More than 40,000 elephants are being gunned down every year in Africa, that's more than 100 per day! All to supply the vain interests of people in the far east. I have been incredibly privileged to study elephants in the wild and after 8 years in the forest, I got to know them as individuals. Elephants are special, they are not only like humans, they are much better than us. They are compassionate, empathetic, altruistic and self aware. Their qualities are truly magical which makes the tragedy unfolding in Africa all the more painful to accept. It is not just those that have died, for every adult shot, there is a traumatized family is left behind
What we are doing?
WildlifeDirect is working to change hearts, minds and laws to protect elephants. By appealing to the people of Kenya, we have been able to raise awareness and political support to stop the poaching. As a result Kenya passed a new law considered to be the most severe in the world where minimum fine for killing an elephant or trafficking in ivory is US $ 230,000 and /or life imprisonment. We continue to push for reforms on law enforcement to ensure that poachers and traffickers are arrested and punished through an effective justice system. What we are achieving in Kenya can be replicated throughout Africa. The patron of our campaign, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta has mobilized Kenyans to support elephants. Now we invite people of the world to join us.
By supporting WildlifeDirect you help us to save Africa's elephants. Our goal is to stop the poaching, stop the trafficking and stop the buying of ivory. We believe that elephants are a global heritage, and every donation will make a difference. If we fail to stop the poaching , elephants will be gone from the wild over most of Africa within 15 years. Please click here to donate and become a champion for one of the worlds most magnificent animals
Dr. Paula Kahumbu CEO WildlifeDirect.
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