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World Elephant Day

Every year on August 12, World Elephant Day is marked to emphasize why protecting the animal is the need of the hour. The day is devoted to increasing public awareness about elephant conservation on a global scale.

We are so proud of our sister NGO CATCA Environmental and Wildlife Society (CEWS), which has been for over 35 years educating about the poaching of elephants for their ivory in Holland and Mexico, and since 25 years ago in Canada. CEWS has been exposing since 2007 the illegal online trade of elephant ivory at an international level.

CEWS reports are at the INTERPOL database.

You can check these reports here:

World Elephant Day, observed globally on August 12, is a significant event dedicated to raising awareness about the pressing challenges faced by elephants and advocating for their protection and conservation. This observance serves as a vital platform to highlight issues such as habitat loss, ivory poaching, human-elephant conflicts, and the urgent need for improved conservation efforts. This occasion aims to promote the importance of safeguarding these magnificent creatures for future generations and to encourage actions that contribute to their welfare and survival. It’s a day to appreciate the vital role elephants play in maintaining ecosystems, as well as to support organizations and initiatives that work towards their preservation. From date to history here is everything you need to know about this day.

Significance of World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day plays a crucial role in uniting groups and individuals worldwide to address the threats elephants encounter. Its inclusive vision enables various organizations and people to launch campaigns under its banner, fostering collaboration across borders and ideologies. By providing a collective global voice, this initiative empowers individuals, policymakers, legislators, and governments to develop and support conservation solutions, ensuring a secure future for elephants, animals, and their habitats.

History of World Elephant Day

In 2012, Patricia Sims, a Canadian, and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand, led by HM Queen Sirikit, established World Elephant Day. Patricia Sims has been overseeing this initiative ever since. Collaborating with 100 elephant conservation organizations globally, World Elephant Day has touched the lives of countless people worldwide. The widespread participation in this day underscores the deep concern and determination of individuals to contribute towards elephant conservation.

Joining Forces for Elephant Welfare

World Elephant Day provides a global stage for addressing the challenges threatening elephants. By joining hands under this banner, individuals and organizations come together to protect these majestic creatures. Through collective action, we can ensure that future generations continue to marvel at the beauty and importance of elephants while safeguarding their habitats and well-being.


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