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    20 Most Powerful "Save The Animals" Ads

    From all over the world. We don't just love cats here at BuzzFeed.

    1. Bund

    Bund is a German non-profit.
    Feeling any urgency yet?

    2. WWF

    A simpler, more powerful idea you won't find.
    "It's your turn."

    Via Singapore.

    3. Greenpeace

    View this video on YouTube

    I'm not a fan of melodramatic PSAs, but this one melted my cynicism.

    V/O: Jude law.

    Music: Radiohead.

    4. Recycling

    Recycling campaign via France.
    Second ad below.

    5. Recycling

    6. WWF

    Via China.

    The last words of extinct animals.
    The copy is a tad heavy-handed, but that's likely because of the translation to English.
    These ads hit me.

    7. Anti-Mining

    Via The Philippines.

    The southern part of Palawan Island, inhabited by indigenous tribal people, is being mined by several large corporations.
    That's a mouse deer. See two other ads here.

    8. WWF

    Via Spain.

    "Toxic emissions are the worst threat for wildlife."

    9. Sea Birds Eating Plastics

    (sorry for the blurry scans)

    Via New Zealand (L) and Australia (R).
    The Aussie ad is new and part of a Greenpeace campaign against Coke, who are fighting "cash for containers" laws.
    If these don't turn your stomach, check out this photo series of dead albatross chicks by Chris Jordan. Their mothers fed them plastic bottle caps, thinking they were food, and the babies then starved to death.

    10. Surfrider Foundation

    View this video on YouTube

    Via the USA.

    Keep drinking those plastic bottled beverages. No biggie.

    11. WWF

    Via India.

    12. WWF

    An amazing video made with only still photos, called Parallax Sequence.
    Music: Snow Patrol.

    13. The Shark Project

    Via Germany, great direct mail idea.

    "You have just finned a shark."
    Shark fin soup is one of the main reasons we are killing off the animal.

    14. Forever Wild

    View this video on YouTube

    Via South Africa.

    "YouTube Interventions" to help save the rhino.
    A fucking brilliant idea, bravo.

    15. WWF

    Via India.

    16. WWF

    Via Turkey.

    Sharks are 400 million years old.
    We are killing tens of millions of them a year.

    Second ad below.

    17. WWF

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