“Everyone can do something by raising awareness of the poaching crisis, and by raising funds to help those who are able to make even a small difference at the field level to protect and preserve the elephants.”  
                                                                                         Dame Daphne Sheldrick

    You can help right now!

    “What can I do, what difference does it make?” Actually, you can do a lot. And it does make a difference! Every single person joining with other people builds a force for change.

    We have seen public opinion grow and speak out and deliver real change. We have seen our letter-writing campaigns to our MPs raise the profile of the wildlife debate in Parliament, making sure our representatives know how strongly people feel on this issue.

    We’ve seen our street demonstrations get widespread media coverage, taking the message to many more people.

    We’ve seen our open letter to China’s president get published in UK newspapers and receive widespread media coverage. (Prince William was in China at the time, and he wrote us to acknowledge the letter.)

    Public demand for action to stop the slaughter of elephants has unquestionably pressured world leaders into taking action to save them. But not enough action – that’s why we’re marching again this year. PLEASE JOIN US!

    If you care about elephants and their fate on our planet, and care about raising your voice against poaching and the ivory trade, please get involved in fighting for them, in whatever way you can!

    Spread the word, make people aware of the crisis, urge friends and family to support our cause.  Share on Facebook and Twitter, write letters to your MPs and decision-makers, sign petitions, and attend protests. Be seen, be heard, be present!

    The most immediate way you can help is to donate to any of the elephant groups working hard to protect and rescue elephants.

    Please sign these petitions

    We often hear: “If I sign a petition, how is it that going to help? I’m just one person.”

    Actually, every single signature is important – they all add up to a loud voice calling for change. One person becomes thousands, and many thousands can influence leaders and decision-makers to take positive measures to help protect elephants and fight poaching. Thousands can achieve real results.

    There are hundreds of petitions for helping elephants; here are just a few you can sign now.

    Actually, every single signature is important – they all add up to a loud voice calling for change. One person becomes thousands, and many thousands can influence leaders and decision-makers to take positive measures to help protect elephants and fight poaching. Thousands can achieve real results.

    There are hundreds of petitions for helping elephants; here are just a few. Please take a few minutes to add your name – add your voice to help elephants!

    The most urgent one to sign – it closes on October 4th – is the first, campaigning to rescue and rehabilitate five orphaned baby elephants in Sri Lanka.

    Free the Wild-Born Ritigala Elephant Calves at Pinnavala, Sri Lanka Addressed to President of Sri Lanka HE Maithripala Sirisena. Five inseparable baby elephants were wrenched apart and relocated, and are facing wretched lives of trauma and abuse in captivity. This petition, launched by Sentinels Against Wildlife Crime (SAWC), calls for their rescue and relocation to a safe haven.

    Please sign and share! 

     

    Use Foreign Aid to Stop Elephant Poaching  Asking the UK government to use funds from their Foreign Aid budget to help protect wild elephants in Africa.

    Ask the producers of antiques shows in the UK not to feature (legal) ivory  Asking the producers of shows like Flog It, The Antiques Roadtrip and Dickinsons Real Deal not to feature ivory products as this fuels interest in ivory and is also a loophole for illegal ivory to enter the market.

    Save elephants from the ivory trade  Addressed to Madam Yin Hong, Deputy Director of the State Forestry Administration, China, this calls on China to end the ivory trade.

    Petition to Indian Officials to Ban Temple Elephants  Temple elephants in India are doomed to wretched solitary lives, often mercilessly beaten and abused. They are held in barbed shackles and chains so they can’t even move, and the temple elders allow severe torture and beatings by mahouts, as well as starvation. These poor creatures live starved of any comfort or affection or other elephants. They desperately need to be rescued and this barbaric practice must be ended.

    Stop the extreme and barbaric cruelty to elephants used for logging and tourism  Captive Asian elephants endure horrific torture and abuse in the tourist trade and in logging. Find out what you need to know as a tourist when encountering elephants in Asia.

    Donate – how you can help right away!

    There are many groups working hard to save elephants and to rescue and care for those which have been injured or traumatised by loss. Anything you can donate will go towards saving elephants’ lives and to projects on the ground that desperately need your support – such as anti-poaching units, mobile vet units, campaigns to educate and inform, and initiatives to help locals live with elephants and manage them as a vital resource. Please see the list of groups to find a group to donate to.

    Join Action for Elephants UK

    Become part of our group and share in our advocacy, activism and awareness-raising to help turn around the crisis facing elephants. This is more than a crisis – it’s an emergency, a race against the clock. Remember: 100 elephants are being killed, maimed, and orphaned EVERY DAY. This must stop or elephants will be gone in our lifetimes. Please join us at our next events.  Our peaceful street protests at chosen locations are critical for bringing attention to the crisis. They give everyone who cares about elephants a chance to be heard, be counted, be present! The more people who come, the more we will be noticed by the public, the media, and those who have the power to effect change. Don’t underestimate people power! When people join together to take action, change happens. Your voice counts! To join, click here or go to our group page on Facebook.

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