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.
Elephants In Crisis takes a holistic and global approach to saving elephants in captivity, while protecting them in the wild. In addition to our direct involvement in elephant conservation and awareness campaigns, Elephants In Crisis provides support to a wide-range of leading elephant organizations spread out across the globe.
As part of our effort to build "elephant awareness", Elephants In Crisis provides information about the growing crisis faced by elephants and celebrates individuals who have dedicated their lives to saving elephants and, by doing so, have so enriched our own lives.
Elephants In Crisis supports a total ban on the ivory trade, believes that community-based initiatives are the key to the long-term survival of the species, and advocates that zoos and circuses move their elephants to sanctuaries where they can live the lives they were meant to live.
Elephants In Crisis' five core programs address the critical crises facing elephants today-- land encroachment, ivory poaching, elephant labor, captivity in zoos and abuse in circuses.
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 >>
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. 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 >>