ELEPHANTS ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE
AND NEED YOUR HELP
How can we imagine a world in which elephants no longer exist in the wild? It is shocking to learn that 27,000 African elephants are killed each year to feed demand for their ivory tusks. It is not a crisis of the past - the killing continues today, day after day. In the last seven years, African elephants have plummeted in population by a staggering 30%, primarily due to poaching, according to the Great Elephant Census. On average, an elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its tusks.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Time is short. We must act now. In order to save elephants, we need stronger and better equipped anti-poaching rangers, we need political will to shut down both international and domestic ivory markets, we need demand reduction campaigns, and we need better intelligence to go after the criminal networks that control the ivory trade.
WE NEED YOU
You can help directly by donating to help rangers and conservationists in the field. They are the the boots on the ground who are working tirelessly to protect and defend Africa's elephants. Lend them a hand this World Elephant Day by donating a specific piece of equipment, uniform or supporting our Ivory DNA analysis work.
Or, let us decided where to best apply your funds to help protect elephants by donating to our general elephant protection fund
If you buy an item listed below, our field ecologists based on the ground in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa will order the item, then deliver it personally to rangers who put their lives on the line everyday to protect elephants and other species. You can make a difference!