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 www.nature.org/elegram
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!