Answering the call of the wild

wspa bear baiting campaign“For 10 years, The Intrepid Foundation has been supporting WSPA. On behalf of ourselves and the animals, we are so grateful for everything that you have done for us.

The support has taken many forms. Intrepid’s promotion of animal-friendly choices for travellers has made people more aware of animal welfare issues on a global scale. The joint ‘Compassionate Traveller’ initiative was an example of the partnership flourishing; a global education campaign about travellers making the best choices for animals.

Intrepid has helped support research carried out by WSPA. For example, Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach’s research into animals in entertainment, which particularly looked at elephant welfare – from shows to rides. Intrepid helped to fund this research, and then based on its findings made the brave decision to move away from offering elephant rides in the majority of its tours.

Last year, Intrepid was a fantastic sponsor of an event to raise funds for WSPA’s bear baiting campaign in Pakistan by offering free tours as auction prizes.

It’s wonderful to have a partner like Intrepid who can have such a strong influence in helping travellers make animal-friendly choices. They certainly contribute to building a world where animal welfare matters and cruelty ends.

We look forward to another ten years of wonderful partnership!”

Michel Zwecker
Development Manager

The Intrepid Foundation – travellers making a difference
Help support WSPA and other great organisations via the Intrepid Foundation, plus find out how your donation can be matched* by Intrepid Travel!

* Donations will be matched by Intrepid Travel up to AU$5000 (or equivalent) per donor and a total of AU$400,000 each financial year.

Photo: © WSPA

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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