Greetings Elephant Friends!
Please read the latest news in what we have been up to over the past few months.
Giving Tuesday is November 28th – Give to Help Protect Elephants
Read more about Janeth Jepkemboi, the first scholarship recipient here.
The Fran Duthie African Elephant Conservation Scholarship in Partnership with the Mara Elephant Project is a scholarship that provides financial support to Kenyan nationals in studies related to conservation. In its second year this scholarship provides financial support to youth working to protect and safeguard Africa’s wildlife now and into the future. Your support will help grow the fund to create more opportunities for students, like Janeth, to pursue a degree in a conservation related field and gain the experience they need to find solutions that benefit both people and wildlife.
Donate this GIVING TUESDAY here *Please state in the comments section under ‘Donate Now’ that you would like your money deposited to the Fran Duthie African Elephant Project Scholarship.
Ivory-Free-Canada Campaign to End the Legal Trade of Ivory in Canada – UPDATE
Thanks to all of you for your continued support to end the legal trade of elephant ivory and rhino horn in Canada. In our last update to you, the Prime Minister’s office had mandated Steven Gilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, to implement regulations that would end the trade. We have assurances this is slowly making its way through the Minister’s office but has not been implemented yet. Please standby for further updates. Meanwhile, let’s keep up the pressure and continue to sign and share the #IvoryFreeCanada petition here.
We are hopeful!
Strengthening the International Legal Framework to Tackle the International Wildlife Trade
Elephanatics co-signed and supports a letter written by John Scanlon, Chair, Global Initiative to End Wildlife Crime, which addresses the need to strengthen the international legal framework against wildlife trafficking. The letter was sent to Canada’s Environment Minister, Steven Guilbeault, requesting the Government of Canada support an additional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) underscoring the urgent need to take action against the estimated $7 – $23 billion trade in illegal wildlife per year. Read more here.
Education Education Education!
At Elephanatics we believe that education is the leading factor in spreading awareness about the wonders and importance of the elephant and why they need protecting!
By learning about elephants and sharing with friends, peers, family members, classmates, and educators, we can create a culture of conservation and caring for our planet’s most incredible and unique wildlife. Download this brochure for quick facts, or to book a classroom presentation. Click here to access our free online educational resources for teachers “Elephants: The Need For their Survival”.
Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for #GivingTuesday!
The Elephanatics Team