All Blog Posts for Elephants

We all stand together for stronger protection for elephants, and governments aro
19th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
Any time of day, the atmosphere in New York City’s Times Square is electric—never more so for me than this Read more »
Over the past two years, more than half a dozen countries have destroyed ivory i
15th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
Watch the above slideshow of a number of ivory destruction events that have happened over the past few years all Read more »
It takes a lot of vegetation to build a body that may weigh five or six tonnes.
11th June 2015 Vicki Fishlock
It’s that time of year again. After the rains, in addition to potholes and muddy spots, elephant researchers in Read more »
Many States have proposed banning ivory trade by closing loopholes.
8th June 2015 Azzedine Downes
When it comes to making change in the United States, it helps when state legislatures spark or add to the momentum of Read more »
The Crime Museum is the perfect venue to educate visitors on the impact of purch
5th June 2015 Beth Allgood
The International Fund for Animal Welfare has teamed up with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment to bring attention Read more »
Leboncoin will prohibit the sale of ivory.
5th June 2015 Mia Crnojevic
Since the publication last year of the comprehensive online wildlife trade report Wanted: Dead or Alive from the 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!