IFAW offers animal welfare and conservation-themed teaching resources and films aligned with UK curricula. This year’s theme, Elephants Never Forget, explores the world of elephants and the challenges they face.International Fund for Animal Welfare
IFAW’s Animal Action Education programme aims to inspire and empower young people around the world to respect and protect animals. The programme, which was founded in the UK in 1993, now reaches classrooms, youth groups and families in more than 16 countries worldwide each year. It is the longest-running, globally-coordinated animal welfare education initiative of its kind.
The Animal Action programme provides free teaching resources on a variety of animal welfare and conservation themes aligned with the UK curricula, particularly Key Stage 3 and 4 Citizenship, PSHE, Geography, Science and English. The education packs include a teaching guide, student worksheets, classroom film, posters and extension activities that encourage young people to get involved in animal protection and conservation. Additional interactive resources, downloads, games and other fun extras are available online.
Elephants, Never Forget, the latest release in the series, examines the world of elephants and the challenges this mighty and beloved species faces for survival. Other releases available online look at the complex relationship between humans and seals, celebrate the incredible diversity of animal life on our planet, outline what is necessary to save the majestic tiger, examine emergency relief for animals in disaster areas and explain how we can protect our marine wildlife.
The programme also encourages individual and community action to protect animals, which varies from country to country. In 2010, IFAW’s international Youth Voices for Tigers initiative, a compilation of video messages from school children and young people worldwide, was screened for heads of state and other leaders at the global tiger summit in Russia.