an endangered animal
VISIT when you can
Zoos, wildlife parks and conservation projects around the world depend on visitor income or tourism to support their work. This has been the most devastating impact of the pandemic as zoos have had to shut their doors and international travel has all but stopped. So, as soon as you can, go and visit.
Make sure you know which products are made from illegally traded wildlife so that you don't accidentally buy or sell them and create more demand.
DONATE to a conservation charity
There are hundreds of great charities, large and small, working tirelessly around the world to protect wildlife and help the communities who live alongside the animals generate sustainable incomes. Here are some of my favourites: