Credit: Hannah Strand
Even though we share it with millions of wild animals and plant species, whom our survival depends on for freshwater, clean air, healthy soil and our food. We are a force of nature. We have impacted over 75% of the planet’s land surface. Species are facing extinction at up to 1000x the natural rate because of us. Few people know that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate, they will be extinct in the wild within a decade.
Credit: James Eades
Humanity needs elephants now more than ever. For us to tackle and mitigate the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss, we need healthy and thriving elephant populations. Elephants are a keystone species that play a critical role not only in balancing natural ecosystems and biodiversity but in ensuring the future well-being of humanity.
Credit: James Eades
Directing a portion of funding designated to the climate crisis and biodiversity loss to elephant conservation is a win-win situation. This investment will help protect these iconic creatures, who play a key role in helping us to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Plus, sustainable jobs will be created for people living in local communities. Now is a watershed moment to rethink funding for elephant conservation in Africa. 'To trade or not to trade' in elephant ivory is a recurring and short-sighted debate. Let’s focus on the benefits of living elephants.
Credit: Holly Budge
Now is an extraordinary time to be alive. We may become the first species to document our own extinction. But we could also be the first species to prevent a mass extinction. We have the power to halt global warming, stop the industrial-scale killing of wild animals and protect indigenous people. We need to transform our relationship with nature. Help us support rangers on the frontline.
How Many Elephants is a UK Charity (1186238). We are design-led and impact-driven. We amplify the voices of female rangers around the world and educate a global audience on the importance of conserving African elephants.