Today is World Elephant Day! African elephants continue to be poached for their ivory tusks every day. This also affects the smaller Asian elephants. The illegal ivory trade continues to fuel the killing of these incredible and very intelligent mammals.
Climate change, deforestation and loss of habitat, also plays an important role with the constant elephant-human conflicts, pushing these magnificent animals to seek water and food in or close to human villages and communities, which more than often ends up with the elephants getting killed.
It is estimated that, every day, 100 African elephants are killed by poachers. The desire for ivory in Asian markets has led to the slaughter of thousands of elephants. World Elephant Day was created to raise awareness and create change to save these majestic creatures. Since its founding in 2012 by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand along with over 100 elephant conservation organizations worldwide, World Elephant Day has reached millions of individuals who love elephants and want to do whatever they can to help.
World Elephant Day is a day where organizations and individuals can rally together to give a voice to the issues threatening elephants.
Please, check our sister NGO webpage to learn about the decades effective long work at CITES (UNEP organization) to protect elephants from the cruel and senseless ivory trade worldwide. ALL CEWS reports are at the INTERPOL database: E-Commerce | CEWS (c-ews.org)