The Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary was created to protect elephants and other endangered animals of the region and to conserve their natural habitat. Read More >
David and Pam Casselman
Julie and Gilbert Alexandre
Richard Mc Lellan M.D.
Elephant poaching and the illegal trade in ivory is a multi-million dollar business, often run by highly organized criminal networks. Every year nearly 4,000 elephants are killed to sustain the illegal ivory trade.
Ivory tusks sell for hundreds of dollars a pound. Much of the illegal ivory is smuggled into the Far East, where it is carved into jewelry and figurines.
Scientists warn that the elephant could be extinct by 2020 if poaching continues.
In EIC Stop Elephant Poaching sponsored sanctuaries, wardens patrol thousands of acres to deter and arrest poachers. Through our Stop Blood Ivory awareness campaign, elephant lovers around the world are given information and tools to help stop the demand for ivory and end the illegal poaching of elephants.
In parts of Asia, elephants have traditionally been used as living tractors and bulldozers by farmers and loggers. Other 'broken' elephants are used as a novelty to increase the amount of money beggars can collect on city streets. Read More >>
Elephants in the wild can travel up to 50 miles a day with their family groups. Zoo environments cannot meet the social and physical needs of these intelligent and majestic creatures. Read More >>
Elephants in circuses are routinely beaten with bull hooks and electric prods while being trained. These intelligent, social animals can live their entire lives in circus trailers. Read More >>
Given their need to roam and their varied dietary requirements, elephants will not have enough open space to sustain themselves in the near future if the amount of viable habitat in Africa and Asia continues to shrink at current rates. Read More >>