Join with Avaaz to help save African elephants from poachers

 

What’s happening?

Elephants are super smart — as close to humans as apes, yet we are literally killing them to extinction. At the current rate of killing, elephants may be extinct in 15 years. Dozens of heavily-armed hunters rode into a national park in Cameroon, butchered over 600 majestic elephants, then hacked off their faces for their tusks. Poachers have annihilated half of central Africa’s last elephants.

Avaaz’s efforts

Four elephants are killed an hour — it’s a race against time before we lose these gentle giants forever. elephants are being slaughtered by poachers in record numbers — and their tusks hacked off with chainsaws — to make luxury items, statues and trinkets.  The main culprit for this carnage is Thailand — the fastest growing market for unregulated ivory. Brave investigators have gone undercover in poaching rings in eight African countries, and already 1,200 traffickers have been jailed! It’s awe-inspiring stuff, and it’s won awards, but many funders are wary of going head-to-head with organised crime.

The African elephant could be extinct in the wild within a decade if we don’t do something about it. If we each give now, this team can expand to more countries, lock up more kingpins and complicit officials, and we can campaign to rescue these beautiful creatures from industrial-scale slaughter.

20,000 African elephants are killed every year, and the number of ivory products on sale in Bangkok trebled in the last twelve months. Let’s show the strength of our community by issuing an enormous call to protect the lives of one of the world’s most precious species.

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How you can help

Join with Avaaz to campaign to rescue these beautiful creatures from industrial-scale slaughter.

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