#GMFER Mardi Gras for Elephants and Rhinos Help Celebrate and Save the World’s Remaining Elephants and Rhinos Spread the word and join the event on Saturday Sept 24, 2016! Elephanatics is hosting the third annual #GMFER Mardi Gras for Elephants &…
“The Elephant Crisis Fund is a game-changer and my foundation is pleased to support it. The ECF is also changing environmental philanthropy by eliminating bureaucracy and overhead and making sure funding can reach the very best elephant conservation projects.” —Leonardo DiCaprio
In Central Africa, the total population of forest elephants declined by 62% between 2002 and 2011. Declines have been devastating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where warfare, the proliferation of weapons and trading in ivory to fuel rebel factions have resulted in the loss of 80% of elephants (80,000 elephants) since 1970. (US Fish and Wildlife/Elephant Conservation Fund stats)
Elephants destined for the tourist industry experience great physical and mental trauma. Isolation, starving, hitting and beating are just some of the methods used to initially break their spirits and get them to behave and perform.”
There are some 3,500 captive elephants in India and the majority of them are used for elephant rides by Western tourists.
Elephants are under threat from environmental changes, poaching and human-animal conflict. We offer flexible, fun and engaging materials to help teachers engage students in the global and pressing issue of elephant extinction.
Scientific Research is fundamental in understanding the needs of wildlife today. Here’s some resources to get you started in learning more about the crisis and mitigation efforts to save the African wild elephant.
Elephantics is spreading the word and unifying the people through fun events and activities! Here’s photos and information from our recent events including our participation in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos.