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August 12, 2022

World Elephant Day / Good Causes PART 5


Today is the 11th anniversary of World Elephant Day.

Are you an elephant lover?

Here are ways to support Elephants around the world.


ACTION STEPS:


1. First, pledge to support a world that protects elephants, wildlife, and their habitats. You can make your pledge here at WorldElephantDay.org.


2. Sign this petition to protect elephants from the selfish and dangerous ivory trade. These Countries Want to Reopen the Ivory Trade and Put Elephants at Risk.


3. Watch The Ivory Game on Netflix.




4. Symbolically Adopt an African elephant (adult or calf) for $60 through WorldWildlife.org (WWF). When you symbolically adopt an African elephant, you get a free gift.


5. Sponsor a Tusker. In partnership with Tsavo Trust, International Elephant Foundation lets you sponsor an elephant. You can donate once or monthly, as low as $10, $20, $40, $100, or a custom amount.

From their website: "The Sponsor-An-Elephant program has been championing the Iconic Female Tuskers and we are proud to add the boys, both Big Tuskers and Emerging Tuskers (those younger males whose tusks aren’t quite large enough to be Big Tuskers, yet), into the program! Together they represent a vision of what African elephants were before widespread poaching and what could be possible again if we are victorious against poaching."

This is Dida. I was called to sponsor her.
She has a beautiful and powerful energy.

6. Track an elephant with an Elephant Tracking Bracelet from Fahlo. You receive an elephant's name and picture, facts about the elephant such as their story, and access to track the elephant on their expedition. This makes a great gift for an elephant lover. (They have tracking bracelets for sea turtles, sharks, polar bears, and penguins, too.)

From their website: "A portion of all proceeds are donated to Save the Elephants in Kenya, who specializes in elephants research and works to protect wild elephants. Your purchase will help fight ivory poaching, and secure a future for elephants in a rapidly changing world."


DONATE:


7. WWF - "Protecting elephants from poachers is an urgent task—one of the dozens of conservation crises facing us today."


8. African Wildlife Foundation - "Don’t let Africa’s wildlife become history. Join the fight to save these majestic creatures before it’s too late."


9. International Elephant Foundation - "Thanks to our many generous friends and supporters, we’re moving forward with a vision that promotes elephant conservation, scientific investigation and education."


10. Save The Elephants - "Elephants are among the most intelligent creatures on the planet and have complex emotions. Their lives are being lost to the ivory trade, accelerating habitat and range destruction. You can help put a stop to this and ensure Africa’s elephants are protected for generations to come."


BONUS:

Are you a teacher? Do you work with teachers? Do you have kids/grandkids/nieces/nephews/godkids? Kids and classrooms can help elephants, too!


QUESTIONS: Do you or someone you know love elephants? (Pass this post on to any elephant/animal lovers you know.) Did you do any of the action steps above? Are you sponsoring a Tusker?


Good Causes:

Causes and Donations - Books, Animals, and People / PART 1

Good Causes to Support / PART 2

I Donated My Hair / Good Causes PART 3

Stand Up To Cancer, Protect Trans Youth, Stand With Ukraine / PART 4






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4 comments:

Jeff said...

I once rode an elephant in Thailand. IN SE Asia, almost all the elephants are domestic and used in forestry. My only thought was that Hannibal must have had a sore but if he rode an elephant across the alps and down the Italian peninsula to attack Rome.

Sarcastically, I have lately been making it a habit of voting against anyone using elephants as a symbol :)

Liz A. said...

These are some great ideas. Elephants deserve our respect.

Damyanti Biswas said...

Fantastic Post! Thank you for sharing this.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - I'm an African elephant fan ... and support them and have written about them. Including using bees to keep elephants away from the human populations ... but we need to do as much as possible to be aware of and to protect wildlife ... great post - thank you - Hilary