It’s World Elephant Day!

Find out what you can do to help these magnificent animals

Elephants are loved and revered by people and cultures throughout the world – and yet they are in danger of being lost forever.

World Elephant Day (12 August) is a great opportunity to support and protect elephants from the many threats they face including poaching, habitat loss and mistreatment in captivity.

Some ways you can help include:

  • Make an #Elegram – The Nature Conservancy is collecting 20,000 handmade elephants that will be matched with a $150,000 donation for elephant conservation. Draw, paint or sculpt an elephant and upload a photo to

  • Tweet about #WorldElephantDay to spread the world about elephant conservation

  • Support organisations that are working to protect the elephant’s habitat

  • Don’t find the illegal ivory trade by purchasing ivory products

  • Choose tourism providers who treat elephants with respect and support conservation projects. Avoid providers who exploit or abuse elephants for profit.

Can’t get enough elephants? Don’t miss a special line-up of elephant programs today from 11.00am on Nat Geo WILD!

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