“How shockingly destructive and historically shameful it would be if we did nothing while a great species was criminally slaughtered into extinction. And yet, here we are in the midst of one of the most tragic and outrageous assaults on our shared inheritance that I’ve seen in my lifetime—where an elephant’s dead ivory is prized over its living condition, where corruption feeds on its body and soul, and where money only makes matters worse.”  John Kerry



    Organisations working to save elephants –

    you can help them continue their vital work

    Please donate!

    These are some of the groups that work tirelessly to help elephants – to rescue those that have been wounded, hurt, or orphaned; to strengthen anti-poaching measures; to work with local communities in finding solutions to live with elephants in mutually beneficial ways; to help improve the conditions of elephants in captivity and stop cruel and abusive treatment; to spread awareness through campaigns, education, and social media; and to lobby for stronger wildlife laws and political commitment to end the ivory trade.

    These organisations need your help:

    If it weren’t for these groups, elephants would have no one fighting for their survival, protection, and humane treatment. Anything you can give, no matter how little, will help these groups in the essential work they do.



    Amboseli Trust for Elephants

    Working to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants in the context of human needs and pressures through scientific research, training, community outreach, public awareness and advocacy.

    Big Life Foundation

    Big Life is the only organization in East Africa with co-ordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations.

    Born Free

    International wildlife charity devoted to compassionate conservation and wild animal welfare.


    David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 

    The DSWT is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.

    Elephant Highway

    Mission is to raise awareness of the plight of African elephants, and works to raise funds to support the efforts of anti-poaching organizations and on the ground elephant conservation.

    Elephant Nature Park

    Elephant Nature Park is a unique project set in Chiang Mai province, Northern Thailand. Its aim it to provide a sanctuary and rescue centre for elephants.


    Elephants Without Borders

    Elephants Without Borders is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information critical to the species’ future survival. The Great Elephant Census is the largest pan-Africa aerial survey since the 1970s and will be managed by Elephants Without Borders.

    Elephant Voices

    To inspire wonder in the intelligence, complexity and voices of elephants,
    and to secure a kinder future for them through conservation, research and the sharing of knowledge.

    Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

    Independent campaigning organisation committed to bringing about change that protects the natural world from environmental crime and abuse.

    Game Rangers International

    Works to help communities living around Kafue National Park, Zambia, and runs an Elephant Orphanage Project that offers sanctuary for abandoned elephant calves.

    Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

    Advocates for the survival of elephants and rhinos by working to end poaching and the wildlife trade.  Organizes annual global event with over 100 cities.

    IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare)

    IFAW works to save individual animals, animal populations and habitats all over the world. It has many projects to save and protect elephants, including protecting their habitat, managing the human-elephant conflict, preventing poaching, and ending the ivory trade.

    In Defense of Animals

    International animal rights and rescue organization dedicated to protecting the rights, welfare and habitats of animals.

    PAMS Foundation

    Tanzania-based organisation working to help conservation, sustain and conserve biodiversity, wilderness, habitats and ecological processes through actions that benefit nature and communities.

    Save All Elephants

    The voice for elephants in poor conditions in circuses and zoos, and for the dangers to them as they near extinction due to poaching.

    Save the Elephants

    To secure a future for elephants and sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places they live, to promote man’s delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species.

    SOS Elephants of Chad

    Dedicated to the preservation of elephants and their habitats throughout various regions by employing methods in research, education, conservation and counter poaching disciplines.

    Space for Giants

    Mission: To secure a future for the largest mammals on earth forever, to be enjoyed by humanity forever, by ensuring that they have the space and security to live and move freely in the wild forever.

    STEP (Southern Tanzania Elephant Project)

    Elephant conservation project based in southern Tanzania. working towards long-term security for elephants


    WildAid’s mission is to end the illegal wildlife trade in our lifetimes by reducing demand through public awareness campaigns and providing comprehensive marine protection: When the buying stops, the killing can too.

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