Human population growth and demands for open space and natural resources destroy the habitat wildlife needs for survival. Development can disturb whole ecosystems, with grave consequences for animal welfare and for conservation. HSI helps protect and create habitat to preserve wildlife populations.
In many places, there are too few areas of undeveloped wildlife habitat large enough to allow wildlife populations to maintain genetic variability. Populations may dwindle to a handful of individuals living in isolated pockets, separated by obstacles such as roads and urban development.
In Latin America, HSI is helping teach farmers to grow certified environmentally-friendly cacao on farms which provide habitat for wild animals and working with communities to develop ecotourism projects as non-extractive alternatives for increased economic income. In Australia, HSI is supporting the development of a network of wildlife conservation areas.
October 23, 2012
Humane Society International helps Nicaragua's only official rescue center rehabilitate and release victims of the illicit wildlife trade.
May 10, 2012
HSI worked with a community in India to protect nesting olive ridley sea turtles.
April 18, 2012
HSI continues our human-wildlife conflict mitigation work in Africa, with plans to build more bomas.
November 16, 2011
Humane Society International/Canada condemned Environment Minister Peter Kent’s cynical proposal of a massive cull of wolves in northern Alberta, in response to the decline of perilous herds of woodland caribou in the oil sands area.