World Elephant Day is celebrated to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African Elephants. Act Now!
What is World Elephant Day?
On August 12, 2012, the first occasion of World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African Elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world. Yet, we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature in the wild in two huge continents where man and elephant relations are ancient yet distinct.
The decline in Elephant Population
Elephant numbers have reportedly declined by 62% over the last decade. Some estimates say they could be mostly exterminated by the end of the next decade if urgent protective actions are not undertaken. An estimated 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers seeking ivory, meat and body parts, leaving only 400,000 remainings.
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The appalling cruelty inflicted on Asian elephants over decades to meet growing demands from the tourism industry for elephant rides and shows is now spreading throughout southern Africa. If left unchecked hundreds, more African elephants will face lifetimes of cruelty and abuse for tourist entertainment.
A flashback on what we did to spread the word ...