All Blog Posts for Elephants

France can set an example with a near total ban on domestic trade of ivory.
2nd May 2016 Mia Crnojevic
The weekend of 1 May 2016 will go down in history as an important moment in the fight to save the remaining elephants on Read more »
The author arrived early to help bring tusks of a record-setting 105-tonne cache
28th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
The Giants Club, founded by His Excellency Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with the presidents of Botswana, Gabon and Uganda Read more »
Summit pledges ‘social contract’ among conservancies
26th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
This week’s Giants Club Summit and the weekend’s historic ivory burn in Kenya will be monumental exhibits of Read more »
Celebrities pen open letter to stop wildlife trade in Hawaii
14th April 2016 Donna Gadomski
Today, a group of celebrities who live or work in Hawaii published an open letter in the Hawaii newspaper of record, the Read more »
Petition to save Mali’s 300 remaining elephants has topped 73,000
13th April 2016 Céline Sissler-Bienvenu
Thank you for responding in such large numbers to our emergency call to action last month to save the last remaining Read more »
8th April 2016 Azzedine Downes
Update: Royal visit a delight all around! Yesterday, we were lucky to have nice weather as the Duke and Duchess of Read more »
Take action to support greater protections for elephants

If you've already taken our elephant action, please take a moment to sign our petition to list Pangolins as "Endangered."

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering our petition to list African elephants as “Endangered” under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA). In March, the petition passed the first hurdle by receiving a positive 90-day finding from FWS. But now, the US government is conducting a comprehensive investigation to decide if elephants will receive full “Endangered” status. Currently, African elephants are only listed as “Threatened,” which sets a lower bar for protective measures.

That elephants need our help is clear. African elephant populations have declined dramatically in the last decade due to extremely high levels of poaching. It is estimated that an elephant is killed every 15 minutes, on average, for its ivory tusks – that is 96 animals a day! At this rate, some regional populations of elephants may be wiped out in the next decade.

Trophy hunting – overwhelmingly conducted by wealthy Americans – is another inhumane threat to these magnificent animals, because hunters target the healthiest animals and destroy their tight family bonds. An “Endangered” listing would be a huge step towards stopping trophy hunting and the trade of elephants in the US once and for all.

The Fish & Wildlife Service needs to improve protections for elephants as soon as possible. You can help by signing our petition showing support for listing elephants as “Endangered.” All we need is for you to fill out the form here, and we will submit this letter with your signature. Make your voice heard!